Photography in Tuscany | Webster University

Photography in Tuscany

Limited to 4 St. Louis photography students. 

International Program Dates:
May 11 - 24, 2015 (Must register for the Spring semester) 

Course & Credit Hours: PHOT 4000, 3 Credit Hours 
(Only 4 openings for St. Louis Photography Students)

Tuition - Spring 2015 Tuition
Lab Fee - ~$1624
Study Abroad Deposit (non-refundable after deadline)- $250
Deadline (for application and deposit) - February 2015
Instructor - Francesco Arese Visconti (Webster-Geneva)

This course will bring students to Tuscany and in particular to Florence and in the Pistoia area. It will be organized as a two weeks course. During the first part of the trip students and instructors will spend a week together in the gorgeous Pistoia countryside in a villa provided with a darkroom and photography facilities. Students will learn to use large format cameras (5x7 and 8x10 formats). Students will learn to process sheet films in trays and to use different kind of developers. Instructor will develop all the theoretical and practical aspects of large format photography bringing the students to photograph outside in small and typical Italian villages as well as in the natural environment. The second week will be spent in Florence visiting the famous Alinari Institute and the MNAF (Museo Nazionale Alinari per la Fotografia). Visiting the Uffizi Gallery and seeing great art masterpieces, students will receive a deep introduction regarding creativity and composition in the visual arts starting from the Renaissance period to the contemporary world. Walking tours and field trips to shoot with 35 mm cameras will be planned. Assignments will demonstrate mastery of technical skills and individual creative expression. Through presentations and discussions, students will gain familiarity with the critical and theoretical debates surrounding large format photography in general and the contact printing technique in particular. Students will write a journal for the two week trip.




*Fee includes hotel and food in Florence; museum entrances in Florence; transportation to, from and within Pistoia for the week; room and board in Pistoia; and photo materials for the darkroom in Pistoia.

Please Note: The deposit will be refunded if there are not enough enrollments and the program is canceled. A deposit is non-refundable after the deadline only if the program has sufficient enrollments and a student withdraws or drops the program.