ASSIGNMENT 1: Critical Review of Practice
The Critical Review of Practice is a written critical evaluation of your practice, (maximum 2,500 words). You should make reference to other practitioners and visual practices, and the relevant critical contexts and concepts that have informed the making, development and intended consumption of your practice.
It will be closely linked to the development and completion of your own photographic work developed within Informing Contexts, and it is likely it will draw on the ongoing critical reflection and contextualisation you have already undertaken in your critical research journal and in your video presentation & peer review.
The Critical Review of Practice is intended to confirm and demonstrate that your practice is underpinned from an informed and reflective position, and allows you to locate your photographic work within relevant historical, cultural and professional contexts. It is also designed to expand your thinking and to develop skills in exploring and reflecting on your practice, and the development of a critical self awareness within the broad field of photography / media / visual culture / communication.
The Critical Review of Practice should directly reference your Work in Progress Portfolio. It should provide adequate contextualisation of, and reflection on this work. It should be fully illustrated with both your own and others' practice, and professional use of Harvard referencing is expected.
Assignment GuidelinesYour Critical Review of Practice submission should be:
ASSIGNMENT 2: Work In Progress Portfolio
At the end of the module you will submit a Work In Progress Portfolio (WIPP). Your WIPP will most likely represent a defined stage in your research project, or it may be a discrete project in its own right. Although your WIPP does not necessarily need to be a ‘resolved’ body of work, it should be visually cohesive and demonstrate discernment in terms of your selection, sequencing and overall presentation choices.
Your WIPP pdf may be an entirely ‘offline’ document, containing full screen resolution-sized images (c. 4000 px longest edge), and any relevant titles or captions if appropriate.
You may wish to explore with other methods of presentation, and have your work considered for assessment in a specific form or context. This might include, but need not be limited by:
- an online gallery / virtual gallery
- video / audio visual work
- zine / photobook dummy
- exhibition or installation