Italy, Rome

“Shoot Rome. Twenty-five centuries of Beauty, Harmonies and Geometries are waiting for you”. - Making a photobook from the editing to the dummy.

when 13 July 2015 - 26 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 1490

Possibly Rome is the most photographed city all over the world.
However it offers always new sides to be discovered: its centuries-old beauty, inhabitants, life and its unique atmosphere.
Moving by a fascinating photo journey, the workshop looks at realizing a photobook to be developed by participants under supervision by the tutors.

Inside the project.
Do you know how does an Art Director work? Would you like to know the steps they go through to create the appeal fashion spread you find in a photobook?
This course will guide you through the processes, the study, the theoretical and practical phases of work and will prepare the right approach to the editorial design and publishing.

The project is going in three suggested itineraries.
Ancient Rome
Rome in the Renaissance
Rome in the twentieth century.
Of course, each participant will be able to find his individual photo theme.

Course leader

course is led by tutors from our Communication Design department.
Gianmarco Longano - Art director, graphic designer – Head and professor graphic design department. He is an expert in design and coordinator in charge on the department course of Graphics

Target group

Students in graphic design having an interest in entrepreneurship, creativity.
IOS operating system 10 - Adobe CS6
Required equipment: an ordinary digital camera with accessories.

Course aim

The project will be developed to reach the final realization by digital print of a photobook.
Working method of the course
visits and collective analysis;
“Graphic walks”;
internal brainstorming; critical analysis of the subjects and the iconographic materials;
suggestions and methods to produce a book: study of the graphic layout and the grids, texts and images editing;
the basic peculiarities of a photobook: the selection, sequencing and editing of the book structure;
development of the concept and definition of design guidelines, intermediate rough presentation, layout and finish layout of the maquette;
print of the book by digital methodology
The course will end with a collective show of all the projects.

Credits info

8 ECTS
Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate to say you have attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by our academic staff. If you wish to receive credit you will need to arrange this with your faculty at home before you attend. QDU can supply module specifications to assist in calculating a credit equivalency. As a guide the summer programme is equivalent to 4 ECTS per week.

Fee info

EUR 1490: Course + course materials + housing