Lara Baladi
ug 3-0-6
Lab Fee
$ 75
T 9:30am-12:30pm

Through readings, lectures, film screenings, field trips and projects reviews, this seminar course fosters critical awareness of the cultural and technological production of images and the use of photography and related media in contemporary art practices.

The topical focus varies every year; coursework centers on student-initiated projects with an emphasis on theoretical, conceptual and technical development.

Students experiment and develop artistic concepts during the first part of the semester. They present their research on a continuous basis and lead discussions in a critical forum. They work individually or collaboratively towards the production of a final project at the end of the semester.

Students from various disciplines are encouraged to enroll. 35 mm and digital SLRs, medium formats and more cameras are available for checkout. Limited Enrollment based on portfolio.

This class is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Additional work is required at the graduate level, which includes a variable unit option.  

Students taking a production-based ACT class will be charged a $75 lab fee after the add date on a semester basis. The fee covers the cost of student production materials used as part of the class. SMACT graduate students are exempt from the lab fee