Join the Photography program as we travel to the lands of Kings and Queens, Hogwarts and Wizards, Hunchbacks and the Phantom. The cities of London and Paris serve as your 3-week, 4-credit classroom to explore England and France through the lens of photography. Tentative dates for 2013 are January 1-21.
The Global Seminar is led by two faculty members with years of experience in photography particularly in the context of London and Paris. The program is open to all students interested in the history and the art of photography and these two most iconic European capitals.
CLASSES: Students earn 4 credits for one of two classes:
ART 129: Introduction to Digital Photography (4 credits) - Students focus on developing their photographic skills and understanding of the visual arts. This General Education course is designed for students from all majors. Students will explore the sights of London and Paris while completing photographic assignments, visiting the birthplaces of Photography and learning skills to make their travel images more than vacation pictures. The course is a 4 credit general education course fulfilling the humanities component. There is no pre-requisite and students from all disciplines are encouraged to enroll.
ART 399: International Field Studies - Photography: Cultural Heritage in Travel Photography (4 credits) - Students are introduced to the birthplaces of photography and cultural hotbeds of contemporary photography. Students will be viewing historic and contemporary images of museums and galleries and relating them to their personal work through a series of visual and written assignments. Participants will be encouraged to explore new ways of looking at photographs and the development of critical thinking and language. There is no pre-requisite and advanced Art students are encouraged to enroll.
ACADEMIC SUPPLIES: Students are expected to supply their own digital cameras, a laptop computer able to run Lightroom 4.0 with a minimum of 60GB of storage space and connections to download digital files (card reader, corded camera connection). They should anticipate bringing a minimum of 4 memory cards of 2GB each and battery charger. An external portable hard drive is optional.
EXCURSIONS: Students are based in London for two weeks and Paris for one week. Additional day trips include Bath, England and Versailles, France. Planned excursions within the capitals include the famous London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London on the British side, and a 4-day museum pass including the world-famous Louvre museum, and even a Segway Tour of the City of Lights. In addition all students receive an "Oyster Card", which provides free transportation on the world-famous London Tube underground system to sites throughout London, and a Metro pass for the same ease of transportation throughout Paris.
HOUSING: Students are housed in London and Paris in tourist-class hotels and/or youth hostels. The accommodations are clean and well-located. They are facilities designed for students and budget travelers, and are simple and modest. Housing prices are based on double occupancy.
COSTS: Program fees are estimated to be $3967. A final cost will be determined in fall 2012. The cost includes all tuition and fees, international airfare, housing, the "Oyster Card" and Metro pass for transportation around London and Paris, excursions to Bath and Versailles, transportation between London and Paris, airport transfers, a wealth of activities within each of the capital cities, and significant on-site support from photography professors Jeanne Anderton and Sanaz Labaf-Zadeh.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The deadline is September 21. Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full. Students will be selected based on GPA (minimum of 2.5 required), written essay, and one letter of recommendation. Once the program reaches maximum enrollment, additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Students with judicial and/or academic violations may be ineligible for participation. Participation is open to students in any major. Non-SU students and members of the community are also welcome to apply. Preference will be given to current matriculated SU students and all applicants must register for one of the two academic course -- ART 129 or ART 399.
After completing the online application, students should submit the following supporting documents directly to the program directors:
The Program Withdrawal Deadline is September 27, 2012.