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Installation + Constructed Objects

Course No. SEM 226-326-426  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera and document installations that exist outside the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre’s relationship to historical and contemporary theater. Workshops include cameras, studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale-up these designs, and document their design. This course is designed for the photography major and any students working in installation or industrial design but is open to all majors. This course is cross-listed with Visual Arts. Open studio elective. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Introduction to Photography, or instructor’s signature.

Installation + Constructed Objects

Course No. PHV 226-326-426  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Barry Underwood
Prerequisite(s) Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera and document
installations that exist outside of the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre’s relationship to historical and contemporary theater. Workshops include cameras, studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale up these designs, and document their design. This course is designed for the photography major and any students working in installation or industrial design but is open to all majors. This course is cross-listed with Visual Arts. Open Studio Elective. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Introduction to Photography or instructor’s signature.

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photography major Emma Howell '14 built a camera that prints images on handblown glass. Wired.com published this feature story on Howell's remarkable achievement.

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