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VART 3001: Documentary Photography:Japan
Tokyo, Japan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Special Focus
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham University Foreign Language Competency: None
Language of Instruction: English Field of Study: Fine or Applied Arts
Program Description:

VART 3001 Documentary Photography: Japan

Tokyo
Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock 

This intensive class is designed as a platform for intermediate and advance level students to further develop their photographic production with an emphasis on generating documentary projects focusing on the people, culture, and architecture of Japan. Tokyo will serve as the starting point for students’ investigations in a journey that will take them from the cosmopolitan ward of Shinjuku to the center of youth culture in Shibuya, and from the cutting edge fashion districts of Harajuku to the temples and shrines of Asakusa. As they engage in photographic explorations, students will visit contemporary exhibitions and ancient collections. Course participants will also travel south to Kyoto, the nexus of traditional Japanese culture and history with approximately two thousand temples, shrines, and gardens. Visual stimuli will certainly inspire, as well a function as the backdrop against which to critically discuss the strategies that photographers utilize in communicating their interests.

Eligibility:

Students must be enrolled in or previously taken VART 2185: Photography Two, VART 2196: Large Format Photography, or VART 3500 Documentary Photography: Italy. Fordham's short-term programs are open to undergraduates from any discipline currently seeking a degree at a US institution. Applicants must have sophomore standing, a GPA of 3.0 or above, and a clear disciplinary record.


View the book published by student photographers participating in the program from past years.

Short-Term Program Costs 2014-2015



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission 12/27/2014 01/06/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.