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Photography 2: Digital Image & Culture

Photography 2: Digital Image & Culture

Duration: 15 months at 10hrs/week

Price: £1630

Run by: Enquiries
at OCA

This course is taught online

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About the Course

In recent decades digital imaging technologies have had a profound impact upon myriad aspects of our daily lives, and also on contemporary art and its institutions. In this course, you will be introduced to the work of practitioners who exploit the possibilities and potential of digital photography and imaging technologies, and you will explore the diverse and complex themes that their work addresses. Alongside tracing the genesis and trajectory of digital photographic art, you will examine the various ways that vernacular digital imagery is consumed and disseminated, and consider the wider social, ethical and philosophical implications of these rapidly evolving platforms and processes.

You will be encouraged to take exploratory and experimental approaches to making practical work, using both your own photographs as well as working with found imagery. This unit fosters a conceptual approach to practice, and you will expand your awareness of contexts and frameworks in which to develop your personal practice and your creative vision. You will be encouraged to develop further your visual communication skills, working towards a reflexive practice that involves the realisation of your own ideas into compelling visual products. You will engage in current critical debate and consider relevant social and cultural perspectives in relation to digital imagery, its production and its consumption.

Throughout the course you will be invited to show increasing autonomy in your learning and are expected to interact with the wider community of students at the OCA.

The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.

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  • Disabled access
  • Qualification offered