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Visual Arts

Course Descriptions

PHOTO 101: Black and White Photography I

Credits: 5.0

Lecture-lab course dealing with the traditional small format film camera. Camera handling, black and white film exposure, film developing and printing are covered.

Course Level Objectives

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

  1. Effectively apply techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed photography projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in photography. [REASON]
  3. Produce quality work through the application of a variety of photography techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for photography and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Give and receive constructive critiques of photography projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. 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

Intermediate black and white developing and printing with some basic darkroom experimentation. Includes introduction to digital photography. Prerequisite(s): PHOTO 101 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

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

  1. Reinforce techniques and skills of good craftsmanship to completed photography projects and course assignments. [REASON]
  2. Effectively generate, consider and evaluate problems in photography. [REASON]
  3. Reinforce production of quality work through the application of a variety of photography techniques and media. [ACT]
  4. Reinforce knowledge of basic compositional guidelines for photography and apply them effectively to completed course projects and assignments. [ACT]
  5. Reinforce constructive critiques of photography projects created by you and others using language appropriate to the domain and course themes. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. 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 traditional color and digital photography. The class will utilize both 35mm cameras and digital editing software.

Course Level Objectives

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

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