MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: History & Aesthetics I (First Year)
ART548 MFA Graduate Seminar in Photography: History & Aesthetics I (First Year)3
Prerequisites: Admission to MFA in Photography Program
Students in this seminar undertake in-depth study of the history of photography. They explore its ideological, representational, technological, historical, and aesthetic ramifications. Emphasis is placed on the profound changes that have recently arisen—and are still occurring—due to the digital revolution. Students also investigate the relationships between photography and the figurative art tradition that, since the Renaissance, has been a pillar of Florentine—and Western— culture. The seminar includes lectures, discussions on assigned texts, individual meetings with students, and visits to exhibitions, galleries and photography/art festivals.
(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)
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