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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WKU applicants only
  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/28/2019 06/27/2019

** 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.
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Number of Credits: 6 Credit Type: Transfer Credit, WKU Credit
Field of Study: ART, ART HISTORY, BUSINESS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, COMMUNICATION STUDIES, ENGLISH, FILM STUDIES, GEOGRAPHY, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, ITALIAN, JOURNALISM, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, PHOTOJOURNALISM, POLITICAL SCIENCE, RELIGIOUS STUDIES Minimum GPA: Good Academic Standing with WKU
Program Catagory: WKU Faculty Led Faculty/Program Leader(s): Langton, Loup
Program Description:
Italy Langton summer 2019
 
DUE GRANDI CORSI & LA DOLCE VIDA - PHOTOGRAPHY IN ROME, ITALY

With Rome as our classroom, students will learn basic and more advanced concepts of photographic storytelling through a hands-on approach while discovering the immense beauty of one of the greatest cities ever known.

Students will receive 6 credit hours in this program. One 3-hour course offered by WKU and one 3-hour course offered by The American University of Rome (AUR). Ask Dr. Langton about course equivalencies. For more information on AUR:  www.aur.edu/ 

 
PROGRAM LEADERS

Dr. Loup Langton - loup.langton@wku.edu
Andre Dowell (Assistant Leader)


COURSES

WKU course:  JOUR 131 - Intro to Photography (3 credits)
AUR course:  TBD


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of JOUR 131, the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to create a photograph that combines strong aesthetics and storytelling content through the use and creation of the following:
    • Light
    • Composition
    • Motion
    • Moments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional production and post-production values that includes grounding in ethical decision-making
  • Demonstrate a level of engagement with Rome and its inhabitants by producing work that focuses on its society, culture, history and people
  • Demonstrate basic teamwork abilities by working as part of a collaborative photography team for the final project
  • Demonstrate a basic understand of storytelling by conceiving and producing photographic content that conveys assigned story values
  • Demonstrate an ability to gather information for and to write strong captions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the post-production process including being able to work at a basic level in Photoshop

ELIGIBILITY
Program leaders may determine stricter eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants earning credit in a program would meet these requirements:
  • Current WKU student eligible to enroll in WKU courses OR students from outside WKU may participate as non-degree seeking student,
  • Good academic standing as defined in the Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog,
  • A minimum of 18 year of age at time of departure,
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs,
    • Students who become ineligible to attend the program after applying due to disciplinary sanctions will be subject to standard program cost penalty rates. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of Study Away when they become aware of this ineligibility. For eligibility questions pertaining to disciplinary sanctions, students should contact the WKU Office of Student Conduct.
  • Students must complete Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course. All students studying abroad are required to pay $150 SAGL application fee,
  • Students must select program on TopNet and pay $250 deposit to finalize admittance process,
  • Student must possess passport book valid for a least six (6) months after return date. 
  • Students must complete pre-departure orientations,
  • Full payment prior to departure, and
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
 
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