Course Description

Course Name

Glasgow School of Art Programme- Black and White Photography

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

10 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


The photography course will instruct students in the use of the camera and its primary functions, covering camera handling, exposure control, developing, contact printing and enlarging. The curriculum also places emphasis on the awareness of the full range of possibilities offered at every stage of the creative process; from the initial intention or idea, contact with the subject and the photographic technology, the darkroom techniques, until finally culminating in the presentation of artwork.

Evaluation and credits

Assessment of students' work takes place regularly throughout the course on an informal basis and twice during the course on a formal basis. Assessments take the form of individual tutorials and group reviews.

After the final assessment students will be issued with a letter-band grade in accordance with the University of Glasgow Study Abroad guidelines. The grade will indicate the level of students? performance and the work made during the course.

Students will receive 10 Scotcat (University of Glasgow) credits which is approximately equivalent to 2.5 US credits.


  • Classes usually run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays¬†
  • Each class is three-hours long.
  • All teaching is conducted on the Glasgow School of Art campus.

*Course content subject to change