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Clay Patrick McBride

Senior Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Clay Patrick McBride

Senior Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, MPS, School of Visual Arts


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IDEA-150
1 - 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to selected topics in the areas of art and design. The course content will vary according to topic. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. Students may take this course multiple times with different topics.
PHAP-301
3 Credits
This is the first of a sequence of required advertising photography courses that investigates visual problem solving when applied to commercial photography. Studio and other controlled environments will be encountered through assignments. Advertising and editorial solutions and applications will be explored. The skills necessary to photograph people, places, and things will be learned through various assignments.
PHAP-314
3 Credits
The course will provide an opportunity for experimentation with photographic light and its manipulation in a variety of situations both in and out of the studio. Assignments will range from simple portraits in the studio to complex locations, from simple still life set ups to intricate sets with groups of people. Methods of controlling a variety of lighting devices, both strobe and continuous-source, will be demonstrated and discussed.
PHAP-337
3 Credits
This course will introduce the storytelling side of professional photographic illustration. Assignments for this course will include recreating historical events, inventing futuristic scenes, and creating believable period pieces with an emphasis on visual narratives. Students will be introduced to project planning, concept development, scheduling, budgeting, casting, auditions, advanced lighting techniques, comprehensive preparation for large production, project management and post-production treatments. Students work on production teams to address large-scale photographic projects.
PHAP-351
3 Credits
Advertising photography (and photographic education) is in a perpetual state of flux due to constant changes in practices and technology. Studio Topics in Advertising photography will provide students with the opportunity to explore studio applications in this shifting terrain of photography, imaging and application. The content taught in this course will change frequently and the course may be repeated for credit, however each particular topic may have limits on repeatability.
PHAP-403
3 Credits
This course is required for advertising photography students who are approaching graduation and are preparing to present themselves to potential employers. Students will narrow their field of interests to focus their work for an end-of-study portfolio. Existing and new work will be edited, sequenced and prepared to form a professional quality portfolio, promotional materials, a resume/cover letter, a market research paper and a business plan.
PHAP-416
3 Credits
This course provides photography students the unique opportunity to participate in a one-week intensive workshop that travels to New York City, the center of the advertising photography industry. Through this field trip and accompanying lectures and studio visits, students will experience an introduction to the field of professional photography and related industries in New York City. The purpose of the trip is to provide a broad view of advertising and editorial photography within the city. Students meet with a variety of photographers, art directors, designers, filmmakers, photo editors, photographer agents, assistants, and RIT alumni. Photography studios, advertising agencies, graphic design studios, magazines, galleries, and museums will be visited during the one-week trip. Permission to enroll is required. The trip is a mandatory course requirement and requires an additional travel fee.
PHAR-101
4 Credits
This course will provide an immersive introduction to the field of the photographic arts. It will emphasize both craft and visual problem solving. The course will explore: seeing and appreciating the quality of light, image capture, photographic vision, historical and contemporary genres of photography, best practices and workflow as well as an introduction to the critique forum and its practices.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
PHFA-351
3 Credits
Photography (and photographic education) is in a perpetual state of flux due to constant changes in practices and technology. Studio Topics in Fine Art Photography will provide students with the opportunity to explore studio applications in this shifting terrain of photography and imaging. The content taught in this course will change frequently and the course may be repeated for credit, however each particular topic may have limits on repeatability.
PHGR-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study allows graduate students in the Photography and Related Media program the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA *

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