Photography, darkroom, printing, digital multimedia, and video equipment and software at SACI

SACI MFA in Photography student in the darkroom

SACI MFA in Photography student in the darkroom

Did you know you can earn an MFA in Photography in a two-year program at SACI in Florence? Now in it’s second academic year, the MFA in Photography program welcomes new incoming students this fall. These are the facilities they can look forward to while studying at SACI in the Jules Maidoff Palazzo. Out in the field, they will have opportunities to shoot film and digital images in and around Florence, plus attend numerous national and international exhibitions and field trips.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the SACI MFA in Photography Brochure.

In this palazzo, students can work in 2 photographic darkrooms, one measuring 120 square feet, used for alternative printing, and the other of 235 square feet. The darkrooms are equipped with enlargers, print trays, processing tanks, enlarger lenses of varying sizes, an IFF Eurogon 4 x 5 enlarger, and air-exchange units.

SACI MFA in Photography student in the darkroom

SACI MFA in Photography student in the darkroom

Nearby is a media room that contains an Epson Pro 7900 plotter printer; an Epson 3880 printer; an Epson V750 photo scanner; Mac computers including a G5; a Dell PC with RIP software, a color-calibrated NEC Spectra 241 reference monitor, and other equipment for digital photographic use.

SACI's lighting studio for photography students

SACI’s lighting studio for photography students

On the ground floor of the palazzo is a studio used exclusively for photo shoots. This space is 300 square feet and contains an aerial ceiling system with no ground or extension cords, 4 Eninchrom D-Lite strobe flash units, a Sekonic Flashmate L-308S continuous flash meter, a Skyport ECO transmitter, and cloth backdrops.

SACI MFA in Photography student and instructor, Romeo Di Loreto in the darkroom

SACI MFA in Photography student and instructor, Romeo Di Loreto in the darkroom

Students in the Photography and Media area tend to work with an interdisciplinary approach. At SACI, Color Photography and Digital Multimedia are taught using digital applications. These classes are held in adjoining computer labs on the second floor of the Jules Maidoff Palazzo, which contain 24 Mac computers with Adobe Suite software, 4 Epson printers, 3 scanners, a projector and screen, and a Spider monitor calibrator. The instructional spaces are 633 and 605 square feet. Each can accommodate classes of up to 12 students.

A Video classroom of 237 square feet provides space for classes of up to 10 students. It contains 3 Mac computers with Final Cut Pro software, 8 monitors, 8 video cameras, 4 VHS players, 2 televisions, and a media editing board.

Check out all of the courses offered in SACI’s Photography and Media department.

Equipment in SACI's Photography and Media area

Equipment in SACI’s Photography and Media area

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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