4.344 / 4.345
Advanced Photography and Related Media

Prerequisites: 
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.344, G: 4.345 — Limited to 20
Required of: 
Design Minor students

5/15/2017 - Note schedule change. Subject now meets TR 9:30-12:30; room for Tuesday is E15-283A; the room for Thursday is E15-054

Through readings, projects, lectures, artist visits, individual and group critic reviews as well as field trips, this course fosters critical awareness of the cultural and technological production of images and the use of photography and related media in contemporary art practices. It provides instructions in advanced photography practices with various camera formats, film exposure and development, black and white darkroom printing, and digital imaging.

The topical focus varies every fall; coursework centers on student-initiated project with an emphasis on theoretical, conceptual and technical development. Graduate and undergraduate workload and evaluation criteria vary accordingly. Enrollment is based on portfolio.

Readings, film screenings and projects development are continuously discussed in a critical forum. Students are required to produce a final project at the end of the semester.

Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll. 35 mm and digital SLRs, medium formats and more cameras are available for checkout. Limited Enrollment based on portfolio.