-Formally speaking a dissertation is a 10,000 word written project on a freely formulated topic in/on photography
-They should be structured into chapters, have an introduction and a conclusion. Could have 2-5 chapters.
Intro: 1000 words
Conc: 1000 words
Chapters: 8000 words
8000 divided by 3 =2666 words per chapter
The dissertation we write is ours.
-I get the opportunity to make my mark, say whatever I want to say
-I can develop an idea
-My interests are what matters
-Will remain in contact with a supervisor in tutorials once a fortnight
-The dissertation needs to be the most accomplished piece of writing I’ve ever written
The topic needs to be defined, focused, carefully drafted. Attention to grammar and punctuation. Focus on specific images.
Things I wont be able to do:
-Address a very long period in history
-Address numerous photographers
-Cover everything there is to say on a topic
-Write a biography on an artist
-Write a summary of a topic
I must: Write on photography, Write analytically, whatever we write has to be an entirely new piece of text.
Start Researching- After reading week we need to prepare for seminar presentations that we will then give in person on our chosen subject. After the presentation we will then write a dissertation proposal.
- We must do some research over summer. Look at related images, read, go to libraries + galleries+ exhibitions
- V & A Photographic Collection
- British Library
- Tate Archives
- Senate House Library UoL
You need to begin to write to help your research
When we come back from summer break I need:
-fundamental research done
-understand theoretical material on my subject
-gathered basics facts
-gathered central visual materials
CANNOT WASTE TIME THIS SUMMER…..