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Creative Practices

The Creative Practices Program embraces a diverse range of photographic approaches for innovative expression in an atmosphere of cooperative learning.

Creative Practices

The Creative Practices Program embraces a diverse range of photographic approaches for innovative expression in an atmosphere of cooperative learning. Students are not only encouraged to explore and define their own goals, but also challenged to situate their work within the broader context of the cultural, artistic, sociopolitical, and psychological use of images.

Featuring an accelerated investigation into the history of photography, contemporary theory, and craft, the curriculum also boasts a large selection of electives.

 

Through these varied offerings, students can let their curiosity and passions lead them in new directions, ranging from nontraditional documentary narrative to experimental image production to other media, including video, sound, performance, and installation. By solidifying each student’s technical skills and broadening their vision, we build a foundation for ongoing, meaningful, and content-driven individual and collective practice.

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Courses and Workshops

Fall Courses

Creative Practices Seminar

One Analog Technical Seminar

Technical Seminar in Black-and-White Photography

Technical Seminar in Color Photography

Alternative Processes: Non-Silver Printing

Digital Workflows

Photoshop & Printing

The History of Photography

Three Ten-Week Electives 

The Experience of Place

Social Photography

Light and Shadow

The Hand and The Machine

Still Life for Real Life

A Study in Strobes

Two Five-Week Electives 

Bright Moments: Illuminating Your Stories

Digital Video Projects

Introduction to Experimental Film and Video

Large-Format Photography

Old Media, New Media: Archives and the Documentarian

The Loom: Weaving Media

Two Weekend Workshops 

Views from Home

Intimacy and Distance

Music Over Truth: A Street Photography Workshop

DIY Film Scanning

Spring Courses

Creative Practices Seminar

Digital Production Seminar

Technical Seminar in Black and White

Two Ten-Week Electives 

Technical Seminar in Color Photography

Photography and Performance Art

The Art and Science of Experimental Photography

The Surreal Self

Light and Shadow

Recent Histories: A Survey of Contemporary Photo-Based Art

A Study in Strobes

Editorial Concepts

Two Five-Week Electives 

Critical Writing for Artists

Stereo Views (Online)

Large-Format

Digital Video Projects

Writing About Your Practice

Issues in Contemporary Video

The Death of Analog: Life Cycles of Photography

Stories and Style: A Narrative Approach

Two Weekend Workshops 

Making a Zine in In-Design

Performance for the Camera

There are Other Worlds: Images, Editing, and Ambiguity

Exhibiting Photography: Possibilities and Challenges

The Art of Photographic Bookmaking

Bringing Home the Bacon: Experimental Food Photography

Writing to Images

How to Make Friends & Use the Internet

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