Course description

This course introduces students to the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of lens based photography. Students will work with digital and or film photographic processes. Summer offerings may alternate between digital and film photography, depending on the instructor. They will learn the principles of capturing an image, managing, and editing. They will also practice the proper techniques of fine-tuning an image.

This course challenges the student to broadly explore photography and apply the concepts and techniques learned to create work that is innovative and compelling. Students will learn the fundamentals of seeing and articulating their vision through photography. They will develop the capacity to produce well-crafted and effectively structured images that communicate meaningful content.

Letter grades only. Counts as in/out-of-college elective credit for B.F.A. students.

No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Ithaca campus

Section ID:ART 1104 502-STU
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022

Residential program dates: The dates listed here are for class times only. If you’re attending the Summer Residential Program, your dates will include move-in and move-out days. See Summer Residential Program dates.

Precollege Studies may offer additional events, such as workshops and college fairs, during your session. See activities.

Final exam/project due:Friday July 08, 9 AM - 12 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 9 AM - 12 PM / Olive Tjaden Hall 121
M-F 1:30 PM - 4 PM / Olive Tjaden Hall 121
Mode of instruction:In person
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Todd, D. (det25)
Max. enroll:12

Art as Experience is a studio course that will introduce students to the aesthetic and
technical aspects of B&W film photography. Together we will investigate the ideas and
practices of contemporary photographers, as well as the history and conceptual motivations
surrounding the medium. As a student, you will work with analog cameras to learn proper
techniques for exposure, develop your own 35mm film, and learn to edit and print your
images in the darkroom. Through this you will acquire the fundamentals of seeing and
expressing your unique perspective, along with a deeper understanding of our visual
language. Class sessions will include individual and collaborative assignments, critical
discussions, lectures, readings and museum visits.


Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors

See Eligibility for Summer/Winter Courses

To enroll:

The application deadline for this program has passed. No further applications for this course will be accepted.

New York State students: Learn how to make arrangements to take your Regents Exams at Cornell if necessary.

See Dates & Deadlines.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.