Projects and PRESENTATIONS
Portfolio Course Description
This course has been designed to build upon and expand students' knowledge base in all aspects of photography. Events and activities include presentations by guest lecturers, collaborative exchanges, arts competitions, group projects, and SPAO exhibitions. Students attend talks by professionals in the field, excursions to critical institutions, and cultural events. Students will act as leads in exhibition preparation, and will produce a group exhibition based on a theme.
The Red Wall Gallery has presented many exhibitions of photographic art featuring work by SPAO students as well as internationally known emergent and established photo-based artists. In this course, the Red Wall Gallery becomes a teaching tool, providing students with the opportunity to present their work publicly. By exhibiting, students benefit from public feedback to further their craft. This course also instructs by engaging students in the many aspects of show organization: curation, design, framing, matting, installation, art writing, promotion, and education.
The following prerequisites for this course may be taken concurrently: Photographic Theory II - Colour Film, Images and Ideas I, Studio and Lighting Techniques II, Post Production I, Digital Production II - Contemporary Toolkit, Portfolio Concepts I. Presentations and Exhibitions II, or its equivalent is also a prerequisite, and must be completed before beginning Presentations and Exhibitions III. This is a master level course and builds on fundamentals. Students must have access to a laptop computer with Photoshop CS4 or later installed and be equipped with a medium format film camera. The materials fee for this course covers a limited quantity of print production materials. The materials fee also covers computer lab, darkroom and studio booking costs for participating students. Enrolment is limited to ensure one-on-one attention.