BA Hons Photography
OBJECT & BODY UNIT: Assessment Guidelines

Please read these guidance notes carefully.

For your OBJECT & BODY ASSESSMENT you are required to make a specific presentation outlining your Concept, and evidencing your Research Development and Final Images.

You have 2 sessions. The first presentation, will be your formal assessment point, to your Tutors. Afterwards you are asked to make another less formal presentation to your Peers in Pairs.

(a) SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION – this will be 1:1 Presentation with an assigned Tutor – Please note down your specific time. We ask you to be timely, so please wait outside the Office to be called.  

(b) PEER REVIEW – this will be a student led exercise  in two parts, where you will review and feedback on the projects of your fellow students. (Peer Review in Pairs & Peer Group Review).

 

NOTE BELOW YOUR SPECIFIED SUMMATIVE  PRESENTATION TIME & ROOM BELOW:

 

(a) Summative Assessment Schedule

RPHC4001 Object & Body Unit

TUESDAY 21st  JANUARY – Jonathan Simms, Room 806

 

10.00 -10.30am                                Rebecca Henehan

10.30am -11am                                Madison Blackwood

11.00 -11.30am                                 Hannah Broad

12.00 -12.30pm                                 Zoe Coombes

12.30 -1pm                                        George Enescu

2.00 -2.30pm                                     Danielle Phipps

2.30-3pm                                            Adam Easton

 

 

Summative Assessment Schedule

RPHC4001 Object & Body Unit

TUESDAY 21st  JANUARY – Steffi Klenz, Room 805

 

10.00 -10.30am                                Georgia Wynne

10.30am -11am                                Bethan Williams

11.00 -11.30am                                Hannah Vigors

12.00 -12.30pm                                Nicola Thompson

12.30 -1pm                                        Mark Sutherland

2.00 -2.30pm                                     Catherine Stuart

2.30-3pm                                            Charlie Stanhope

 

 

Summative Assessment Schedule

RPHC4001 Object & Body Unit

THURSDAY 23rd  JANUARY – Jonathan Simms, Room 806

 

10.00 -10.30am                                Jade Gordon-Brown

10.30am -11am                                Jessica Griffiths

11.00 -11.30am                                Charlotte Edwards

12.00 -12.30pm                                Luna Limbu


 

Summative Assessment Schedule

RPHC4001 Object & Body Unit

THURSDAY 23rd  JANUARY – Steffi Klenz, Room 805

 

10.00 -10.30am                                Neda Mockeviciute

11.00 -11.30am                                Katie Morrison

12.00 -12.30pm                                Elizabeta Mikelsone


 

As this is a ‘final’/summative assessment you are required to pass this Unit in order to successfully progress. Failure to attend and present your research / photographs will jeopardise your progression on the course. The brief has two components, which you must pass.

Please note a greater importance is given to Research, over the Creative Project/Images :

  • Research and Development (60%)
  • Final Images (40%)

 

 

PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

For this assessment point we do expect a high level of professionalism from our students, so please give the presentation due care and attention. Time keeping is important here, so be early. You have a strict time allowance of 20mins to present BOTH tasks.

So practice your presentation. If in doubt about the content of your presentation keep it simple. After your presentation the assessing panel member has the right to ask you questions to clarify their understanding of certain aspects of your presentation. You will not be given direct feedback in that this is a formal assessment point.

As highlighted earlier, this is the point where you present your for assessment, to both your Tutors and your Peers. We will provide a grade for the work you have made for the Object & Body Unit

 

PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE OR MISS YOUR ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION SLOT.

THIS IS REGARDED AS A NON-SUBMISSION AND WILL RESULT IN AN ACADEMIC FAIL – REMEMBER YOU MUST PASS ALL UNITS TO PROGRESS ON THE COURSE. SO FAILURE TO SUBMIT IS TAKEN REALLY SERIOUSLY.

 

 

DELIVERABLES: PRESENTATION & PRINTS

For this assessment point you must prepare a formal presentation. Your presentation can take the form of either a specific Blog Post (please name it Summative Assessment Object & Body Unit) or a PowerPoint/PDF (labeled with your name and the unit). A computer provided will be allocated in room(s) to display this.

Final Prints:

Body (Studio) = B&W, Analogue

Body (Location) = Colour, Analogue

Object (Studio) = Colour, Analogue & Digital

Present these in your session along with your contact sheet.

 

Please understand that it is your responsibility to create a presentation and the tutor assessing you will not ask or interrupt until your presentation is finished.

It is vital that you refer to your brief for this Unit so that you deliver all tasks. Please go to the relevant post on the 1st year website to re-familiarize yourself with each of the Project requirements for both parts of this unit.

 

 

PRESENTATION STRUCTURE: INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENT

Your presentation should be no longer than 20mins and must be published to your ‘Blog’.

The structure is outlined below. A computer will be provided in the allocated Tutorial Room to display your Blog. Final Prints must be presented at this time.

 

Your presentation should seek to satisfy the following structure and be no longer than 20 minutes. We would recommend to produce one PDF / PowerPoint in two parts. 

  • BODY PRESENTATION (incl. Concept, Research – visual, contextual, Contact Sheets, Final Images and Critical Appraisal – 10mins

  • OBJECT PRESENTATION (incl. Concept, Research – visual, contextual, Contact Sheets, Final Images and Critical Appraisal – 10mins

(Remember we are not assessing your presentation skills. Do however refer to the assessment criteria on the brief)

 

Your assignment should seek to satisfy the following criteria.

Each part/task must include a separate 300 word critical appraisal and have the following structure:

  1. A clear introduction to your project, outlining the concept (idea), behind the  task.
  2. Include your Research and Visual References, with a clear explanation of what you think their significance is and why. For example, how does your reference relate to your project? What do you think are the most important factors that you have learnt from your reference?
  3. Scanned Contact Sheets & Final Images, highlighting your editorial choice and the reasons behind your selection. Here we can discuss matters of camera position, focal length, exposure and lighting, etc.
  4. Your Photographic prints for this Unit:
    • Final B&W and Colour ‘C-Type’ analogue prints, no smaller than (9.5”x12”) - The print must be to the highest standard, evidencing your ability to control focus, exposure, tone and colour correction.
    • N.B. for the Object, must include both analogue and digital prints, from your 5×4 negative.
  5. Finally include a Critical Appraisal - In this, write a self-evaluation that covers these questions.
  • What is your understanding of issues of representation related to the Object/Body?
  • How does your research support your concept? How could you improve upon this?
  • What were the reasons behind your photographic choices? For instance, how do you think your visual choices translate to your ideas?
  • How have you managed your studies?
  • What aspect of your shoot productions do you need to reflect upon and why?
  • What has been the most significant challenge on these Units so far? – How can you overcome them in the future?

 

It is important that you refer to the Brief so that you deliver all tasks. For your convenience, please see the project and re-familiarize yourself with each of the project requirements and the Assessment Criteria. These are set out below:

  • Applied knowledge and conceptual understanding of representation
  • Demonstrate developing research skills in support of conceptual and contextual ideas
  • Ability to understand and employ photographic technique to represent ideas
  • Appropriate project management: planning and organisation (preparation, heath & safety, shoot production skills, etc.)

 

 

RHPC4001 Object & Body Project 2013

We expect a high level of professionalism from our students, so please give the presentation of your review due care and attention. Time keeping is important here, so be early, you have a strict time allowance of 20mins to present your Unit. No more. So practice your presentation. If in doubt about the content of your presentation keep it simple. Using the timetable, make sure you know where you will be attending.

 

 

(b) PEER REVIEW SCHEDULE

As with your previous Unit, this will be in a student led exercise where you will review and feedback on the projects of your fellow students. Please meet with your assigned colleagues and review each other work. Post your reflections on your blog. These can take the form of bullet points. Below are sample questions to help with both this and your presentations,

PEER REVIEW_Object and Body Unit

 

 

GUIDANCE QUESTIONS FOR ASSESSMENT AND PEER REVIEW

Guidance Questions_Peer Review

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