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.

Description

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.

Number

Title

Sem Hours

Required

Optional

Fall

Spring

Prerequisites

SOFA-103

Film/Video Materials & Technology

3

X

 

 

X

MATH-171, 181 or 181A

IMGS-221

Vision & Psychophysics

3

 

X

X

 

SOFA-103

IMGS-351

Color Science

3

 

X

 

X

IMGS-221

IMGS-261

Linear and Fourier Methods for Imaging

4

 

X

 

X

MATH-182

IMGS-321

Geometric Optics

3

 

X

X

 

PHYS-212

IMGS-341

Interactions Between Light and Matter

3

 

X

 

X

PHYS-213

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.