Rituals, Lies, and Apparitions (Online)

Course Code: 23FCEPV304V

Dates: October 11 - November 29, 2023

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 12 N ET

Location: Online Zoom Classroom

Course Tuition: $480

Images have a longstanding relationship with storytelling. This course covers what it means to indulge the tradition of storytelling through ritual and imagery. We hunt for ghosts, both literally and metaphorically, and interrogate the traditions that allow those ghosts to haunt us. As image (and myth) makers, our roles in and responsibilities to the stories we tell shapeshift, and the way in which we use lore can become consequential. We begin exploring the non-border between fact and fiction, the role of identity, what it means to haunt, and how-or if-histories of the occult can inform these practices.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Advanced: You are comfortable with your camera, whether film or digital, and with your photographic practice. You have already produced or are working on a body of work. You are proficient in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, et cetera. You understand printing or portfolio revision processes. You may be seeking ways to strengthen your work through sequencing, theoretical readings, and group critiques.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class.

Fee: $480.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 415.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 65.00

Online Zoom Classroom

Dylan Hausthor

Date Day Time Location
10/11/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
10/18/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
10/25/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
11/01/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
11/08/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
11/15/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom
11/29/2023Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Online Zoom Classroom

Please prepare a 5-10 minute presentation of your work. No need to formalize it, this will just serve as an icebreaker and personal introduction for the class. Next, you'll prepare the images to share at the first class. Resize all your images to a jpeg format of no larger than 1000 pixels in height and width. Create one folder with ALL 100 images, labeled as follows: Your last name_Assignment 1_ALL (date completed). Next, edit a selection of 10 of these 100 images that you feel best represent the experience. Put those ten images in a second folder labeled as follows: Your last name_Assignment 1_SELECTIONS (date completed). Have both of these folders available on your desktop and ready to share with the class, along with your written entry into your journal.

For each class session there will be either a research or reading component. Before the first class read chapter one of "The Art and Fear" by David Bayles and Ted Orland (The Image Continuum, Santa Cruz, CA). It is available online and in print. Be prepared to discuss it at the first class. If you are unsure how to operate your camera, read the manual NOW. Don't wait. If you don't have one, get it online. Come equipped with your camera and your journal to record your notes, thoughts, feelings and impressions during the class and for each day afterward. Your camera and journal will be your steady companions throughout the course.


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