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January 2021 Courses

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We are pleased to offer the following courses during J-term. 
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Cate Fallon

PHTI-UT 1021 [2-credit studio]
T/Th 2:00pm - 5:00pm Online

Prerequisite: Photography & Imaging: Digital and knowledge of Photoshop. 

This course is devoted to an understanding of the design and production of a photo book or magazine. On the first day of class, students should bring in digital versions of the art they plan to translate it into a printed piece. While the course will focus on multi-page print design, students will explore InDesign and learn how to use the program to create a publication, deciding on the size and order of image and where the text will go. In the second week of the course, students will work with type. We will explore how to make type work for you and what typefaces work best depending on your design and art. We will also discuss image pacing and the flow of text throughout a publication. In the third session, layouts are reviewed and InDesign files are revised if needed. The course then turns to production. We will go over each file and make it as final as possible and ready for print. The course will discuss the different ways to get your document published and how to do each one. At the beginning of this course, the students will walk into the classroom with a loose body of work and leave with their work organized into a printable book format. 

Contemporary Photography: Photo Now
Christopher Phillips

PHTI-UT 1130 [4-credit critical studies]
M/T/W/Th 10:00am - 1:00pm Online

Prereq: Social and Aesthetic History of Photography or department permission.

Digital technology today allows the combination of still images and moving images with unprecedented ease. As a result, the boundaries that once existed between still photographers, filmmakers, and videomakers are becoming increasingly blurred. By examining a wide range of visual materials, both historic and contemporary, this class will attempt to understand the changing relationship between the still photographic image and the moving image. 


Editorial Photography for New Media
Mark Jenkinson

PHTI-UT 1203 [4-credit studio]
M/W/F 1:00pm - 5:45pm Blended

Prerequisite: Photography & Imaging: Analog, Digital, and Multimedia or permission of the Department.

This class is designed to train aspiring photographers/journalists in the unique production techniques and tools of hybrid still/video DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark II.  The course also addresses and familiarizes the student with the emergent landscape for new technologies in digital presentation, journalism, and storytelling using photography, video, sound, and the written word. Students will be thoroughly trained in production tools and techniques with hybrid DSLR cameras, and audio recording devices, as well as the integration of content and post-production workflow using Adobe Lightroom cc, Adobe Premiere, and written text. 

Photoshop: Creative Imaging

Cat Fallon

PHTI-UT 1245 [2-credit studio]
M/W 2:00pm - 5:30pm Online

Prereq: Basic computer experience.

This three-week course focusing on Photoshop explores the possibilities for image manipulation and the steps involved in learning to translate basic photography skills into digital artwork and montage. Starting from the empty canvas, we look at all the basic elements of Photoshop, including selection tools, text, scale, retouching, and collage. Introducing the principles of layers and masks we will look at creating composite images from photographic images and web sources. We also cover color adjustment using levels and curves. We look at all aspects of image creation and enhancement with equal importance given to the aesthetic effect and technical ease. By working on a creative project, students use the software to convey their ideas in this digital environment. Class time is divided between work-in-progress sessions, critiques, and lectures.
Classes run during the winter session,
January 4 to January 22, 2021.

All Photography & Imaging courses may be taken for undergraduate credit, graduate credit, or non-credit. Students who have not taken an intro course within our department, or are not able to enroll directly on ALBERT must fill out the Non-Majors Course Request Form.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts offers undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit courses for students looking to continue their studies or kickstart a new project. Courses include academic study of the arts as well as professional, conservatory training across disciplines. 
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