Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Studio Photography 26333/3298/2425/1/80
Study guide

Studio Photography 2

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 2
    • Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Photography
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 27 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Lybeer Charlotte
Other teaching staff: Guns Tine, Peeters Valentijn, Verdijk Lukas
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2024 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 810,00 hours


previously registered for Studio photography 1 AND previously registered for Photography: Digital imaging 1 AND previously registered for Photography: Technique 1.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Each student entering the 2nd BA is required to have succeeded in the final objectives of the 1st BA (see learning objectives 1st BA)

Learning outcomes (list)

BA1 - The student has the necessary artistic skills to design and/or realize a personal project within the broad spectrum of the visual arts under supervision.
The student can think through and elaborate the following themes: the still life, the staging, study of the human figure, portrait, thematic approach.
BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student has expanded his professional knowledge by performing technically more complex assignments (working on location, night shots, mixed light, technical camera and digital medium format for monumental prints, ...).
The student has strengthened his practical experience concerning digital workflow (scanning, advanced working in RAW, Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop advanced skills, ...).
The student can deal with hybrid and innovative forms (mixed forms of digital and analogue photography, graphic design and various printing options).
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student knows about the history and actuality of photography, with a focus on the period 1945-1975 and contemporary photography, and themes such as architecture, portrait or social photography. photography.
The student can selectively read critical texts and place them within a broader cultural framework.
BA4 - The student develops and sharpens his/her critical and investigative attitude towards designs and/or realizations that arise from visual experiments and research, emotion and intuition.
The student has a research attitude.
The student is able to investigate and deepen the relationship between text and image
BA6 - The student understands the characteristics of his/her personal designs and/or realizations and is able to communicate about this in an appropriate manner.
The student has mastered current exhibition techniques, and can apply these practically.
The student can formulate a coherent artistic position.
BA7 - The student is able to organize his/her artistic project in consultation with others.
The student can (with guidance) work with other people (actors, models, ...) and set up a staging.

Course content

2nd BA: specialisation

Refining , applying the acquired knowledge , deepening and practicing.

In the second year the pressure is increased and the following main themes are explored: Portrait (location , studio ...), still life , landscape, reportage and documentary projects. Expressiveness is further developed and photographic technique is refined. The cultural and critical frame of reference is significally broadened, and the student is expected to place attitudes and practices within a logical continuum.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) (optionally also an analogue camera), tripod and lightmeter (can be borrowed for short periods from the department), large format camera (purchase not obligatory, these camera are present in the studio, darkroom equipment (provided by the department), videocamera (available, possible to borrow from IT-department), PC/MAC computer, scanners (present in the digital studio), A0 and A2 printers (present in the digital print workshop)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis363,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials42,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours363,00 hours
Workplace training and / or internship42,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment100,00Student attendance is a requirement for this course unit. In case you are legitimately absent, bring a certificate to the secretariat as soon as possible.

Evaluation (text)

Different display moments (at the end of the first semester the students are required to set up a try-out exhibition. At the final jury of the 1st BA, students have to present their work in a precise and well-executed exhibition.

The marks are given according to the following evaluation-guidelines:

1) Artistic quality (creativity + authenticity, urgency and relevance)
2) Broad development (all assignments must be carried out, the highest possible level is pursued in every task, so students train to become all-round photographers.)
3) craftsmanship / material knowledge (printing techniques, post-production, light control, using the right photographic tools to convey the intent of the author in book projects the sequence, material and size is important. When working with text, it is important that this is used in a good way and is of a sufficiently high level, ...)
4) Communication skills (students can articulate clearly what he / she is doing - in front of a group)
5) Frame of reference (the student can situate his / her work in a historical and contemporary context and is able to conduct historical research)
6) Participation (in group critique sessions, participation in workshops, lectures, exhibition visit)