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Science of Film, Photography, and Imaging Immersion
As part of RIT's general education curriculum in Liberal Arts and Sciences, students are required to undertake an Immersion: a series of three related general education courses that further broaden a student’s judgment and understanding within a specific area through deeper learning. Read more about RIT's General Education Curriculum requirements here.
The Science of Film, Photography, and Imaging Immersion explores the basic science behind technologies used in film, photography and other imaging applications. Introductions to human visual perception, color science, imaging physics, and imaging system engineering set a groundwork for common theories underlying all major imaging industries. This immersion also provides necessary pre-requisites for completion of a minor in Imaging Science.
Course Offering Schedule
All students will be required to take SOFA-103 and then any 2 of the remaining 5 courses shown below.
Film/Video Materials & Technology
MATH-171, 181 or 181A
Vision & Psychophysics
IMGS-180 or equivalent, IMGS-221
Linear and Fourier Methods for Imaging
Interactions Between Light and Matter
Students Ineligible To Take This Immersion
- Imaging Science – IMGS-BS
- Motion Picture Science, DIGCIME-BS
- Imaging and Photographic Technology, IMPT-BS
For more information, please schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.