Program Details

This course is designed to introduce students to the art of digital photography as a way to explore the Spanish society, people and culture. As a background, the city of Madrid will serve as a life platform to explore the changes through time.
Alcala De Henares, Spain; Madrid, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

This course is designed as a practical approach to the teaching of STEAM in an international context. This course will introduce students to the art of digital  photography as a tool to visually explore new societies,  peoples, and cultures. Students will learn about the fundamentals of photography, technical composition,  framing, and editing while exploring the narrative of different photographic genres such as street photography  or photo-journalism. As a background, they will learn about  the evolution of Madrid’s people, culture, arts, history, and society through time.

The course integrates theoretical and practical sessions. This course has been adapted to a hybrid structure that combines three integrated modules: online program, bridge sessions, and immersion experience.  The course has been carefully designed to offer a practical, personal, and international experience. Online sessions are designed to be held through Zoom, in synchronous classes where you will meet with your professor and fellow students, and work in small groups or hold individual advising sessions. 

The structure of the class is defined in three different modules:​

Online Sessions: It is a two-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous daily class meeting with the professor and classmates in real time.  Students will do individual as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects. 

​Bridge Sessions: Students will come together twice a month to continue working in their collaborative projects. Classes will also include specific advising sessions, workshops, roundtables and activities with guest speakers and business professionals.

​Onsite immersion session: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.

Setting Description:
The program takes place in the city of Alcalá, a historical university town conveniently located near Madrid. Classes are held in the University of Alcalá, one of the oldest universities in Europe, recognized as a World Heritage Site in 1998. Madrid is one of the most important and vibrant cities of Europe. Madrid is home to some of the most prestigious museums and exhibits, fashion shows and designer stores, national and international companies and world institutions. Both Alcalá & Madrid offer exciting entertainment opportunities all year round including concerts, parks, soccer games, wonderful gastronomy and great shopping.
2200 EUR. Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant Personalized advising and onsite orientation Insurance Accommodation (double rooms) 3 meals/day Company visits Cultural activities and excursions 24/7 local support Optional college credit available for students registered for the full program You are welcome to complete the online part only