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Course Description

RISD Advanced Program for High School Students: Documentary photography course

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Through a historical, conceptual and technical framework, this course will equip students to think critically and create a strong documentary photography series reflective of a current issue. Having learned the fundamentals and principles of photography in Part 1, students expand into collage building in Photoshop, experimenting with text and image, and project sequence and layout. Students apply those skills to focus on communication, problem solving, and reflection upon local and global issues. Emphasis is placed on incorporating principles inherent in successful series photography, as well as learning to resource and develop content to create unique viewpoints. Students research and explore concepts and processes, with emphasis on developing a project with an authentic voice, utilizing visual language to express ideas in progress sketches, and preparing a written statement to accompany a carefully sequenced final body of work. The course concludes with student presentation of a final project.

Notes

In this intensive course, students should expect to spend a minimum of 6 hours per week of engaging in coursework. Students should plan their schedule accordingly to keep up with class.

In conjunction with your Featured Topics course(s), you are also required to enroll in Visual + Critical Language. When you register for this Featured Topics course, you will also be charged for the tuition of Visual + Critical Language. You will see this enrollment reflected in your Student Portal before the start date of the course.

Prerequisites

This course is a Featured Topic that is part of RISD's Advanced Program for High School Students, a collegiate-level program for students ages 15–18 in grades 10–12. This is part 2 of 2 sessions that complete the course. This course should be taken at the same time as Visual + Critical Language.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Online, Asynchronous
Dates
Apr 17, 2021 to May 22, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Apr 17, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 01, 2021
Type
Online, Live Sessions
Days
Sa
Time
10:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 22, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
24.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
May 08, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 26, 2021
Necessary Supplies/Text(s)
  • A digital camera (DSLR, Point+Shoot,or Mirrorless) and/or a Smart Phone with camera
  • A thumb drive for storing files: Sandisk 128GB Thumb Drive (minimum size)*
  • Sketchbook and Drawing Supplies••

*recommended if using a digital camera and laptop/desktop, not necessary for phone capture
** Choose whether you want to use an actual sketchbook and take quick phone photos of the pages to upload for review, or make digital/notes and drawings on your tablet/phone/laptop and upload digital files, whatever works for you and the materials you have available.

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