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  • Locations: Luang Prabang, Laos; Vientiane, Laos
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Photography in Laos: Narrative and Location Lighting

This condensed 4 week course employs special techniques of location photography in order to create compelling narrative. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, along with production processes and contemporary media output methods. Student will explore concepts of both fiction and non-fiction narrative through a variety of lighting and shooting techniques.  The class is devoted to subject research and creative photography. Planning and logistics of shooting on location are covered.

Program Details

Seek credits for the following:

  • Art and Visual Technology (AVT) 457: Documentary Photography
  • Art and Visual Technology (AVT) 496: Special Topics: Location Lighting

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to all undergraduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. Prerequisite: completion of AVT 253: Introduction to Digital Photography or permission of instructors.


Double occupancy in hotel and guest house

Program Cost (Summer 2017): $5385

  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • Accommodations 
  • Some meals including welcome and farewell dinners
  • Group excursions and activities, including transportation
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending
  • DSLR camera with fully manual controls (required to participate in program)

Program Itinerary*

Coming soon

*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed

Contact Information

Program Officer

Laura Scobey

Academic Directors

Sue Wrbican

Xang Ho (MiMi)

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 04/16/2017
Rolling Admission 07/01/2017 07/30/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.