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Intermediate Digital Photography

This course is for students who have a fundamental knowledge of digital photography and want to push themselves technically and conceptually. Students will be asked to challenge photographic cliches and the function of enhanced digital techniques while deepening their understanding of digital workflow, photo manipulation, Adobe Photoshop editing, and digital output. In addition, Adobe Premiere is introduced in order to begin thinking about time as an element of photographic space. The course begins with projects that explore the possibilities in digital photography, such as collage, montage/compositing, time-lapse, long exposure, and still-to-video, ultimately focusing on the skills necessary to complete individually-driven final projects. Looking to historical artists like Moholy-Nagy, Hannah Hoch, and Gordon Matta-Clark combined with contemporary artists such as Daniel Gordon, Steffi Klenz, and Erin Shirreff, students research the potential and the limitations of photography as a language. Visits to the Art Institute of Chicago's world-renowned photographic print study room, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and regular critiques supplement the studio experience. 

*NOTE: Previous experience in digital photography, including knowledge of manual camera functions/exposure, digital workflow, photographic vocabulary, and basic Adobe Photoshop editing required. Students must provide their own digital SLR camera with manual functions (no point-and-shoot). SAIC provides computers with the appropriate software, but students are also encouraged to bring their own laptop with software for after-studio hours and homework.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,332  
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost. 

Deposit: $100.00

In the event that your preferred class is full, please choose two alternative course choice options.

If all of your course choice options are full we will contact you.
Note: only one course can be taken per session. If you want to take more than one course, you may enroll in multiple sessions.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Columbus 106
Course number 1046