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ARTS 3701: Photography and the Invention of Photography

Photography in Paris & London

ARTS 3701 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive in Paris by morning of Nov 29, depart from London on December 8 or later
Course Dates: November 29 - December 8, 2016
Location: Paris, France & London, England
Instructors: Roddy MacInnes 
Registration Deadline: October 15 or when course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED)

This thought-provoking and enlightening class is designed to increase students’ appreciation for the profound impact that the invention of photography had on civilization, as well as advance their skill level as photographers.  From bases in Paris and London, the locations where the invention of photography were first announced, students will visit locations significant to the invention of photography, then take a journey through the history and evolution of photography via world-class photography museums and galleries.  Students will trace the historical evolution of photography with an emphasis on how photography is used in the expression of cultural and personal identities.

Through on-going group and individual photography instruction and demonstrations, this course will also provide students with an opportunity to increase their technical expertise and confidence as photographers.  Completing photography assignments and participating in critiques will provide the opportunity to further advance your skill level as a photographer, and also encourage you to continue developing an artistic and aesthetic way of seeing.  As active participants in this class, students will be required to engage in critical analysis of photography and culture.  Most importantly, students are encouraged to have fun while continuing to advance photography skills, increase self-awareness, celebrate intellectual curiosity, and gain further appreciation for the inter-connectedness of life.

This course is open to students of all skill levels.

Approximate Travel Expenses*:

Airfare to and from Europe: $1,500 (Students are responsible for making flight arrangements)
Program fee:  $2800 (Covers lodging, train from Paris to London, gallery and museum admissions fees, most ground transportation, and at least three group meals)
Cancellation Fee:  $2800 (Non-refundable and applied to student's account if student drops the course). 

* Tuition fees apply and are in addition to the expenses outlined above.

For more information, contact Roddy MacInnes.


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