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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

MPPH240 Sophomore Major Studio I 6 cr.


This required sophomore course is the first in the progression of major studio/hybrid seminars
in photography. The course addresses the aesthetic and technical dimensions of contemporary practice in black and white analog photography. Proficiency in B&W darkroom techniques is
emphasized. At the discretion of the instructor, the class will concentrate on the use of either
4X5 view cameras or small/medium format cameras for the semester. Weekly assignments and
critiques familiarize students with the importance of this equipment in contemporary
practice as well as the history of the medium. Slide presentations and field trips are combined
with the principles of optics, cameras, film, photographic chemistry and darkroom technique. Studetns are required to attend the regular lecture series that occurs within the limits of scheduled course contact hours.

Prerequisites: Majors Only

Hybrid Studio/Critique
Departmental Requirement
Fall