The advanced photography course is dedicated to those students who already possess good knowledge and understanding of the photographic medium and its techniques and would like to develop their competencies to a more professional level. This unit will give students the opportunity to evolve a conceptual idea into a fully developed and produced project.
The rationale behind this course is to guide students through their creative thinking process, whilst instructing them as they produce a journal documenting their creative process from the initial research phase, through their production process, and finally reaching their work delivery.
Furthermore, this course will also explore the importance of ethical and legal considerations when working on a photographic project, including the documents required for location scouting and of course talent and location release forms.
The target audience for this course would be students who completed their introduction and intermediate course to photography and would like to further their understanding of contextual photography, other photographers who perhaps have mastered their photographic skills but would like to experiment with more conceptual photography, and potentially interested mature students as per maturity clause.
Structure and Assessment
Course delivery is blended, and includes on-line or face-to-face lessons along with practical assignments where applicable.
Duration – 13 weeks (2-hour lecture per week)
Part-Time Evenings or Saturday Morning – 1 Sessions of 2 Hours each Weekly Thursdays plus 18:00-20:00 hrs of lectures
Note: Additional hours as directed by the Lecturer need to be dedicated by way of Self-Study / Research / Assignments / Projects / Presentations / Group-Work or similar.
These may be either Home-Based Assignments or Time-Constrained Assessments, on both an Individual Basis, as well as on a Group-Level Basis according to the Units being assessed, and may also include evaluation of hands-on practice.
– Participants should be able to communicate in Maltese and/or English
– Participants should have a basic understanding of photographic techniques including at least exposure values, lens uses and light concepts. and
– Participants should also have a basic understanding of different photographic genres and post-processing skills
– Participants should be in possession of an Award in Photography – Intermediate certificate and/or a Level 3 in Media Literacy studies
Students who do not have either a certification in Award in Photography – Intermediate or a Level 3 in Media Literacy Studies must present a portfolio.
Students who satisfy the following conditions may apply for consideration to join MCAST programmes as mature students:
Have, by the end of the current calendar year:
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
· An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 70% of the lessons.
MCAST Certificate of Achievement