4008376: FU_Better pictures

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Semester:WS 15/16
Lektionen / Semester:28.0 L / 21.0 h
Selbststudium:69.0 h



Bachelorstudiengang Betriebswirtschaftslehre (01.09.2012)
Masterstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Bachelorstudium Architektur (01.09.2014)
Masterstudium Information Systems (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Finance (01.09.2015)
Masterstudium Entrepreneurship (01.09.2015)


'How to take better pictures' is the topic of endless photography self-help books. This immediately raises a series of questions: But what is good picture? What purpose does it serve? Is virtuosity still a relevant term in a contemporary art/photography discourse? Does a good or better picture contribute to a better life?
This module explores these questions through a series of photography exercises and through discussing work of contemporary artists. Photography is understood as a performative act, a way to relate to others, to the surrounding world.


Participants are able

  • to take better photographs
  • to analyse and discuss photographs
  • to conceive a photography project
  • to understand different photographic approaches



  • practical exercises (photography) in groups
  • individual photography project
  • presentations, group discussions

Voraussetzungen (inhaltlich)

  • no previous photographic knowledge required
  • openness and curiosity, readiness to engage in discussions about each other's work


own camera incl. accessories (connecting cables, card reader etc.) and manual, tripod if available


Assessment tasks:
Part A: 40% Active participation (photographic exercises, discussions, short individual presentations)
Part B: 40 % Individual project, final presentation/exhibition
Part C: 20 % Participation in Campus Gespräche 15/16 "vom guten Leben und vom Glück"

Compulsory attendance (min. 80%)


passed / failed

  • Course based on continuous assessment, details see under "assessment".
  • Meeting attendance obligations is an essential pre-requisite for successfully completing a course based on continuous assessment.
  • Attendance must be proven for at least 80% of the stipulated contact time. Responsibility for checking and providing written proof of this obligatory attendance lies with the course lecturer who is required to store this information at least until the end of the semester.
  • In the case of absenteeism that exceeds the specified limits of absence, a medical certificate is required. Responsibility lies with the head of the Coordination Office for Cross-Faculty Elective Subjects to approve the reason for the student's failure to attend.
  • Participation in other activities of the university are not recognized as an excused absence.


Fakultätsübergreifendes Wahlfach:
Es gelten spezielle Anmeldemodalitäten.


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04.12.201514:00 - 17:30S2
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