Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Studio photography 38256/3298/2425/1/84
Study guide

Studio photography 3

Academic year 2024-25
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    • Photography
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    • Photography
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 30 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: Danckaert Bert
Other teaching staff: 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: 1080,00 hours


previously registered for Studio Photography 2.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Each student entering the 3rd BA is required to have succeeded in the final objectives of the 2nd BA (see learning objectives 2nd 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 has the professional skills that are specific to the discipline.
BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student explores audiovisual possibilities
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 has a broad knowledge and well-founded insight into the traditional and contemporary visual (audiovisual) arts.
The student is able to recognise the societal impact of the production process and justify it.
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 profound research attitude.
BA5 - When developing his/her personal visual language the students starts from a searching and reflective attitude when developing one's own visual language.
The student reflects on his / her own practice, can define a research field, quote references, write a research concept and context, and elaborate an artistic statement with regard to a bachelor project.
The student can relate the insights he acquired during his teaching programme to (the meaning of) his own work.
The student is able to synthesize and integrate the various acquired skills and insights and put these to work in his practice.
The student can situatie his work theoretically and link it to the history and topicality of photography.
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 can make a magazine (editing, basic layout, delivery of correct files, taking care of sequence and basic printing techniques).
The student has insight into the exhibition practice and is able to conceive and shape a group exhibition or a mono-graphic exhibition.
The student can create a simple website / digital portfolio
The student can express his artistic position verbally.

Course content

3rd year : emancipation

autonomy ( international exchange, internship, BA project)
The general objective of BA 3 consists of the positioning of the individual. The student now has an overview of the possibilities of the medium and makes conscious choices that lead to autonomous work that is created under regular supervision at this stage.
Working closely with the teachers students work out their own themes and concepts .
During the second semester the student develops a Bachelor Project (which may constitute the basis of a master project. Content and practical problems (organisation, production, presentation,...) are solved with a consistent final product as an endpoint.

Foreign exchange and crossover projects will be particularly encouraged in 3 BA.

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 int he 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)

Various literature both artistic , theoretical and technical topics around photography and arts.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis240,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours780,00 hours
Workplace training and / or internship30,00 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)