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Concept Photography

Class Description

Conceptual Photography:  How to make great photos- not just “take” them.

Engaging, powerful photographs are not about good cameras and a lot of technical know-how.  They come to life through ideas, perspective, voice, and memory.  In this class, we will use any camera you have on hand to explore the conceptual side of photography.

We’ll be looking at the works of contemporary photographers as discussion points and prompts and students will venture out to make their own images.  Some of the artists we will look at include storytelling masters, Latoya Ruby Frazier and Gregory Crewdson, visionary Uta Barth, indigenous culture symbolist Luis Gonzales Palma, and those who defy categorization like Juanan Requena and the Starn Twins.

As our handheld technologies allow us to always have a camera on hand, everyone is now a photographer. Take the next step in your personal photography hobby and learn how to make great photos, not just “take” them.

While this intensive may be taken independently, it is an elective that is designed to work in conjunction with our Art and Design Pre-College Foundations program. Please see that description or email summer@cornish.edu if you have any questions.

Due to the current health and safety restrictions, our Summer at Cornish intensives will are being held remotely. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, students will perform and create with our Cornish instructors. Our intensives find the best balance to keep our students developing their skills by using a varied learning format that helps students create, design and perform!


Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Summer At Cornish

Dates/Times

Registration is currently open with special Early Bird prices available now through March 1st. Early Bird extended to April 1st! 

Dates: July 6th – 28th

Times: Mondays/Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ages 16+

Discipline Art & Design

Price $630 for 8 sessions; Early Bird $550.00

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements needed for this intensive.

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