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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Professor: Jim Virga, School of Communications
Program Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019Photo Wrkshp Barcelona flyer
Courses (6 undergraduate credits):
CIM594 Special Topics: Documentary Photography in Barcelona, Spain is a course designed to improve the students’ visual storytelling and photographic skills. Students are expected to integrate into the community to make contacts and develop story ideas worthy of visual documentation. As a class we will explore the culture, sites, religion, economy, transportation, and the history of Barcelona and Spain. Each student will work on one well-researched photo story, as well as daily assignments. An emphasis will be put on the conduct and logistics a documentary photographer must adhere to when working abroad. 

JMM592 Special Topics: Photography in Spain: History, Icons, and Styles is a seminar course that offers an overview of Spanish Visual History through its main authors and styles. The course will focus on the specific work of Spanish documentarians and artists and how the work relates to culture and history. Students will study Spanish visual communication after Franco’s dictatorship, and its effect on society. This course will also familiarize students with Spanish culture through photographic and visual history. 

There are not prerequisites; however, students must have their own 35mm digital camera with manual controls and the capability of interchangeable lenses along with at least two 16 gig compact flash cards.

The class will take an overnight trip to Madrid together.

Program Costs: 
See the link to the budget sheet above for program costs. 

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Application Deadline:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until March 1. Please apply early as space is limited. 

For more information, please contact Professor Jim Virga at or 305-284-2759. 

All University of Miami courses abroad must meet a minimum enrollment to remain viable. This minimum
enrollment varies and is based on the nature of the program abroad. Be aware that any course abroad may
be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment for that course. In the event of a cancellation due to low enrollment,
program deposits will be returned to students.