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Special Subject: Art, Culture and Technology — Advanced Photography and Related Media

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

This advanced photography course is designed for students who already have some experience in photography and/or other artistic visual practice. The course focuses on the production of image-based art as a response to socio-political contexts, while bridging the gap between analog, digital and new technologies.

Through lectures, student-driven projects, readings, film screenings, field trips and discussions with guest lecturers, students explore a range of artistic strategies, while engaging in cross disciplinary research and working on collaborative and individual assignments.

Students are encouraged to work with a diversity of media and formats, video, sculpture, installation and more, providing images and/or image making technologies 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 required to present portfolio of 10 to 15 recent images/artworks at first class
  • students from various disciplines encouraged to enroll
  • 35 mm and digital SLRs, medium formats and more cameras are available for checkout