Course detail

Studio IV - Photography - summer

FaVU-B4FO-LAcad. year: 2019/2020

Semestrial work - “Photographic book”
Major work - exhibition series for the final exam.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Experience from the realization of the BA project. Students are focusing on contemporary cultural events.


Conceptual thinking. Creative maturity and greater experience with the medium of photography in contemporary art.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bourdieu, Pierre, Photography: A Middle-brow Art, trans. Shaun Whiteside Cambridge: Polity Press, paperback ed., 1996 (EN)
Bourriaud, Nicolas: Postprodukce,, 2004 (CS)
Fontcuberta, Joan: Pandora's Camera. Mack, London, 2014 (EN)
Fontcuberta, Joan ed.: Photography. Crisis of history, Actar, Barcelona, 2002 (EN)
Fried, Michael: Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008 (EN)
Groys, Boris: Art Power. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008 (EN)
Groys, Boris: On the New. London and New York: Verso, 2014 (EN)
Paul Wood & Charles Harrison ed.: Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, United Kingdom, 2003 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Make connections between art and real life. Presentations, individual consultations and discussions.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Final exam.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Semestrial work - “Photographic book”
Students must create publication that will reflect the mature approach to photography.
The greatest emphasis is put on the students' ability to understand and analyze situation of contemporary art.
Mandatory studio meetings, individual consultations and discussions about students' major work. The studio visits by authorities from the art word.


The ability to reflect one's own practice as an artist and orientation in the contemporary art scene.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-IDT , 4. year of study, summer semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



169 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer