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Visual Arts

Course Descriptions

PHOTO 101: Black and White Photography I

Credits: 5.0

Introduction to black and white photography that will utilize 35mm camera, film processing, and printing techniques to create a portfolio of images.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed photography projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  • Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in photography. [REASON]
  • Produce quality work through the application of a variety of photography techniques and media. [ACT]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for photography and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  • Give and receive constructive critiques of photography projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  • Demonstrate research skills in the history of photography for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

  • PHOTO 102: Black and White Photography II

    Credits: 5.0

    Advance black and white photography that will further reinforce 35mm camera and darkroom techniques with some darkroom experimentation. Prerequisite(s): PHOTO 101 or instructor permission.

    Course Level Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed photography projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  • Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in photography. [REASON]
  • Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of photography techniques and media. [ACT]
  • Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for photography and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  • Reinforce constructive critiques of photography projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  • Reinforce research skills in the history of photography for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]

  • PHOTO 103: Color and Digital Photography

    Credits: 5.0

    Introduction to color photography that will utilize either a 35mm or digital camera along with image editing software for capturing, editing, and printing of color images for a portfolio.

    Course Level Objectives

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Master techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed photography projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  • Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in photography. [REASON]
  • Master production of quality work through the application of a variety of photography techniques and media. [ACT]
  • Master knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for photography and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  • Master constructive critiques of photography projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  • Master research skills in the history of photography for presentation and proper documentation of research. [EXPLORE]