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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDFP 391</span>

CDFP 391 History of Photography I


Certificate and Degree Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $611.05* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


Students will study the evolution of photography, from the early experiments with light sensitivity of silver salts to the establishment of portable photographic technologies. A historical overview of the medium's development from both technical and stylistic viewpoints will be examined. The course traces the development and positioning of the photographic medium within the context of modernist expression, from early attempts to contextualize photography as art, to the development of small format, handheld cameras. Cultural writings about photography will also be investigated, in relation to broader historical, theoetical, and political considerations. (Equivalent to MPS 301.)

Note: To find out more about your instructor, see the Photography instructor biographies.

Fall 2016
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 14 Sep 2016-14 Dec 2016
Winter 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2017
Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.Due to Congress 2017 taking place on campus, there will be no undergraduate, graduate, or Chang School on campus classes from Saturday, May 27 to Friday, June 2, 2017. Distance Education courses will not be affected. There are a few other exceptions that will run through Congress week. Please visit Congress 2017 – Chang School Exceptions page for more information and for the complete list of Chang School exceptions..
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday, Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.08 May 2017 - 28 Jun 2017
Monday - Friday1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.29 May 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
Monday - Friday1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.29 May 2017 - 14 Jun 2017

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