4.s33
Special Subject: Art, Culture and Technology: Advanced Photography and Related Media

Prerequisites: 
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
Lab Fee: 
Per-term $75 fee after Add Date; SMACT students are exempt
Enrollment: 
Limited enrollment based on portfolio; UG welcome

Note: this subject was initially listed as 4.s34, Pass/Fail. This subject, 4.s33, is now graded.

Through readings, lectures, film screenings, field trips and projects reviews, this seminar course fosters critical awareness of the cultural and technological production of images and the use of photography and related media in contemporary art practices.

The topical focus varies every year; coursework centers on student-initiated projects with an emphasis on theoretical, conceptual and technical development.

Students experiment and develop artistic concepts during the first part of the semester. They present their research on a continuous basis and lead discussions in a critical forum. They work individually or collaboratively towards the production of 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.