This course will introduce students to the art of digital photography as a tool to visually explore new societies, peoples, and cultures. Students will learn about the fundamentals of photography, technical composition, framing, and editing while exploring the narrative of different photographic genres such as street photography or photojournalism. As a background, they will learn about the evolution of Madrid’s people, culture, arts, history, and society through time.
The course integrates theoretical and practical sessions. Classroom sessions will be combined with onsite assignments where students will create their own digital narrative portfolio exploring a particular social or historical aspect, district, or event in the city of Madrid. Experience the city through the lens of your camera. This course offers endless opportunities to fall in love with the city. It includes an extensive program of visits and guided tours to the different districts of the city where you will be able to capture the vibrant life of a multicultural metropolis. There will be different activities including field trips to photo exhibits, art galleries, and museums as well as meetings with professionals in the field of visual arts.
The structure of the class is defined in three different modules:
Online Sessions: It is a two-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous daily class meeting with the professor and classmates in real time. Students will do individual as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects.
Bridge Sessions: Students will come together twice a month to continue working in their collaborative projects. Classes will also include specific advising sessions, workshops, roundtables and activities with guest speakers and business professionals.
Onsite immersion session: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.
Teaching methodology combines classroom sessions on streaming and virtual site visits with the use of other of digital technologies, including filming, photography, virtual and augmented reality reproduction, or web and app, design among others so students can enjoy the best experience from home.
We use Zoom and Google Class for teaching support.
Length of the program: two weeks online program+ two weeks immersion experience in Spain
Calendar and sessions:
Session I: June 15th- 26th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Session II: July 6th -17th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Cost of the program:
Online Module (25h): * 500€ *
Bridge Module + Immersion Experience: 1.800€
Full Program (Three modules): 2.200€
Optional college credit available for students registered for the full program. Check firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
* You are welcome to complete the online part only.
Language of instruction: English/Spanish
Site: Alcala de Henares / Madrid (Spain)
Full program includes:
Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant
Personalized advising and onsite orientation
Accommodation (double rooms)
Cultural activities and excursions
24/7 local support