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CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Studio Arts
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 307 / SART 4501
Course Details: Level 300, 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Prerequisites: Black & White Photography II or equivalent.
Required Supplies: All students must have a SLR camera that permits manual adjustment of shutter speeds and apertures. All students are required to purchase photographic paper. It is recommended to bring all lenses, tripods and other equipment that belongs to your camera.
This course is designed for students who have proven a strong foundation in black and white darkroom practices and wish to move on to more advanced photographic processes through investigations in black and white, digital and alternative photography. These will include but are not limited to pinhole photography, liquid light emulsion and nonmanufactured chemistry for the creation of antique techniques such as salt prints and gum bichromate. This course proposes a survey on the different techniques of photography from its prehistory to the present. Course readings, lectures, and demonstrations will address photography's multiple histories and its different technologies through time. The course is designed to expand on photographic vocabulary and to encourage experimentation and critical thinking. Students will utilize a variety of materials and techniques in order to push the boundaries of what the medium of photography is and the contemporary ideas about it. Class time will also include visits to museums, technical demonstrations, practical work, individual and group critiques.