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Mindepartementet

Mindepartementet on Skeppsholmen with its 500 square meter will, starting this autumn serve as a home for a new platform consisting on moving images, photo, and sound at the Royal Institute of Art. With the new premises, the school can now develop a new educational model at the Royal Institute of Art.

Here the new platform for moving image, photo and sound will take place, and at the same time develop the teaching by more clearly connecting workshops with the teaching. In the long term, the ambition is to create a cluster of moving images, photos and sounds that engage and involve other parties outside the university. One of the driving forces of the School of Fine Arts will be Petra Bauer, professor of free art specialization in motion picture, The Royal Institute of Art.

Digital media och photography

Digital media is an experimental field that encourages the development of new ideas and modes of expression. An understanding of digital image processing is central to working with photography. Regardless of whether the image is intended to be published on the Internet, in a printed publication or be shown at an exhibition, knowledge of digital techniques is important.

Internet-Related Media / Art in Public Domains

This study area connects physical realities with digital networks. Internet-related media provides possibilities to develop artistic projects related to the media and interdisciplinary artistic practices. Work focused on the public domain and 3D is carried out in collaboration with the 3D Lab, which has developed a platform for integrated art. The study area includes designing traditional websites and projects related to boundary-transgressing techniques and narration.

For the areas internet-related media, interactive techniques and 3D, the Royal Institute of Art provides access to advanced equipment and

professional software for 2D and

3D, such as web, image processing, modelling, animation and printing (three-dimensional print-outs).

Courses

  • Courses are offered in Dreamweaver and WordPress.
  • Lectures, seminars and study visits
  • Individual guidance

Teaching Staff

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Dreamwaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge).

Computers

PC, 64 bit
Eizo, Color Edge CG, screens.
Photography workshops

Photography is an elemental technique within contemporary artistic practices, it is also a fundamental tool for observational, descriptive and documentation processes. Students at the RIA can experiment with photographic processes, usually involving multiple techniques, and explore issues that are inherent to the medium in relation to their own projects and artistic work. Students at the Royal Institute of Arts photography workshop can work with both analogue and digital equipment.

Prints of up to 150cm can be made in the workshop facilities. A digital photography studio enables students to work with digital images at a professional level. There is access to a photo studio with full lighting equipment and a computer room with equipment for printing on a host of different media including paper, plastic, textile fabrics and so on.

The analogue photo lab

In the analogue photo lab students can develop black-and-white film in formats including 135mm, 120mm, 4×5″ and 8×10″. Black-and-white copies and enlargements can be made in formats up to 13x18cm. The darkroom is designed to handle conventional paper formats up to 50x60cm throughout the entire process. The workshop can be adapted to handle larger formats and roll paper. There are three enlargers in the lab: a Homrish condenser machine, a Chromega diffuser and a Leitz Focomat V35.

The photo studio

In the photo studio there is a two-sided cyclorama, a lighting rig for continuous light, photo studio flashes and various tripods. The Royal Institute of Art provides background paper in white, grey and black. There are studio flashes, Prophoto D4 2400 Air, and three flash heads, umbrellas, bouncers, beauty discs and other equipment, as well as pillar tripods, lamp tripods and giraffe tripods.

Laminating machine

  • SEAL cold laminator for laminating and mounting up to a width of 150cm.

Teaching Staff

Björn Larsson, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

Equipment and Techniques

  • There is analogue photographic equipment for 135mm, 120mm, 4×5″ and 8×10″ film
  • Types of cameras: Nikon F, Mamiya 6, Pentax 6×4.5, Mamiya
  • RB, Mamiya RZ, Sinar Norma, Sinar P
  • Digital photographic equipment for various sensor sizes is available
  • The SLR system is based on Canon’s cameras and lenses,
  • Mark II, Mark IV
  • The Hasselblad system is H4D
  • A portable studio flash kit from Pro.
  • Stationary studio flash kit from Pro

Digital Darkrooms

The digital darkrooms provide possibilities to pursue a workflow from scanning/digital image file to print-ready PDFs for books or mounted print-outs for exhibitions, etc. The digital darkrooms are located within a controlled environment with screens, viewing lighting etc, which are calibrated and follow international printing industry standards. This means that one has full control over the workflow and the expected outcome. To gain access to the workshops students must attend a brief introductory course. Print-out material can be purchased at the Storage for Technical Equipment.

Techniques

Print-outs, 2D scanning, digital image processing and mounting of print-outs.

Courses

  • Photoshop and prepress.
  • Workflows for images for printing, web and print-outs.
  • In Design, basic course.
  • Introductory courses to printers and scanners (ca 2 hours) offered throughout the year.
  • Lectures and seminars pertaining to the areas covered by the workshops. For example: publicists, photographers/artists, Artist’s books (the course The Photographic Artist’s Book: Capture and Disseminate, including many lectures related to the area of study is offered during the academic year 2015-2016).

Teaching Staff

Carl Johan Erikson, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art.

Software

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro, Bridge)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Image Print 9

Computers

  • PC, 64 bit
  • Eizo Color Edge CG, screens
  • Scanning
  • Imacon Flextight X1 (film scanning up to 4×5″)
  • 2 Epson V 750 pro, A4-scanner
  • Epson 15000 GT, A3-scanner

Printers

  • Epson 9900 (up to 44″)
  • Epson 4900 (up to 17″)
  • Regular print-out material can be purchased at the Storage for Technical Equipment.
  • Mounting machine
  • SEAL, cold mounting