Photography, Film, Illustration and Motion Design in London

London - aerial view

May 17-25, 2017

This unique course is a collaboration between Colorado Mesa University Animation, Film and Motion Design Program and Arapahoe Community College Photography Department. Students will collaborate on photography, animation and filmmaking projects in Europe and complete them when they return. Both colleges will exhibit their photography and media displays at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in December 2017 – January 2018. The course credits will go towards their ACC Associates of Art Degree in Studio Art.
Excursions and tours will include the Bristol, Cardiff, Roman Baths, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Borough Market, London Eye, St James Park, South Centre Art Complex, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, Wellington Arch, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Garden. Students will see the changing of the Palace Guards and go on a Thames River Cruise. Additionally, they will participate in the Aardman Animation Workshop, The Doctor Who Experience and visit the Harry Potter 9¾ Platform at Kings Cross Station, Getty Image Gallery and the Photographers’ Gallery.

Not a Photography Student? Not a problem.

Contact the instructor Trish Sangelo to discuss camera options, the class and orientation. On April 15 & 29 Trish will cover basic camera knowledge, techniques and how to get a great image! If you would like to attend a Fall or Spring photography class to gain additional knowledge prior to our trip please take a look at our photography classes or contact Trish for suggestions.
Additional photography class options (not required):
Digital Photography I - 23008 - ART 139 – 101
Film Photography I - 22319 - ART 138 – 101


Date Activities
April 15, 2017 Orientation at ACC. Information on course, travel, course material, program logistics and safety.
April 29 Lecture and field trip - cover basic camera knowledge and techniques.
May 17 Depart Denver International Airport.
May 18 Arrive in London, transfer to Bristol.
May 19 Aardman Model Making Workshop and photograph.
May 20 Excursion to Cardiff, participate in the Dr. Who Experience, visit the Animation and film studio and photograph. Visit and photograph the Roman Baths and transfer back to London.
May 21 Visit the Getty Image Gallery, The Photographers' Gallery, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Borough Market, Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio and group critique.
May 22 Visit and photograph the London Eye, St. James Park, South Centre Art Complex, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Wellington Arch, St. Paul's Cathedral and Garden. Students will see the changing of the Guards and go on a Thames River Cruise.
May 23 Visit and photograph the Wellington Arch, St. Paul's Cathedral and Garden and additional landmarks and group critique.
May 24 Depart London.
May 25 Arrive in Denver.
June 10 Individual critiques.
June 24 Group critique and matting and framing lecture.
July 29 Final review.
Dec. 5, 2017 - Jan. 10, 2018 Gallery Exhibition.

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