Fictional Photographic Narrative (Fall 2014)

Photography and Filmmaking

Fictional photographic narratives are visual representations of invented stories. Students in this class will combine conceptual thinking with an exploration of other art forms to guide them in creating their own fictional photographic narrative.

By considering writing by Philip Roth, poetry by Charles Bukowski, and even music by Bruce Springsteen, students will dive into a range of narrative qualities, imaginative responses, and conceptual approaches.

The class will begin with idea generation—each student will use his or her own interest or passions to select a theme for their narrative. Each week, students will bring finished work to class for critique and review, helping to refine their ideas and body of work.

During the last class meeting, students will present their projects to the class. Through lecture, gallery visits, discussion, and one-on-one meetings, the instructor will lead students through lessons focused on form and style; researching a theme; preparing the subject; shooting; and editing. / This class will appeal to anyone interested in photography, storytelling, and conceptual approaches to art-making. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisite: Students will be expected to own and have a proficient understanding of a Digital SLR camera.

What to Bring: Digital SLR camera; memory card; notebook; pen or pencil; USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work.

Please Register Before: October 13

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

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/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Image courtesy of CE instructor, Robert Murphy.

Course Details

Course Number: CSMA 3201
Dates: Oct. 16 – Nov. 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Robert Murphy
Main Building Room 410
Non-Credit Tuition: $190.00

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