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This program offers a unique opportunity to advanced, intermediate, and beginning students of photography to apprentice with UT journalism professor Dennis Darling, while learning about the art, architecture, film, and history of Prague and the Czech Republic. This course consists of lectures on documentary photographic techniques and aesthetic principles as well as practical work on location. During the classroom sessions, your photographs will be analyzed and critiques will offer direct feedback on content, storytelling, creativity, and the technical aspects of your images. Although the images for class will be made digitally, you may also shoot film-based images (digital cameras will be available to students who require them). A number of field trips, guest lecturers and gallery visits are part of this program. Local program staff organize arrival pick up, orientation, housing and support students throughout the program's duration.


Sponsored by College of Communication


  • J 330J / J 395 - Advanced Photo Editing and Design

Academic Information

3 hours of in-residence credit are earned upon completion. Maymester Abroad courses are part of UT spring registration, they occur immediately following the spring semester. Courses must be a grade and factored into the official UT GPA. 2020 dates subject to change.


Prof. Dennis Darling serves on the advisory board for the Texas Photographers Society and has been editor of the Journal of Texas Photographic Society. He has been leading the Prague Documentary Photography program since 2011. Over the last 30 years his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at more than 150 venues.

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Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students live in private apartments located in central Prague. Housing includes wifi, kitchen facilities, and laundry facilities. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2021 program dates and fee: TBD. 2020 Program fee: $4575. Includes housing, meals, excursion, administrative and instructional costs, cell phone, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 25, 2021 to June 19, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Financial Aid
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Session

Next Step

Attend an information session to learn more: 10/19 11 am, 10/28 4 pm, 11/5 11 am. See Information Session link above for Zoom links. For questions, contact Program Coordinator, Timothy Myers, at

Program information above is subject to change