EXPLORATION & VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

In the first year, you experience a thorough and intensive introduction to a broad variety of aspects connected to the field of photography. 

Through theory, field trips, exhibitions and events, you will quickly broaden your knowledge on photography and beyond. You will learn how to manage your studies and how to structure your work process. In this first year, there is a strong emphasis on improving your technical skills, including postproduction in photography. You will be challenged on content by doing projects in the role of a street photographer, a portrait photographer, a studio photographer and more. All these exercises and projects teach you a variety of strategies to create work. 

Alongside, you will follow basic courses in graphic design, moving image and interactive media to better understand how contemporary photography is intertwined with other media. By exploring the breadth of the photographic landscape, you will start to discover where your own true interests lie. 

At the end of the first year, you will make an application for either the Documentary or Fiction specialisation. The motivation for your preferred direction is clearly reflected in the work you’ll show at your collective assessment and underpinned by your verbal presentation. 

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Art, Photography History & Reflection
Lonneke de Groot

Digital Workflow & Skills
Loek van Vliet

Documentary Photography
Raimond Wouda

Fiction Mise-en-scene
Ola Lanko

Graphic Design
Vincent van Baar

Image development Photography
Thijs groot Wassink
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Photography Conceptual Still
Krista van der Niet

Photography Technical Skills
Ernst Yperlaan

Photojournalism
Donald Weber

Professional Practice Skills 1
Raimond Wouda

Professional Practice Skills 2
Donald Weber

Semester Presentation
Raimond Wouda

 

Image development Photography
Thijs groot Wassink

Short description
Each block(term) is geared toward a final presentation in addition to weekly assignments. The weekly assignments are related to each other and combine as a process toward the final presentation. By the second block (term) the student will be expected to follow this process independently. The assignments focus on both content and formal aspects of the image as well as teaching a way of thinking about concept development. Perception plays a central role in this. Through doing, reflecting, analyzing and subsequently creating new work the student becomes conscious of the creative process and the meaning of research, experimentation and reflection. The student is expected to independently: engage in research; create an archive of images; visit exhibitions; keep a sketch-book; and, work on the weekly assignments.

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Credits (ECTS) Meeting time (in hours) Self-study time (in hours)

24 32

 
 
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