Course Description

Course Name

Photography in Rome: Studio and Still Life

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 US Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

This class requires you to bring your own camera. If you want to have the ability to control all the aspects of photography, a DSLR camera is highly recommended, or a mirrorless camera.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Using the indoor places of Rome as the canvas space, students will engage weekly within the city (on-site) to understand the complexities of: composition, materials, exposure, and controlled light to fully realize and capture the micro and macro nature of this monumental city. Practical studio photography time will also permit students to learn the necessary skills of arranging lights and props to capture images using a variety of techniques and lenses. Students will focus on creative solutions to complex photographic problems and discover the versatile and creative potential of working in a controlled environment. This course focuses on the fundamentals of the exposure triangle, composition, and post production to create striking staged photographs of Rome.  Assignments will help to learn and apply technical skills gained from the studio and application into other areas of photography.

*Course content subject to change