rmichals’s Profile

Faculty
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rmichals
Title
Professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
N1126

My Courses

COMD 1340 DO97

COMD 1340 DO97

This beginning photography course explores the foundational concepts of light and exposure. Using dSLR cameras, professional lighting equipment and software*, the student develops compositional skills and the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging photographs. *if this course is being held online due to an emergency, students will meet learning outcomes using alternate tools and equipment.

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 HD90 FALL 2021

PHOTOGRAPHY 1 HD90 FALL 2021

This course offers an extensive introduction to the technical and aesthetic practice of Photography.

COMD 3330 HE 10

COMD 3330 HE 10

The emphasis in this intermediate photography class is on creative problem solving with photography for the Communication Design field. Students learn to transform subject matter with photographic style in order to communicate ideas.

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio Fall 2016

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio Fall 2016

This course will explore studio photography as a means to communicate ideas. Students will learn to use lighting to transform subject matter into metaphor, mood and meaning as well as how to develop visual coherence within a group of images. Students will develop portfolio level projects that display conceptual thinking and mastery of the craft of photography. Photos by Cynthia Xu.

COMD 1340 OL89 Fall 2020

COMD 1340 OL89 Fall 2020

This beginning photography course explores the foundational concepts of light and exposure. Using dSLR cameras, professional lighting equipment and software*, the student develops compositional skills and the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging photographs. *if this course is being held online due to an emergency, students will meet learning outcomes using alternate tools and equipment.

My Projects

NEH Making Connections

NEH Making Connections

This is the project for a new NEH program at City Tech, “Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College of Technology.” This fellowship opportunity will bring together faculty from across the campus to discuss cultural theory, literature and film as they relate to technology. Through collaboration with faculty from other disciplines, fellows will strengthen the interdisciplinary course offerings at City Tech, an important priority for the College’s new Gen Ed.

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

COMD Advisement site

COMD Advisement site

An online system of advisement tools for COMD students at City Tech

The COMD Pedagogy Project

The COMD Pedagogy Project

The COMD Pedagogy Project (IN DEVELOPMENT) presents the department’s pedagogical standards and provides support for faculty teaching online and in the classroom. COMD faculty will find recommended pedagogical approaches, model courses, and course materials for a unified COMD approach to teaching at a distance and in-person.

The BFA Show 2020

The BFA Show 2020

City Tech’s Communication Design department presents the inaugural BFA Student Show! This online exhibition showcases the excellent work of current COMD students in eight categories: Advertising, Animation / Game Graphics, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Video, Visual Art, and Web / Interactive. Visit The BFA Show 2020 project site to view the full exhibition.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu