HISTORY AND THEORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WEEK OF SEPT. 4TH - WEEK OF DEC. 15TH, 2012
15 SESSIONS - 30 HOURS
RANDY INNES | $513.00
Portfolio Course Description
History and Theory of Photography I is a survey of the origins of photography, its development as an art form, a social object, and a visual image. Students will be introduced to methods for the historical and critical study of photography from its earliest experiments with silver halides to its most recent developments. Consideration will be given to photography's emergence in relation to other picture making systems, to its evolution as a medium on its own. This course will provide a foundation for further inquiry into photography as a visual and cultural practice.
The course is comprised of lectures, study visits to galleries and cultural institutions, student-directed discussions and presentations, and group work. Evaluation will be based on a series of writing assignments, written and oral presentation skills, and individual exploration and growth.
Students must undergo a portfolio review before acceptance into this course. There are no other prerequisites for this course. This is a basic level course and teaches the fundamentals necessary for other SPAO courses and workshops. Enrolment is limited to ensure one-on-one attention.