Stories Without Words: Photographing the First Year

Student artwork on display in a gallery.

The class installation in the Rotch Library gallery. (Image by Keith McCluskey.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

4.A21

As Taught In

Fall 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

The transition from high school and home to college and a new living environment can be a fascinating and interesting time, made all the more challenging and interesting by being at MIT. More than recording the first semester through a series of snapshots, this freshman seminar will attempt to teach photography as a method of seeing and a tool for better understanding new surroundings. Over the course of the semester, students will develop a body of work through a series of assignments, and then attempt to describe the conditions and emotions of their new environment in a cohesive final presentation.

McCluskey, Keith. 4.A21 Stories Without Words: Photographing the First Year, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-a21-stories-without-words-photographing-the-first-year-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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