Past Program

France: Photography in Paris

Over a period of five weeks, students will come to know well the magnificent city of Paris with its abundant museums, significant architecture, atmospheric parks and intimate cafes. Paris and its environs will be the catalyst for inspiring students of all levels of photography to begin or to continue to develop technical skills and to explore personal visions.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Paris, France
When
Winter 2013

Course Dates: Jan 7, 2013 — Feb 9, 2013

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Photography
Course Numbers
  • PHOTO-W561
Cost
$5152

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

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Full Course Description

Over a period of five weeks, students will come to know well the magnificent city of Paris with its abundant museums, significant architecture, atmospheric parks and intimate cafes. Paris and its environs will be the catalyst for inspiring students of all levels of photography to begin or to continue to develop technical skills and to explore personal visions. In discussions on the work of past and contemporary photographers, in group critiques which investigate "learning how to see" and how to create "good" photographs, and in individual meetings, students are encouraged to respond in unique ways to photographic problems. Using black and white film and the 35mm camera as the primary tools for employing the visual language of art, students will process film and print in the well-appointed and maintained facility of the Photography Studies in France. The PSF building is located in the 11th arrondisement of Paris near the Bastille. In addition, field trips outside the city will introduce students to the countryside, as well as afford further photographic opportunities. Independent study in photography in Paris is sure to impact on the creative life of a student at any level of photography in immeasurable ways!

Program Details

Wintersession Travel Courses are open to all RISD + Brown University students. To apply for a Wintersession Travel Course, you must:

  • attend an infosession with faculty (general or course-specific)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application (Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.)
  • be in good standing in terms of conduct and finances
  • First year students must provide approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies as part of their applications.
  • Brown University students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to RISD students.

Per Student Financial Service requirements, students who plan to travel on school-sponsored trips must first pay their student account in full. Students with an account balance are ineligible for travel and may forfeit any funds already used to book travel arrangements. Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@risd.edu with any questions.

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