Course detail

Studio IV - Photography - winter

FaVU-B4FO-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020

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

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Extending knowledge in the field of photography in contemporary art. Developed critical thinking. Confronted with common artistic expressions.


Interest in spiritual approach to photography. Conceptual thinking. Creative maturity and greater experience with the medium of photography in contemporary art. The high technical level is indisputable.


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

Individual consultations, brainstorming sessions, cooperative-learning techniques. Reading and alalyzing of texts.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes


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, winter semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer