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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: $629.03* (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 2017
Enrolment for Fall 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.
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.13 Sep 2017 - 13 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
Priority enrolment is open through RAMSS only for students registered in certificate programs. Regular enrolment begins on August 28, 2017.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Winter 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 07 May 2018-20 Jun 2018

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