10,000 word written project on a freely formulated topic in/on photography.
Structured into chapters.
Includes an introduction and conclusion.
Can be 2-5 chapters long.
Introduction – 1000 words
Conclusion – 1000 words
8000 left for chapters = 2700 words for each chapter
All chapters relate to the same thing (same research)
Tutors will not proof read the draft
Publishing Trading Centre – proof reading services we can use to look over our dissertations for spelling, structure, grammar issues before submitting.
Use Harvard referencing
- Try and write what you’re doing in your dissertation in the introduction (can you summarise it in the first sentence?).
- Have a focussed path.
- Use a very limited set of key concepts (dissertation examples show this well)
- How many images? Enough to address your topic. For example if you were doing it on mass production you would need to include a lot of imagery.
Questions to ask when trying to think of a topic:
- What are you interested in?
What should be included in the proposal:
- What we want to tackle.
- How we plan to use it.
- Related to visual case studies.
Example dissertation marks:
Reporting from the Bushes, The photograph’s version of events
Still Time for the Moving Image
Comments: Ambitious, interesting area of visual culture. Spelling/grammar.
Dialogue and the burden of representation. Perspectives from the work of Alfredo Jaar and Susan Meiselas
Comments: Ambitious, showed independent thinking. Alternative reading of exhibition. Structured, resolves the issue.