4.341 / 4.342
Introduction to Photography and Related Media

Prerequisites: 
G: permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.341, G: 4.342 — Limited to 20
Required of: 
Restricted elective for BSA, BSAD, Design minor

This introductory course in photography and related media provides foundations in visual theory and practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats and digital imaging. It fosters—both theoretically and practically—media literacy, from analogue to digital imaging.

 Through lectures, readings, projects, film screenings, workshops and the visit of guest lecturers, the course introduces students to the history of photography and the use of images in contemporary art practices.

Throughout the semester, students explore a range of analogue, contemporary and experimental techniques, while developing awareness of the technological and cultural production of images.

Weekly assignments are continuously assessed in a critical forum. The production of a project is required at the end of the semester. Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll.

Additional work required of graduate students (4.342)