Immersion (Science of Film, Photography, and Imaging)

As part of RIT's General Education curriculum students are required to complete an Immersion: a series of three related courses that broaden a student’s knowledge within a specific area. Read more about RIT's General Education 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 the necessary pre-requisites for completing a minor in Imaging Science.

Course Offering Schedule

Students are required to take SOFA-103 and any two of the other courses shown below.

Number

Title

Sem Hours

Required

Optional

Fall

Spring

Prerequisites

SOFA-103

Introduction to Imaging and Video Systems

3

X

 

X

X

MATH-171, 181 or 181A

IMGS-221

Vision & Psychophysics

3

 

X

X

X

SOFA-103

IMGS-351

Fundamentals of Color Science

3

 

X

X

 

SOFA-103

IMGS-261

Linear and Fourier Methods for Imaging

4

 

X

 

X

MATH-173, 182, or 182a

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.