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PHOT503 – Darkroom Photography

Module code
Module title
Darkroom Photography
To introduce students to the fundamental skills and creative aspects of darkroom photography.
  • BM1801
  • BM1802
  • BM1901
  • BM1902
  • BM7000
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended – methods will involve tutorials, lectures, workshops, group activities, Moodle exercises, portfolio, tutor/peer critiques.
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proficiency across a range of analogue photography processes and skills.
2. Analyse, understand, and apply codes and conventions of the photographic discipline.
3. Demonstrate an ability to think and work through a reflective process.
4. Create, develop, and integrate a broad range of content in response to a project brief.
• Manual SLR film camera function overview
• Black and white film processing and developing
• Darkroom printing and developing processes
• Photographic compositional values
• Editing processes for a refined series of prints
• Contextual research
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module learners must complete all assignments and accumulate an overall course mark of no less than 50%.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Teaching classroom space for presentation, delivery and critique
Darkroom space: enlarger per student, chemical processing areas, printing areas.

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