Photography and Filmmaking in Costa Rica
AWAKEN YOUR TALENT
One 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.
(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.
(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!