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Digital Photo: From Smartphone to Gallery Walls (Ages 15-18)

Learn how to capture the world around you and create dynamic, portfolio-quality work in this new smartphone photography course. You'll explore not only the ins and outs of smartphone camera features and applications so you can use your device to its full potential, but you'll also investigate experimental post-production techniques to take your images to another level. By learning to manipulate composition, exposure, and lighting you'll learn to produce everything from stunning portraits and powerful action shots to breath-taking landscapes and intimate macro stills. From there, you'll explore experimental Adobe software techniques and printing processes, collage and image transfer methods, and more to enhance and push your work. Through lively in-class discussions and critiques, you will have the opportunity to discuss and refine your ideas and visions with your peers and receive invaluable instructor feedback. You'll also visit the Art Institute of Chicago's world-renowned photographic print study room to see first-hand the works of other great artists and to gain inspiration. No prior experience is required. *NOTE* Students must have a smartphone to participate in this course, any make or model will work. You will have access to SAIC computer labs with Adobe software, but students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet for after-studio hours and homework. SAIC will provide students with Adobe licenses on their personal devices for the duration of their course.

2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $985. 



There are two registration options for this course. Call us at 312.629.6170 or email if you have any questions! We’re happy to help.

Option 1: Apply for aid/scholarships and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Select this option if you would like to apply for merit scholarship and/or need-based financial aid. You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit at checkout. Once you have been notified of your potential award amounts, you will be required to pay your remaining balance online by our payment deadline.

Option 2: Pay in full now.
Select this option if you do not wish to apply for aid or scholarships and are ready to pay in full now for tuition, and housing fees (if requested). You will be prompted to answer follow up questions on the next few screens, and pay the full cost of tuition, and housing (if requested), at checkout. The full cost of the program tuition includes a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.

Apply for merit scholarship/need-based financial aid and pay a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Digital Photo: From Smartphone to Gallery Walls Deposit
Pay full tuition now. If you request housing, fees will be added at checkout.
Digital Photo: From Smartphone to Gallery Walls Full Price
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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
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Course number 1008