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Course fees and lab information: The Photography courses require that student bring a 35mm camera that has a manual setting. In addition students will be responsible for purchasing film and photographic paper. 

Courses: SRISA offers a variety of courses ranging from basic black and white photography to more advanced courses that explore experimental processes, advanced and digital photography, documentary photography and the development of advanced independent projects.  Courses in the history of photography broaden students' understanding of the range and development of the medium in both Europe and North America while familiarizing them with the cultural discourses of contemporary photography.

Instruction & Classroom structure: All photography classes combine practical hands-on demonstration, in-class critique, along with illustrated classroom lectures on contemporary photography.  Emphasis is given to the exploration and development of a personal visual language.

Facilities/Photography: 6 Durst and 3 Omega enlargers, including Durst 5" x 7" and Omega D-2, 4" x 5" format.  Darkroom is fully air conditioned with full ventilation and air exchange unit, island developing sink 1 x 2.5 meters. Production area has 6 film developing stations, large tables and counters, electric film dryers, electric RC paper dryer, 50cm X 180cm light table, 3 Dahle paper cutters, silver recovery unit, film processing area fully ventilated. Critique and production areas  are suitable for up to 14 students.

Facilities/Digital Imaging: Fully equipped Macintosh lab with I-Mac computers, 2 Epson flatbed scanners, slide scanner, Epson projectors, Ethernet & Airport networks, ASDL Internet connections, Canon 450i Camcorder, Nikon CoolPix 995, CoolPix 4300, CoolPix 4500 digital cameras, Epson Laser printer, Canon S6300 A3 format inkjet printer. Software includes Photoshop CS5, Lightroom 5, Illustrator, InDesign, Painter, Final Cut Pro, Dreamweaver MX, various word processing, and other common software applications.

Supplies: All students in darkroom photography must bring a 35mm camera that can be operated manually. Darkroom facilities include chemicals, and all necessary classroom equipment. 

The Film Studies program at SRISA is an interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on film production and visual arts. The Italian Cinema course offers a review of narrative, documentary, and avant-garde cinema. The Digital Video Production courses teach beginner and advanced students techniques for digital storytelling. The courses deal with the grammar and construction of digital film through editing programs, learning simple scripting, and story boarding. Students will develop a short digital film project over the course of the semester. The New Genres course curriculum includes installation, video, film, audio, performance, digital, hybrid and emerging art forms and the students will be pushed into interdisciplinary research not exclusively grounded in the arts.
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Studying Photography at SRISA

The photography courses at SRISA offer opportunities for both beginning and advanced students to explore the city of Florence through the medium of photography.   Beginning students develop the basic field, studio and darkroom skills of 35 millimeter black and white photography; while intermediate and advanced students may explore such issues as experimental, digital or documentary photography.  These courses provide a framework to encourage students to develop as artists and to interact with their new visual landscape.

Meet the SRISA Faculty
Professor Gloria Marco Munuera
Prof. Gloria Marco Munuera
Gloria Marco Munuera was born in Spain. She is an art/photographer who uses digital and alternative techniques within photography. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts-Photography from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

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Professor Simone Bacci
Prof. Simone Bacci
Simone Bacci was born in Florence in 1961 and began studying photography in 1982. Three years later, he opened a joint commercial studio working in theatre, portraiture and advertising, and began teaching photography for a university association.

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