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The following is a guide to Tufts University Summer Session undergraduate and graduate course numbers:

  • 0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
  • 0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
  • 0200 & Up: strictly graduate


  • Some course descriptions contain Tufts University information pertaining to fall and spring offerings of the same course. Where possible, summer specific information has been provided.
  • Pre-requisite and prior study/learning recommendations are indicated in course descriptions. Students who do not attend Tufts in the fall or spring terms should pay attention to these indications when making course selections. If you have questions, contact the instructor or sponsoring department.

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Title:   Contemporary Photography: 1960 to Present      

Course Number:      PHT 002901
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

This course will teach students how to use photography as a creative tool to engage complex ideas and subject matter. Students will learn how to develop their ideas into long term photographic projects through understanding historical models of image making. Topics discussed in this course will include: image and text relationships, image content, image context, sequencing and editing images. Class time will be divided between lectures, demonstrations, and discussions.
Focus: This class is for students who have some basic knowledge about photography and are interested in developing their critical skills as well as their technical skills. This class will focus on trends in photography from 1960 to the present; students will be asked to make images in response to the artists and ideas presented in class. Class will culminate with each student presenting one long term project which will be completed over several weeks.
-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

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Instructor: Vincent Martin

Offered in: Other session
Class Dates: Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 to Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017
Day(s): MW           Times: 1:00-5:15 PM                     
Status: Open


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