4.344 / 4.345
Advanced Photography and Related Media

UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
UG: 4.344, G: 4.345 — Limited to 20
Required of: 
Restricted elective for Arch and Design minors

This advanced photography course is designed for students who wish to explore photography, images and archives, as tools and resources for artistic practices. The course focuses on the use of archival images in photographic practices while encouraging students to explore analog, digital and new technologies.

Through lectures, readings, film screenings, field trips, student-driven projects, guest lecturers’ presentations and critic sessions, students experiment with a range of artistic strategies, while engaging in cross disciplinary research and working on collaborative and individual assignments. Students discuss theoretical texts related to artistic practices, which cut across the archive, across diverse themes and historical contexts.

Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll and to work with a diversity of media and formats, including video, sculpture, multimedia installations and more, providing archival images remain central to their projects. 35mm and digital SLRs, medium format cameras and 4X5 view cameras are available for checkout. This course is open to all students with a background in photography.

Students are required to present a portfolio of 10 to 15 recent images/artworks on the first day of class.

Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.