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MAYMESTER: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY STORYTELLING

 

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.

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Sponsored by College of Communication

Course(s)

  • 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.

Faculty

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.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

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

2020 program dates: May 31 - July 1, 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 31, 2020 to July 1, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: November 15, 2019

Application Code

355053

Additional Resources

Program Website
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Next Step

Learn more by attending a Fall information session (all in BMC 3.378A): 10/16 4 pm, 11/7 5 pm, 11/14 12 pm. Students can also meet with the professor, or a peer adviser at Texas Global. For more info contact Program Coordinator Timothy Myers at tmyers@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change