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Lj贸sm yn dask贸 l in n The School of photography

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Curriculum School Year 2013-2014


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Table of Contents ...............................................................................................................

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Introduction ..............................................................................................................................

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About the School .........................................................................................................................

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Entry Requirements ...................................................................................................................

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Study Aims ..................................................................................................................................

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Study Layout ...............................................................................................................................

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Study Application .......................................................................................................................

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Study Evaluation and Grades .....................................................................................................

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Teachers and Lecturers ..............................................................................................................

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Facilities ......................................................................................................................................

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Handling of Discords ..................................................................................................................

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School Reunions .........................................................................................................................

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General Rules of the School ........................................................................................................

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School Fees .................................................................................................................................. 10 Management ............................................................................................................................... 11 Study Synopsis ........................................................................................................................... 12 1st Semester

30 F-credits

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LJHR 4LM104

Aperture, Shutter speed & Image Construction, 4 F-credits ........... 12

FRST 4LM110

B&W Film Development & Enlargement 10 F-credits ..................... 12

MYMB 4LM105 Photography, Form & Composition, 5 F-credits ............................... 13

STFR 4LM102

Digital Photography, Processing & Handling, Part 1, 2 F-credits .... 13

LJSS 4LM103

History of Photography, 3 F-credits ................................................. 14

STUD LM103

Understanding & Creating Light.Studio Work, Part 1, 3 F-credits .. 14

HUGM 4LM103 Working with Ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits ....................................... 15 2nd Semester

30 F-credits

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STUD 4LM204

Understanding & Creating Light. Studio Work, Part 2, 4 F-credits . 15

LMLI 4LM202

Photography as an Art form, 2 F-credits .......................................... 16

STFR 4LM205

Digital Photography, Processing & Handling, Part 2, 5 F-credits .... 16

SMMY 4LM202 Narrative Photography 2 F-credits .................................................. 16

PRTR 4LM202

Portrait Photography, 2 F-credits ..................................................... 17

HESK 4LM202

Classic Techniques in Art Photography, 2 F-credits ......................... 17

EVRK 4LM202

Developing Personal Projects, 2 F-credits ....................................... 17

HEIM 4LM202 Personal Documentary Photography, 2 F-credits ............................ 18


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LISS 4LM202

LOKV 4LM207 End of term Project, 7 F-credits ........................................................ 19 3rd Semester

History & Theory of Art, Part 1, 2 F-credits ..................................... 18

30 F-credits

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STFR 4LM307

Digital Photography & Digital Processing , Part 3, 7 F-credits ........ 19

STUD 4LM303

Understanding & Creating Light Working in a Studio, Part 3,

3 F-credits .......................................................................................... 20

VSTN 4LM306

Hands-on Apprenticeship with Photographers, 6 F-credits ............ 20

LISS 4LM303

History & Theory of Art, Part 2, 3 F-credits ..................................... 20

PRTT 4LM302

Print work Technique, 2 F-credits ................................................... 21

FJLM 4LM305

Media Photography, 5 F-credits ........................................................ 21

HUGM 4LM303 Working with Ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits ....................................... 21

EVRK 4LM301 4th. Semester

Developing Personal Projects, cont. 1 F-credit ................................ 22 30 F-credits

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STFR 4LM407

Digital Photography & Digital Processing , Part 3, 7 F-credits ........ 22

MNDS 4LM401 Making an income with Photos, 1 F-credits .................................... 23

STUD 4LM403

Understanding & Creating Light Working in the Studio, Part 4,

3 F-credits .......................................................................................... 23

LJSS 4LM403

History of Photography, Part 2, 3 F-credits ...................................... 23

LIST 4LM410

Photography as Art, Creation, 10 F-credits ...................................... 24

HUGM 4LM403 Working with Ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits ....................................... 24

EVRK 4LM401

MRKF 4LM402 Marketing/Business, 2 F-credits ....................................................... 25 5th Semester

Developing Personal Projects, cont., 1 F-credit ............................... 25

30 F-credits

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SJST 4LM526

Independent assignment work, 26 F-credits ................................... 26

VEFS 4LM502

Making a Website, 2 F-credits .......................................................... 26

RKST 4LM502

Building a Private Business, 2 F-credits ........................................... 27

Appendix 1 - List of Teachers ............................................................................................ 28 Appendix 2 – Study Overview ........................................................................................... 32 Appendix 3 – Photos of School premises & facilities ........................................................ 38


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About the School Since early 2009 the School of Photography has been operated by official recognition of the Ministry of Education as a specialized institution within the sector of secondary schools. It is run within the framework of the legislation on secondary schools no. 92, 2008. Formerly named “Sissa ́s School of Photography”, this institution traces its origins back to the year 1997. Initially the school proposed short courses but later it evolved to become two-semester studies. Starting with the school year 2007-2008, a five-semester study program in Creative Photography has been introduced. This enables its students to complete an education totalling 150 F-credits in Creative Photography. The School proposes to teach photography, to enhance its importance in Iceland and to open up more options in its study with artistic creation as a guideline. Furthermore the School aims at ranking among the finest educational institutes on a world-wide scale. The School is privately owned, supervised by a headmaster and a director.

Entry Requirements Completion of studies on a secondary level - or other comparable degree - is a prerequisite. Requests for an exemption from these requirements can be presented to the headmaster who handles such an application on an ad hoc basis. Such an exemption is primarily based on the applicant ́s age, previous experience and photographic know-how. In addition a basic knowledge of photography and computer skills is called for. Applications are to be complemented by a photo portfolio for verification. These, along with a curriculum vitae, an explicatory why-and-wherefore layout and an introductory interview form the basis for the acceptance or refusal of a student candidate. The possession of own film camera is an initial requirement. As the studies progress, students must be in possession of hard drives for data conservation and it is desirable that they have access to a digital camera. Possession of accessories such as a tripod, and an exposure meter is decidedly a bonus.

Study Aims The School purposes to teach Creative Photography and to prepare students for a career in different fields of photography, as well as for further studies. And emphasis is placed on the student detecting venues for his/her artistic creation by gaining knowledge of photographic technique as well as its practical know-how, as regards traditional film photography and the latest trends in digital technique. The students are familiarized with the different spheres of Creative Photography and other fields of art through the good offices of renowned professionals, artists and publishers (ref. the appended list of teachers). The speciality of our School is based on its strong ties with the photographic and art society, which enables


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students to become acquainted with and to relate to the world of professional photography. As the studies advance we underline the growing independence of our students in creating and resolving projects. The graduation supposes: –

That the students are well versed in the technical execution of creative photography

of all sorts so that they are capable of operate independently within whichever

sphere they choose.

That the students have a solid knowledge of mainstreams and expressive forms

within professional photography.

That students have an overview of the cultural, historic and politcal role of

photography and are capable of discussing these in a cognitive and critical fashion.

That students are conversant with Icelandic and international photography, main

currents of the day and the historic context of photography and are able to

appreciate its relation to social developments of the present by referral to art history.

That students understand and are capable of elucidating the influence and moral

responsibility and tactics of photographic creation in present day mass media.

Study Layout The academic year consists of two semesters. Each comprises 19 weeks ranging from the second fortnight of August extending throughout May with the exception of traditional student Christmas- and Easter holidays. The total studies include 5 semesters, each divided into individual courses or stages. Each stage adds to the previous ones and a continuous progress rests on the foundation laid at the beginning. The tools and techniques of the trade are instrumental to the teachings along with image construction, art history, idea development and creative work. In this fashion the students are trained in a workmanship useful to future projects and education buildup. The fourth and the fifth semesters see students studying in a more autonomous fashion, facing multiparous ways of study to choose from - while still under the auspices of a teacher. At all levels, working on projects represents an extensive part of the studies and each course is brought to conclusion by one or several assignments. Through their output the students demonstrate that they have achieved their aims. Study evolution is construed as the students turn in their results. Teaching takes place by ways of lectures, demonstrations, teacher directives and on-location visits. Furthermore, hands-on teachings and training take place in group- or private sessions. In particular this applies to the first through third semesters. The fourth and the fifth place added emphasis on independent student output under teacher supervision.


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The time length designated for assignment completion in the present study layout bases on minimal number of courses. The School of Photography is operated on the F-credit system all while using as a guideline the European Union Ě s ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) and the regulations involved. However, in Iceland only acknowledged institutions at university levels are authorized to adopt the ECTS. When calculating the number of credits for each individual course, it is reckoned that each three-day study (25 hours) application amounts to one credit unity. Teaching is completed without interruption. Complementing the lectures, students Ě work under the tutorship of teachers is also taken into consideration, in addition to a given number of hours behind each unity used for independent work and procurement of sources. As a general rule, a student should have completed 30 credits before advancing from one semester to the next. Exceptions can be made in the event of illness or other acknowledged irregularities . In special conditions the School endeavors to assist students in making up for credits lacking. In order to graduate, the student is required to have completed 150 credits. The study layout contains the title of the course along with a description and study criteria. Effort is made to render the description as accurate as possible and to ensure coherence between the normative text and the descriptive teachings. The curriculum in effect as the student commences his/her studies is held valid as regards the individual in question, even if the curriculum undergoes changes in his/her time. Any diversions should be in full concordance with the students and the educational authorities.

Study Application The School of Photography insists on full attendance during class and a satisfactory completion of all assignments. Should absence from courses - including those on grounds of illness - exceed 20% of total class hours, the student Ě s results are considered unsatisfactory. In case of special force majeure conditions, a student can apply to the headmaster for an exemption from this rule. His/her petition will be treated jointly by the headmaster and the head teacher. The student petition shall include a valid explanation for his/her discrepancies and proposals for meeting the course requirements. In case a teacher has to prepare a special assignment for the student or complement his lost classes in any way, the student is liable to pay extra for these services.


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Study Evaluation and Grades Performance valuation is constantly subjected to revision and during the first through third semesters the student has to demonstrate that they have mastered the contents of each course before moving on to the next one. Study evaluation is performed as the students turn in their completed assignments and by the end of each course. Their output is either deemed satisfactory or incomplete. If a student does not meet the required standards, he/she is given a chance to repeat the assignment under supplementary guidance as conditions dictate. The second semester closes with an exhibition of student output, mounted in close cooperation with the School teachers. The fourth semester is brought to a close by the students writing a report wherein they also outline their ideas of a fifth semester working agenda. Much as the second semester, the fifth one also closes with a student graduation exhibition in addition to which they also turn in a portfolio of their works. These finalities, as well as the performance of each and every semester, is also graded. Grades are designated by the letters A,B,C, L and F which indicates that a course is rated incomplete. In certain cases, the ratings of a given course are designated as L at its termination. The premises for the grade ratings are as follows: Grade Criteria Refers to: A

85 – 100% achievement of goals

B

70 – 84% achievement of goals

C

50 – 69% achievement of goals

F

Non-completion

0 – 49% achievement of goals

L

Completion of course

M

Evaluation of course

At the termination of the second and the fifth semesters the students are furnished with a written commentary, which contains an evaluation of their working skills. This evaluation is based on the following: –

Knowledge of the subject matters

Putting the know-how to practical use

Agility and professionalism

– Application – Originality –

Artistic touch

– Portfolios


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If the student intends to proceed with his/her studies in the second and third year, he/she shall make his intentions known to the headmaster in the course of the preceding spring semester. In order to be entitled to continue his/her studies, he/she shall have achieved the required minimal results in the ongoing school year.

Teachers and Lecturers Besides the headmaster and the head teacher, a sizable group of Iceland Ě s leading photographers act as teachers at the School, in addition to graphic designers, visual artists and pundits in various related fields who enjoy a prestigious reputation via their careers in Iceland and abroad. All teachers and lecturers are subjected to demands of education and /or extensive hands-on experience in the subjects they teach. (Ref. List of Teachers in Appendix 1.)

Facilities It is School policy to offer the best possible equipment in well-suited and specially designed accommodations (ref. photos in appendix 3). The students have access to good working facilities in spacious rooms. There is a conference hall, a darkroom with black/white film processing facilities, a large darkroom with seven enlarger posts and facilities to enlarge films from 35 mm up to 4x5� film. A large space is intended for image processing, equipped with light boxes for film viewing, cutters and other necessary tools to finalize photo material. Student studios consist of two spaces,50m2 and65m2, withloftyceilingandequipmentwhichmakethemideal for working with different kinds of lighting. The student computer center is well equipped with computers for image processing, along with scanners, printers and other relevant hardware. Furthermore, the student facilities include a library, a sitting room, equipment storage and a cafÊ. Students have access to the working facilities at any time during the span of their studies. They also enjoy access to a well-stocked library on photographers and photography which is instrumental in completing their various assignments. Teachers are present as the timetable predicts in order to assist students with their assignments.


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Handling of Discords Should a student consider that his/ her entitlements are compromised as regards teaching, study assessment or other aspects pertaining to his/her continuation of study, he / she shall address the issue in writing to the headmaster. The errand shall include the bone of contention as well as the student フ《 claim of rectification with appropriate substantiation. The headmaster shall inform the student of the outcome of his errand within two weeks or otherwise notify him/her if results will linger beyond this time limit.

Academic Reunions The headmaster of the School shall organize an academic reunion once in the span of each school year. The agenda shall include an introduction of the various programs and an open discussion on trends and evolution within the institution. The academic reunion shall host, apart from the headmaster, the director and the expert panel a student representative. The school reunion is a venue for discussions on subject issues within the School and theoretical trendsetting.

General Rules of the School 1.

The School of Photography is a privately run institution which bases on student fees.

The students commit themselves to pay the school fees for one school year at a time.

The fees shall be fully paid at the beginning of each semester.

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Mutual respect, courtesy and honesty shall be the guiding light in student - staff

relations and wherever the School is represented. School aims shall be honored, as

should School policy and rules. Care should be taken not to dishonor the institution

in any way whatsoever.

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Students are obliged to show proper application during classes, to honor punctuality

and notify absence via School network whenever need be. 4. Students are required

to show orderliness on school premises, in particular within working facilities and

when using school equipment.

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Smoking is prohibited on school premises. All use of alcohol and other drugs is

strictly forbidden on school premises.

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Consumption of food and drink within the development facilities, the studio, the

library and computer center will not be tolerated.

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Students are liable themselves for their valuables. 8. Students are fully liable for any

damages they may do to School premises or properties.

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Any violation of School rules may incur dismissal.


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School Fees Students pay fees for attending the School of Photography. The fees are determined by the school board, as are means of payment. The following principals apply regarding fees: –

The fees comprise costs due to teaching and facilities for students of the School.

This includes borrowing school cameras, using the studios & studio equipment

and access to the dark rooms, the computer centers and other installations. Most of

study material use is included in the fees with the exception of hard disks expenses

due to safeguarding own data, film purchases and out of school processing,

printouts, enlargements, the making of exhibit materials and several other minor

contingencies. –

Students do not commence their studies prior to having seen to the fee payments.

School fees are non-refundable once the term of study has commenced.

When a student commences his/her studies on the first and third semester, he /she

commits him/herself to cover the study fees for the second and the fourth semesters

as well, i.e. one entire school year at a time. This applies even if he/she decides to

discontinue the studies for some reason.

All school fees transactions between students and the School are entirely the

responsibility of these two parties.

In the event a grave calamity, accident or sickness befalls a student, forcing him/her to abandon his/her studies, the student can apply for a reimbursement of the school fees. Such errands should be directed the School board where the causes of discontinuation of studies are presented. Any errand of this sort should be complemented be a medical attestation. Should a refund be granted, the costs of any elapsed study period are to be deducted.


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Management The headmaster and the director - who are also the proprietors of the School of Photography holding company - are accountable for its daily management. The headmaster and the director are subordinate to decisions made by the School board of the School of Photography.

The School Board The board is comprised of two members. Þröstur Ólafsson, chairman Jón Scheving Thorsteinsson, board member

Headmaster Sigríður Ólafsdóttir

Director / Head teacher Leifur Rögnvaldsson

Expert Panel The School Expert Panel is a consulting body which treats study developments and issues guidelines to the headmaster, the head teacher and the School management for professional trendsetting. The Expert Panel consists of the following members: Einar Falur Ingólfsson Pétur Thomsen Sigríður Ólafsdóttir Leifur Rögnvaldsson One student representative


Study Synopsis 1st Semester

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30 F-credits

750 hours. Lectures /seminars, demo teachings, private classes, group classes and independent assignments completed under supervision 465 hours. Independent work 285 hours.

LJHR 4LM104

Aperture, Shutter speed and Image construction, 4 F-credits

Course objective: To teach the use of variable lenses, aperture, shutter speed and the coordination of these factors in photographing and image construction. The use of an exposure meter is introduced and variable light sensitivity of films is treated along with the inherent possibilities. By the end of the term students are to be conversant with the use of aperture and speed in image construction, as well as with the use of exposure meters. Study evaluation: Execution of assignments. Lectures/Seminars, working under supervision: 70 hours. Execution of assignments independently: 30 hours.

FRST 4LM110

Black & White Film Processing and Enlargement, 10 F-credits

Course objective: That students learn how to develop black & white films, train themselves to analyze films, make contact prints and to finalize their work in the best possible manner. Also how to organize and store films. The use of image enlarger is presented, as is other darkroom equipment along with the handling of equipment and the use of work space. Students select photos and enlarge them, at first under tutorial supervision, later on their own. The students are assisted in solving problems which are liable to arise in the darkroom. They also learn to finalize their projects in different ways. They are trained to trim photos and place them on cardboard, frame them etc. Furthermore, they are taught how to spot and retouch photos. By the end of the term the students are expected to know the handling and development of films. They have to be well versed at enlarging black & white photos, finishing and mounting them. Study evaluation: Execution of assignments. Lectures/Seminars, working under supervision: 150 hours. Execution of assignments independently: 100 hours.


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MYMB 4LM105 Photography, Form & Composition, 5 F-credits Course objective: To instruct on the choice of subject, the framing and the effect of angle in the message of a photo and its expression. How the same object can be interpreted in different ways by altering the point of view and how the construction of the photo is formed as it is being taken. The conceivable presence of guidelines on form and ratios in two-dimensional visual products -e.g. photography - is put forth. Students are introduced to image forms such as golden ratios, ratios, intensity and the placing of protagonist points within the picture frame. Whether or not it is necessary to master ideology/ axioms on image construction in order to be able to go against these comes under discussion. Various examples from Art History are presented during lectures, ranging from the Middle Ages to our era. These treat the conscious use of image construction and how the creators of pictorial works master the language of images through enhanced awareness regarding form and layout. Presentation of different approach to basic ideas and how artists choose different paths in form construction. As the course progresses students will solve various tasks and present them. They choose examples and explain their layout relying on theories and methods acquired. This part of the studies serves as a guiding light throughout the tutorial duration and comes under evaluation at all stages. The students are encouraged to extend their know-how on different ways of constructing images and solving tasks, all while construing their own personal savoir-faire as the studies progress. Study evaluation: Execution of assignments. Lectures/Seminars, working under supervision: 80 hours. Execution of assignments independently: 45 hours.

STFR 4LM102

Digital Photography, Processing and Handling , 2 F-credits

Course objective: To endow students with an insight into digital photography and digital processing. They be acquainted with the principal settings, concepts and features of the digital world. Handling, storing, color management and digital processing are among the subjects covered. By the end of the term students are expected to know the basic settings of digital equipment as well as the pivotal features of digital shooting. They are to know how to store and classify digital photo material in an orderly fashion.


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Study evaluation: Execution of an assignment. Lectures/Seminars, working under supervision: 30 hours. Execution of assignment independently: 20 hours.

LJSS 4LM103

History of Photography, 3 F-credits

Course objective: To cover the history of photography from its earliest beginnings up to mid twentieth century, in Iceland as well as in the international community. The students are brought up to date on different currents and trends in photography and their relations with the melting pot of the art world, the world of technology and society in general. By the end of the term the students should be cognizant of the main trendsetters in the history of photography and be able to cite different emphasis and trends in different eras. The students select a model photographer, write a thesis and consequently present its contents to their fellow students during a seminar. In order to deepen their understanding, the students perform an assignment in the spirit of a chosen name in hall of fame of photography. Study evaluation: A thesis /lecture & execution of an assignment. Lectures/Seminars, working under supervision: 35 hours. Execution of assignment independently, procuration of data and a thesis : 40 hours.

STUD LM103

Understanding & Creating Light, Studio Work, Part 1, 3 F-credits

Course objective: To look into one of the photographer フ《 mainstays - Light. The effects of light and how illumination can alter the standpoint towards the object of the photo or the project as such. How light can exercise a major influence on the interpretation of a photo and the effects it produces. The students are trained in analyzing light, to use it in constructing the image and to bring about various effects in their photographic creation. Studio lighting and studio technique: The students are introduced to the hows and whats in the studio, different ways of illumination as well as the principal studio equipment and tools. By the end of the term: The students are supposed to master light for the purposes of image construction. Furthermore, they are expected to know their way about in studio work and to have the know-how to illuminate different projects, along with the inherent use of equipment. Study evaluation: Execution of assignments. Lectures, group sessions, working under supervision: 55 hours. Execution of assignments independently: 20 hours.


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HUGM 4LM103 Working with Ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits Course objective: That students learn to organize their conceptual work and gather material in order to define and propound their proposed projects. Referrals are sought from the art world and history, as well as from the high-riding events in modern photography at any given time. The students produce own portfolios. By the end of the term: Students are expected to know how to gather conceptual material and place it in sync with their own plans. Further, to prepare a think tank in the form of a portfolio of ideas. Study evaluation: A portfolio of ideas, assignments. Lectures, working under supervision: 45 hours. Execution of assignments independently: 30 hours.

2nd Semester 30 F-credits 750 hours. Lectures /seminars, on-location visits, group sessions, private sessions and independant execution of assignments along with preparatory work, expositions under tutorial supervision 410 hours. Independent execution of Assignments: 340 hours.

STUD 4LM204 Understanding & Creating Light, Part 2, 4 F-credits Course objective: Continuing training in the multiple methods in studio work and the organization implied. Different lighting solutions covered. Working with one up to three lights. Illumination from different angles using different tactics. The students tackle different set-ups and assignments: Human portraits & shots of goods or objects. The students are introduced to different camera models and consequently enhanced possibilities in versatile pictorial solutions and the completion of assignments. The students learn to mix different sources of light during outdoors and indoors photo sessions. They also acquire skills in using natural light and electric projectors simultaneously in order to create a desired special effect. By the end of the term: Students are expected to have mastered photographing different objects using multiple techniques. They are also to be capable of using various and different sources of light in image creation.


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Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures/seminars, group sessions, working under supervision: 60 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 40 hours.

LMLI 4LM202 Photography as an Artform, 2 F-credits Course objective: To instruct how to use photography as means of artistic creation. Consideration is given to the multifarious influential potential of creative image construction, as well as how semiotics and the rendering of pictorical expression forms a part of our community and culture. By the end of the term: Students are supposed to be acquainted with and trained in the creative usage of images and the interpretation of pictorial messages. Study evaluation: An assignment. Lectures, working under tutorial supervision: 30 hours. Independent execution of an assignment: 20 hours.

STFR 4LM205

Digital Photography, Processing & Handling, 5 F-credits

Course objective: That students gain close insight into digital photography and digital processing. That students be familiarized with principal settings, concepts and qualities of the digital environment. Attention is given to handling, storing, color control and digital processing. The students gain insight and practice in film scanning and digital printout. At the end of the term students are expected to be cognizant of the basic settings of digital cameras as well as the rudiments of digital photography. They are expected to know how to store and classify digital photos in an organized way and be conscious of the basics of color control, film scanning and digital printout. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, group sessions, working under tutorial supervision: 75 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 50 hours.

SMMY 4LM202 Narrative Photography, 2 F-credits Course objective: That students be trained in concocting narratives through their photos. The ideological foundation is laid before actual shootings start. The students are to turn in a layout or a sketch for the intended project prior to the photographing sessions.


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At the end of the term students shall have adopted one or several methods in relating a story by means of their photographic output. They should also have mastered the making of a project layout. Study evaluation: An assignment. Lectures, working under tutorial supervision: 30 hours. Independent execution of an assignment: 20 hours.

PRTR 4LM202 Portrait Photography, 2 F-credits Course objective: That students become acquainted with different ways of taking a quality portrait photo and acquire skills in taking photos of people in different circumstances. By the end of the term the students are required to know how to make portrait photos. Study evaluation: Assignments, a portfolio. Lectures, working under tutorial supervision: 30 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 20 hours.

HESK 4LM202 Classic Techniques in Art Photograpy, 2 F-credits Course objective: That students get to know traditional ways to create film photography. Emphasis is laid on creative darkroom work (Fine Art Printing), fiber paper enlargement and toning. The course includes a presentation of pinhole cameras and an overview of several older camera types. It also focuses on calculated ways of image distortion. By the end of the term the students are supposed to have gained a wider perspective and capabilitiy of influencing their photo material in a constructive fashion. Study evaluation: Assignments, a portfolio. Lectures, group sessions, 25 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 25 hours.

EVRK 4LM202 Developing Personal Projects, 2 F-credits Course objective: That student learn to organize their personal projects in a focused manner. Personal projects frequently form the backbone or model for media, ads and special artoriented projects, thus constituting the key to the professional sphere of photographers to be.


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Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, a seminar: 15 hours. Personal assignment: 35 hour.

HEIM 4LM202 Personal Documentary Photography, 2 F-credits. Course objective: To confront the students with different ways to view and register their surroundings by photographing them. The works of prominent photographers are scrutinized; of those who have made a name for themselves in personal documentation of their surroundings in an abstract way. The approaches are treated along with concepts such as personal integrity, what can be demonstrated and in which fashion, presentation technique in documentary photography and the reflection of society via self-centered photography. By the end of the term the students are expected to have gained insight into miscellaneous works of photographers who document a personal photographic diary or present their closest surroundings in an otherwise personal way. The students will have performed assignments and treated questions on how a photographer demonstrates his own world and his life in a realistic way. Study evaluation: An assignment. Lectures/ seminars, working under tutorial supervision: 25 hours. Independent execution of an assignment: 25 hours.

LISS4LM202

History and Theory of Art, Part 1, 2 F-credits

Course objective: That students become conversant with the major eras and currents of Art History. They learn to put photography in context with the evolution of ideas, art creating and modern art. By the end of the term students are to be familiar with prevailing ideologies within photography and should be capable of placing their subject field in historical context with Art History and social evolution. Study evaluation: A thesis. Lectures: 15 hours. Independent procurement of subject data: 35 hours.


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LOKV 4LM207 End of Term Project, 7 F-credits Course objective: That the students select an end-of-term assignment or assignments, up to three, depending on the efforts involved. This they will do in cooperation with and under the guidance of their teachers. The project shall include brainstorming and the process of turning an idea into a full-fledged project ready for a public presentation. The students are involved in all the phases of the presentation: They mount it, present it to the media and other prominent parties, design invitation cards and other paraphernalia necessary for the presentation. This presentation of students output marks the official termination of the first year. By the end of the term students are to have received training in shaping, selecting and perfecting projects fit for a presentation. They shall also have been trained in mounting an exhibition and presenting it. Study evaluation: Students receive grades and a written commentary by the end of the term. Lectures, group sessions, private lessons : 50 hours. Guided preparation of graduation exhibit : 55 hours. Independent assignment: 70 hours.

3rd Semester 30 F-credits 750 hours. Lectures, demonstrative teaching, on location visits, group sessions, private lessons and independent work under tutorial supervision, 405 hours. Execution of assignments independently, 345 hours.

STFR 4LM307

Digital Photography & Digital Image Processing, Part 3, 7 F-credits

Course objective: To dive deeper into digital photography and processing work. Studentscontinuetofamiliarizethemselvesin thedigitaldarkroom;thehandling of imagery, scanning, saving, classifying and storing digital imagery; color management, color analysis and imagery touch-up. They further acquaint themselves with the use of the necessary applicable software and hardware. By the end of the term students are to be well versed in digital technique for photographic purposes, as well as the digital darkroom. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, group sessions, private lessons, independent work under supervision: 100 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 75 hours.


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STUD 4LM303 Understanding & Creating Light, Part 3, 3 F-credits Course objective: That students comprehend the nature of light and the means of analyzing light. Different ways of illumination and studio tactics are covered with digital techniques in mind. By the end of the term students shall have adopted the tactics of digital photography in the studio and practiced further various ways of using light. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, working under supervision: 35 hours. Independent execution of assignments: 40 hours.

VSTN 4LM306 Hands-on Apprenticeship with Photographers, 6 F-credits Course objective: That students be acquainted with and observe outstanding photographers at work and consequently perform assignments along their lines and under their guidance. This way, the students get hands-on experience with photographers in action and their ad hoc solutions in the field. Instructors assess the students Ě work along with the head teacher. By the end of the term students shall have monitored the work of outstanding photographers in different fields. Study Evaluation: Assignments. Demonstration, a seminar, guided work: 75 hours. Independent execution of an assignment: 75 hours.

LISS 4LM303

History and Theory of Art, Part 2, 3 F-credits

Course objective: That students get to know the principal factors and currents in the history of art. They learn to place photography in context with the history of conceptual evolution. Art creation and contemporary art. By the end of the term students will be familiar with leading trends in photography and the main trendsetters and are capable of placing the subject in historical context with the story of art and social evolution. Study Evaluation: A thesis. Lectures: 20 hours. Independent documentation: 55 hours.


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PRTT 4LM302

Print work Technique, 2 F-credits

Course objective: That students acquire skills in preparing all sorts of photo material for printout and in streamlining digital material for printout and web use. On location visits to different destinations connected with these subjects. Guest lecturers explain and demonstrate various methods in printing different kinds of media material. By the end of the term students are supposed to know how to prepare their photos for publication in various print and web media Study evaluation: An assignment. Lectures, on location visits, working under tutorial supervision: 50 hours.

FJLM 4LM305

Media Photography, 5 F-credits

Course objective: That students get to know the principal fields within media photography. Focus on photography for dailies, magazines, books, animation and advertising and the principal inherent axioms come under scrutiny. A a follow-up, students choose a field of assignment, using pertaining techniques. By the end of the term students shall have a general knowledge in the different fields of media photography as well as a specialized know-how within a field of their choice. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, a seminar, guided work: 75 hours. Personal projects: 50 hours.

HUGM 4LM303 Working with Ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits Course objective: The continuation of brainstorming buildup. The students receive training in organizing their projects in a clear and decisive manner with documentation, making sketches, written memos and a presentation of projects planned. By the end of the term students should be capable of outlining their plans and work process at finding solutions to problems and bringing about their work. Study evaluation: A portfolio of ideas, assignments. Lectures, independent work under tutorial supervision: 40 hours. Independent assignment: 35 hours.


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EVRK 4LM301 Developing personal projects, 1 F-credits Course objective: That students master the organization of own assignments in a focused manner. Personal projects frequently serve as a basis or a model for the media, ads or special art-oriented projects, thus forming the key to the professional field of photographers to be. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, a seminar: 10 hours. Personal assignments: 15 hours.

4th Semester 30 F-credits 750 hours. Lectures/seminar, on location visits, independent work under tutorial supervision 350 hours. Execution of assignments independently, 400 hours.

STFR 4LM407

Digital Photography & Digital Image Processing, Part 4, 7 F-credits

Course objective: A continued training in digital photography and the potentials involved. Modus operandi is underlined, as is the understanding of solutions in digital photography; how the digital technique can be harnessed for achieving intended effects in finalizing projects. The potential of the digital camera are explored to the limit. An emphasis is laid on continuing work in the digital darkroom and the options made possible by software potential are further explored. An introduction is given on the choice of software and hardware. Presentation of tactics, settings and color control apparatus from the source right up to the media of publication as well as the use of profiles in color control. By the end of the term students are expected to be conversant with the ultimate potential of digital cameras and should be qualified as to the use of computer settings and techniques for digital photos. Study evaluation: Assignments, an exam. Lectures, independent work under tutorial supervision: 100 hours. Independent assignments: 75 hours.


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MNDS 4LM401 Making an income with Photos, 1 F-credits Course objective: To present presentation techniques of own portfolios. What should be kept in mind and how to finalize photos differently for intended use or sales. Students are brought face to face with different photo buyers, curators, photo agencies and publishers. Customers and several guest lecturers present their fields of activity. By the end of the term students should be familiar with various possibilities in putting their work forward and knowledgeable about cooperation and modus operandi of visual media. Study evaluation: An assignment, a portfolio. Lectures, on-location visits: 25 hours.

STUD 4LM403 Understanding & Creating Light,, Part 4, 3 F-credits Course objective: That students receive training in bringing about the kind of illumination appropriate for the given occasion and project. Complicated studio light is staged by the use of different sources of light and equipment. By the end of the term students should sway full power over the principal lighting material and be able to create illumination suitable for different photographic tasks. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures/seminars, independent work under tutorial supervision : 35 hours. Independent assignments: 40 hours.

LJSS 4LM403

History of Photography Part 2, 3 F-credits

Course objective: A more detailed insight into the history of photography and an overview of currents and schools in modern photography with referral to the history of Art in general. Different photo presentation, interpretation and use are scrutinized in accordance with the times and objectives of the specimen used. Students will not only be acquainted with the history of photography but also get to know the present status of the subject field and the use of photos and pictorial technique in the technical society of our times. The students complete projects and present them to their fellow students. By the end of the term students shall have obtained an understanding of the principal currents of creative photography of the day as well as a training in deciphering pictorial language and be conscious of its widespread propagation. They shall have probed the status of modern photography.


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Study evaluation: Thesis. Lectures/ seminars, 20 hours. Independent documentation and a thesis: 55 hours.

LIST 4LM410

Photography as Art, Creation, 10 F-credits

Course objective: That students further evolve their art creation and scan the process leading from a good idea into a full-fledged creation. The fusion of different art within the sphere of photography is treated. Emphasis is laid on brainstorming and the definition of projects and concepts. Individual photographs are dissected and the students acquire practice and skills in backing up context and objectives of different projects. Renowned artists and art photographers give workshops with student participation. By the end of the term students are supposed to have an improved knowledge of modern art and creation within the field of photography. Study evaluation: Assignments, portfolios. Lectures, a seminar: 100 hours. Personal projects: 150 hours.

HUGM 4LM403 Working with ideas, Portfolio, 3 F-credits Course objective is to continue developing the process of brainstorming. Students receive training in organizing their assignments in a clear and concise fashion via harvesting data, outlining sketches, writing texts and presenting future assignments. Working on a personal portfolio is continued. By the end of the term students should be capable of elaborate on plans and processes in solving tasks as well as the presentation of personal projects. Completion of portfolio should be imminent. Study evaluation: A brainstorm presentation sheet, assignments, portfolio. Lectures, guided work: 40 hours. Personal projects: 35 hours.


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EVRK 4LM401 Developing personal projects, cont. 1 F-credits Course objective: That students master the organization of own assignments in a focused manner. Personal projects frequently serve as a basis or a model for the media, ads or special art-oriented projects, thus forming the key to the professional field of photographers to be. Study evaluation: Assignments. Lectures, a seminar: 15 hours. Personal assignments: 35 hours.

MRKF 4LM402 Marketing/Business, 2 F-credits Course objective: To introduce practical points in founding, presenting and running smaller businesses; how photographers need to know how to define their place apart and to find venues for it in the world of business. Pinpointed is the importance of business- and marketing layouts, presentation, financing and the proper way to go about when running one’s own business. By the end of the term students are expected to be conversant with the implicationsof runninganindependentatelier/business. Study evaluation: An assignment. Lectures: 20 hours. Independent assignment work: 30 hours.

The 4th semester closes by the student presenting drafts of his/her intended modus operandi in the 5th semester.


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5th Semester 30 F-credits 750 hours. Independent assignment work under tutorial supervision and via coordination sessions. Lectures 40 hours.

SJST 4LM526

Independent assignment work , 26 F-credits

In the course of the semester emphasis is laid on the students working on their own under tutorial guidance. The students have the option of selecting a field of interest within photography, e.g. press photography, advertising photography or art photography. The student completes one or several extensive projects with the support of a teacher specialist in the subject field. Actual class attendance is not the case at this stage. Yet cooperative work sessions are held on a weekly basis. In addition, skilled professionals give lectures which bear upon the respective student projects. One month prior to the end of term students are to the proposed a written account of their graduation project. Study evaluation: Graduation exposition, layout and the mounting of the exhibition, presentation of own projects, Portfolio.

VEFS 4LM502

Making a Website, 2 F-credits

An account is given of the major factors in designing and maintaining a website; which are the possibilities at hand and which venues are open to us? Alongside this is a presentation of software for preparing photos, text and the setup of own home page. By the end of the term students should have designed their own website. Study evaluation: A Website. Lectures, independent work under tutorial supervision: 25 hours. Independent assignment work: 25 hours.


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RKST 4LM502 Building a Private Business, 2 F-credits Students prepare their own business plan in cooperation with a teacher of marketing and business. By the end of the term students shall have finalized a realistic business plan in sync with the intended field of practice of the respective students. Study evaluation: A business plan. Private lessons. Independent work / documentation.

By the end of the semester, students are required to turn in a portfolio with their works, have designed a website, present a business plan and personal photo output fit for demonstration at the graduation exposition. Study evaluation: A graduation exposition, a photo portfolio, a business plan, a website.


Appendix 1:

List of Teachers Teachers Sigríður Ólafsdóttir (Sissa) Photographer and Headmaster – BA Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara Leifur Rögnvaldsson Photographer and Head Teacher – Sven Winquist Gymnasium, Gothenburg Karl Petersson Photographer – Fotoskolan, Gothenburg – BA London College of Printing

Part-Time Teachers Einar Falur Ingólfsson Photographer and Editor of Daily Morgunblaðið Cultural Section – MFA School of Visual Arts, New York – BA in Literature, University of Iceland Kjartan Þorbjörnsson (Golli) Photographer at Daily Morgunblaðið – Wasavuxen Gymnasium, Gothenburg Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson (Spessi) Photographer / Visual Artist – BA AKI Enchede, Holland Pétur Thomsen Photographer and Artist – MFA, École National Supérieur de la Photographie – ENSP, Arles Ámundi Sigurðsson Graphic Designer – BA OCAD, Ontario

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Finnbogi Pétursson Visual Artist – Iceland School of Arts and Crafts – Jan van Eyck Akademie, Holland Ari Magg Advertising Photographer Kristinn Ingvarsson Photographer at Daily Morgunblaðið – BA Harrow Collage of Higher Education (University of Westminister), London Ragnar Axelsson (Rax) Photographer at Daily Morgunblaðið Valgeir Magnússon Economist and CEO at Pipar/TBWA Advertising agency – University of Iceland Silja Dögg Ósvaldsdóttir Accountant and Business Consultant at Fastland Einar Smárason CEO and Production Manager at Illusion Hrafnkell Sigurðsson Visual Artist and Part-time Teacher at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts – MFA Goldsmiths College, London Eyþór Páll Eyþórsson Graphic Designer – Iceland Academy of the Arts Saga Sigurðardóttir Photographer – London College of Fashion Christofer Lund Photographer – Medieskolen, Viborg


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Lecturers Páll Stefánsson Photographer, Editor of Iceland Review magazine and Writer – Sven Winquist Gymnasium, Gothenburg Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson Photographer and Author – Reykjavík School of Crafts – Christer Strömholms Fotoskola, Stockholm Gunnar Svanberg Skúlason Photographer and Graphic Designer – MA Domus Akademie, Milano / Wales University – I.D.E.P. Barcelona Börkur Sigþórsson Film Director – USC California Einar Snorri Einarsson Snorri Bros. Jóna Þorvaldsdóttir Artistic Photographer – European Institute of Photography, Poland

Besides these listed above, other guest lecturers contribute to the School in various ways.


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1st Semester Course Contents F - Synopsis credits LJHR

Aperture, speed and Image

4LM104

construction.

FRST

Black&white photo

4LM110

development and

4

Effects of aperture , shutter speed and focus on photo creation.

10

Development of black&white films &enlargement on B&W paper.

enlargement. MYMB

Photography, Form and

4LM105

Composition.

5

How photoshots, angle and composition influences meaning & form of narration.

STFR

Digital Photography,

4LM102

Processing and handling.

LJSS

History of Photography.

2

Introduction to the main guidelines of digital photography.

3

4LM103

Tracing of historic data and major influential factors in photography.

STUD

Understanding & creating

4LM103

light. Working in a studio,

making of illumination and

Part 1.

interpreting light.

HUGM

Portfolio / working with

4LM103

ideas.

Total Credits

3

3

Basic studio elements & the

Students learn to organize brainstorming & work with ideas.

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2nd Semester Course Contents F - Synopsis credits STUD

Understanding & creating

4LM 204

light. Working in a studio.

approaches to & organization of

Part 2.

studio work.

4

Continuing training in different

Photography as an artform.

2

Creating art through photography.

STFR

Digital photography &

5

Principal methods in digital

4LM205

processing. Part 2.

LMLI 4LM 202

photography classification & processing of digital photos.

SMMY

Narrative photography.

2

4LM202 PRTR

Training in creating visual stories. Portrait photography.

2

4LM 202

The inherent artistry and skills behind a skillful portrait photo.

HESK

Classic techniques in

4LM202

photography as art.

2

Doing creative work in the darkroom & classic techniques in film photography.

EVRK

Developing Personal

4LM202

Projects.

HEIM

Personal documentary

4LM202

photography.

2

How to organize personal projects in a focused manner.

2

Different ways to view and register one フ《 closest surroundings.

LISS

History and Theory of Art.

2

4LM202

Putting photography in context with major eras and currents in Art History.

LOKV

End of term assignment.

7

4LM207

An end-of-term assignment, chosen and executed in cooperation and under the supervision of a teacher.

Total Credits

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3rd Semester Course Contents F - Synopsis credits STFR

Digital photography, digital

4LM307

image processing. Part 3.

7

Digital cameras and image processing - modus operandi & equipment.

STUD

Understanding & creating

4LM303

light. Working in a studio,

of ambient light in the digital

Part 3.

environment.

VSTN

Hands-on Apprenticeship

4LM306

with Photographers.

3

6

Studio work and/or the use

The students operate in conjunction with several acknowledged photographers.

LISS

History of art.

3

4LM303 PRTT

History of art and the concourse of photographic evolution.

Printwork technique.

2

4LM302

Hands-on training in preparing miscellanious photo material for printout - Introduction to the standards of printwork.

FJLM

Media Photography.

5

4LM305

An introduction to the diverse fields of Media Photography.

HUGM

Portfolio/Working with

4LM303

ideas.

organization.

EVRK

Developing Personal

How to organize personal projects

4LM301

projects

in a 1 focused manner.

Total Credits

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4th Semester Course Contents F - Synopsis credits STFR

Digital photography, digital

4LM407

image construction. Part 4.

MNDS

Marketising photos.

7

A continuing training in digital photography and its potential.

1

4LM401

Different ways of marketizing photographic works.

STUD

Understanding & creating

4LM403

light. Working in a studio..

3

Working in a studio. Teaching multifarious illumination.

Part 4. LJSS

History of photography.

3

4LM403

A thorough overview of the history of photography.

LIST

Photography as Art,

4LM410

Creation.

10

The modus operandi, ranging from the original idea, leading up to the completed creation.

HUGM

Portfolio/Working with

4LM403

ideas.

3

Students learn to organize brainstorming and work with ideas.

EVRK

Developing Personal

4LM401

projects.

MRKF

Marketing and private

4LM402

business.

1

How to organize personal projects in a focused manner.

2

Practical points regarding the founding, presentation and running of smaller businesses.

Total Credits

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5th Semester Course Contents F - Synopsis credits SJST

Independent assignments

4LM526

under tutorial supervision.

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Independent assignments. Students turn in a portfolio, a home page , and participate in a graduation exposition.

VEFS

Making a website.

2

4LM502

A tour of the major factors in designing and maintaining a website.

RKST

Building a private business.

2

4LM502

Students create their own business plan in cooperation with a teacher in marketing.

Total Credits

30


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