This programme aims to enable students to make an in-depth pursuit in both academic studies (criticism and theory) and practices (applied skills) in contemporary photography. The overall background and knowledge of contemporary issues in photography will be discussed. Students are expected to deal with historical perspectives, criticism and theory in photography and to explore contemporary lens-based image-making through a curriculum in the culture, history, theory and practice of photography. Students will be trained to reflect their learning through essays and photographic project work.
On completion of the programme, students should be able to
apply their knowledge and skills in contemporary photographic criticism and practice;
critically review and evaluate items of photographic artwork; and
develop their own creative style and genres of photography