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Introduction to Photography and Related Media

G: permission of instructor
Lab Fee: 
Per-term $75 fee after Add Date; SMACT students are exempt
Limited to 20
Required of: 
Restricted elective for BSAD, Design minor

This introductory course in photography and related media provides practical instructions in the fundamentals of various camera formats, film exposure and processing, black and white darkroom printing and digital imaging.

Through lectures, readings, projects, film screenings, workshops and discussions with guest lecturers and field trips, the course introduces students to the history of photography and the use of images in contemporary art practices. It fosters—both theoretically and practically—media literacy, from analogue to digital imaging.

Throughout the semester, students will explore a range of traditional, contemporary, and experimental techniques, while developing a critical awareness of the technological and cultural production of images. Weekly assignments are continuously assessed in a critical forum. The production of a final project is required at the end of the semester.

Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll. 35mm and digital SLRs cameras are available for checkout.

Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.