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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Medway, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
Photography in England: Historical & Contemporary Practices
Students at Dover

May 6 - 27, 2019

Program Information: Travel to England this summer and see the country through a different lens. You'll discover the history of photography and examine how photography impacted how we see culture and historical events. The question arose as to whether people should make the camera “see” as human eyes see the world, or whether people should allow the camera to “see” the world in its own particular way.  In this course, students will travel to various towns and historically significant sites throughout England, which will provide valuable insights into the heritage, culture and artistic aesthetic of the photographic medium.
Based at the University of Kent in Medway, England and taught by UofM Faculty member Prof. David Horan, this independent study class in photography will be an opportunity to further expand understanding of digital photographic techniques through a project-driven and conceptually significant integration of early photographic landscape and portraiture aesthetics with a contemporary medium.  Students will be studying specific works of photographic art by such photographers and W.H.F. Talbot, Peter Henry Emerson, and Henry Peach Robinson, Frederick Evans, Julia Margaret Cameron and Francis Frith in London, Bath and elsewhere, and then re-interpret these works through the use of modern digital techniques.  The objective is to develop a new understanding of contemporary and historical art practices, and construct an aesthetic discussion between the two through the digital medium of photography.

Program Fee Program Fee Includes Program Fee Does Not Include
(subject to change)
  • $350 application fee
  • Housing
  • Inland transportation for required activities
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Site visits & excursions
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Meals (lunch & dinner)
  • Credit By Exam Fee ($60 for 3 credits; $120 for 6 credits)
  • Tuition (Graduate level 2nd course only)
  • Personal expenses
  • Int'l health insurance
  • Passport
Course Credit: This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and credit is earned through Credit By Exam (CBE) unless otherwise stated. Undergraduate students can earn 3 - 6 credit hours in ART 4621, 4622, or ARTH 4721. Graduate students will earn credit in ARTH 6721. Graduate students wishing to earn 6 credits will need to register for either ART 7330 or ART 7660 and pay full UofM tuition for that 2nd course -- these two graduate level ART courses are not available through CBE.
Undergraduate Courses Graduate Courses
ART 4621 - Workshop in Art I (CBE)
ART 4622 - Workshop in Art II (CBE)
ARTH 4721 - History of Photography (CBE)
ART 7330 - Independent Study in Art (CBE)
ARTH 6721 - History of Photography (Not C
Required Equipment: All students must provide their own DSLR camera, laptop, and external hard drive. Computer lab and digital printing facilities and materials will be provided by the University of Kent.

Housing: Students will be housed in shared rooms at the University of Kent Medway Campus.

Tentative Itinerary:

May 5: Depart Memphis
May 6: Arrive London and check into housing at the University of Kent in Medway
May 7: Tour the University of Kent's digital facilities along with the town of Canterbury
May 8: Photography Canterbury Cathedral and surround landscape
May 9: Lab class and lecture
May 10: Day trip to London - visit the Tate Modern Museum of Art 
May 11: Day trip to London - visit the Victoria and Albert Museum 
May 12: Lab class and lecture
May 13: Day trip to Dover
May 14: Lab class and lecture
May 15: First critique
May 16: Free Day
May 17: Day trip to Lacock Abbey, home of William Henry Fox Talbot
May 18: Day trip to London and Cambridge - visit the British Museum and Cambridge locations
May 19: Lab class and lecture
May 20: Photographing landscapes of the University of Kent
May 21: Lab class
May 22: Second critique
May 23: Free Day
May 24: Free Day
May 25: Depart from London for USA

Faculty Leader: For more information, contact the faculty leader for this program, Prof. David Horan at

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This program is currently not accepting applications.