Module Handbook

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Module A-SBKE-W1-M-1

Photography for architects – city modules (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
A-SBKE-W1-M-1 Photography for architects – city modules 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [A-SBKE] Stadtbaukunst und Entwerfen
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2U A-SBKE-W1-K-1
Fotografie für Architekten - Stadtbausteine
P 28 h 62 h
ja PL1 3.0 SuSe
  • About [A-SBKE-W1-K-1]: Title: "Fotografie für Architekten - Stadtbausteine"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [A-SBKE-W1-K-1]: The study achievement "[TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: architectural design examination
  • Examination Frequency: each summer semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Basics of architectural photography (basics: optics, camera technology, location, light, directing people, image processing, retouching). The technical basics enable students to take architectural photographs which reproduce the object in documentary form, taking location/context, architectural concept, spatial effect and any necessary plans into consideration. Discussion and technical examination of architecture as elements and modules in an urban context, which are worked out on-site (field trip), according to appropriate themes, workgroups, urbanistic situations and on the basis of plan materials /maps.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

  • Professional competence
  • Methodological skills
  • personal competence
  • Social skills

Desired learning outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this module are able to,

  • easily photograph and document architecture and buildings in an urban context and to hold and represent a suitable opinion photographically as well as in the thematic examination of urban architecture and its spaces.


Michael Heinrich: Architekturfotografie, Basics, Birkhäuser, Basel 2009


Are provided according to the course topic. Basic knowledge of photography is not necessary. It is recommended that students have their own digital camera (wide angle) and tripod to use during the course.


In the subject area

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Basic knowledge of digital image processing

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [A-SBKE-W1-M-1]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[A-82.13-SG] B.Sc. Architecture [Free Elective Area] Wahlmodule [W] Elective Module
[A-88.13-SG] M.Sc. Architecture [Free Elective Area] Wahlfächer [W] Elective Module