Scuola Internazionale delle Arti, della Lingua e della Cultura Italiana

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COURSE TYPE:Lecture Class
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
EXAMINATION METHOD: Midterms and final projects evaluation

CONTACT HOURS: 49h

INDEPENDENT STUDY: 42 h

ACTIVIES / FIELDTRIPS : 21,5 h

TOTAL WORK: 112,5 h

*150 AEF Academic Hours [ 1AEF Academic Hour = 45 minutes ]

TIME: Meets once a week – 3,5h


LOCATION:
AEF building, via Cavour 37 – Firenze

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students learn the basic technique of digital photography while they tell the story of their study abroad experience. They will also study the history and literature of travel photography, understanding storytelling techniques and reflect on their experiences as study abroad students. Every student will keep a photoblog/journal and keep a Facebook/Instagram page.
In addition to photographs, this journal can consist of (but is not limited to) written entries, drawings, found imagery and other souvenirs. The journal will be graded on contents as well as artistic merit.

The first week of the course is dedicated to study the history and literature of travel photography together with the basic structures of storytelling. The second week will introduce basic photography technique also applied in a sample field trip dedicated to landscape and architecture photography. Week 3 will introduce images elaboration basics, week 4 will be dedicated to introduce social networking and blogging. Week 5 will be dedicated to overview students work progress (midterm #1)
Weeks 6 and 7 will be again dedicated to photography technique (portrait, life-style and still life), postproduction and social networking. Week 8 is a general review of students work advancement (midterm #2).
After the break (week 9) the class work will be organized for 4 weeks (weeks 10 to 13) as an editorial lab where the students are supposed to organize the images taken during their weekend tours or during the week stay in Florence; the lab will consider images editing, blogging, creation of images galleries and slideshows, preparation of high quality images for printing.
Week 14 will be dedicated to the preparation of the final exhibition and presentation where the slideshows will be projected and blogs displayed. Week 15 lesson is the final exhibition and presentation day.

Accademia Europea di Firenze é uma Escola Internacional das Artes, da Língua e da Cultura Italiana. Fundada em 2005 como escola de língua italiana para estrangeiros, com o tempo ampliou sua oferta formativa e atualmente oferece cursos de cultura italiana, arte, musica e Certificate Programs  em Voice & Opera, Drawing & Painting, Dance e um Certificate Program de Língua e da Cultura Italiana, Study Abroad Programs em colaboração com importantes universidades americanas, Summer e Winter Programs e Joint Academic Programs realizados com instituições universitárias de todo o mundo. A experiência vivida na AEF e a qualidade dos professores fazem da escola, com raízes na história e na cultura italiana e qualificada com padrões acadêmicos europeus, um ambiente internacional na cidade do Renascimento e da beleza.

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