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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Art, Film Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Media, Photography
Minimum number of credit hours: 3 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.00 or above Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

Photography and Filmmaking in Costa Rica


Girl photographerOne course from the Dodd School of Art- Introduction to Photography Fieldwork - and another from the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Immersive Story Telling - will combine for a 6-credit hour life-capturing experience in the capital city of San José, Costa Rica.

ARST 2220 (Introduction to Photography Fieldwork - 3 credits) will help the students explore their creativity and talent.  The course provides a great opportunity  to use creative processes to study, observe, interpret, and derive meaning from a visit abroad. As a result of their experiences and reflections, the students will then create a process-portfolio of original works that demonstrates the ways their art and ways of thinking have been informed by their international study experience. The course will emphasize field experience, utilizing images to engage conceptual content. Techniques will include camera controls, composition, quality of light, editing, and printing. The work of other prominent photographers will be explored along with related assignments that combine theory and example with field photography.

JRLC 5990 (Immersive Storytelling - 3 credits)  How can a visual story immerse the audience in the experience? Immersive storytelling combines modern visual and sound equipment within an unfamiliar environment to explore innovative storytelling styles and methods.  Student teams produce, shoot, and edit a number of visual stories. The experience culminates with student teams producing a 360 video/audio experience using modern 360 cameras and audio recorders.

Classes will meet at the modern and vibrant campus of Veritas University; a fully accredited private university just a 15-minute walk from downtown San José. Students will be able to participate in all the University's extracurricular activities.

Students on the program will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the comforts of a homestay with a Costa Rica family. Each family has been fully vetted and recommended by the study-abroad staff at Veritas University. NO KNOWLEDGE OF SPANISH NECESSARY.

In addition to the time spent in San José, the group will participate in excursions to the Caribbean and Pacific coasts and to the magnificent Irazú Volcano.

Follow this link for scholarship Information and application under the Office of Global Engagement General Scholarship Applications Instructions.
For Program cost and other program related expenses, follow link to cost of attendance sheets above.


Come to Costa Rica and Enjoy PURA VIDA!

Hannah Huff

This program is currently not accepting applications.