Photo Concepts: Environment
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 2830
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course provides students with a broad perspective on the histories of landscape photography, focusing on the environment as subject. The role of photography is considered within contemporary themes such as environmentalism, sustainability, and urban planning. Students explore the artist’s engagement with the environment through performance, sculpture and photography. Topics include the survey of land art, the environment through landscape and environmental photography, artists’ writings about the environment, and site-specific installations. This course is part of a suite of electives designed to introduce students to major concepts present within the field of contemporary photography.

Open to: All School of Art, Media, and Technology undergraduate degree students, sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): PUFY 1030 Drawing/Imaging and PUFY 1040 Time or equivalents OR PSAM 1050 Photo Practices.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Some seats in this class have been reserved for Photography majors.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.


Open to Communication Design students.

Open to Design and Technology students.

Open to Fine Arts students.

Open to Integrated Design Curriculum students.

Open to Illustration students.

Open to Photography students.