- Any two Photography courses from the following list:
- Any four Photography courses from the following list:
Development of perceptual ability through the analysis of two dimensional concepts of line, shape, value texture, color, space and organization. Materials Fee.
ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
This course will use a mixed lecture/discussion format and thematic approach to consider works on art and design produced in the last 30 years as a means of contextualizing recent works of art. The primary approach to this material will be from the perspective of the artmaker (artist or designer), for whom art theory, criticism and history are crucial tools for developing effective and meaningful work. For that reason, this class will be taught by studio faculty. The class will make extensive use of the city's contemporary museums, galleries, exhibitions and works of public art to emphasize the social, economic and political context from which works of art and design emerge as indicators or signposts of contemporary cultural concerns. Students cannot receive credit for both ART 200 and ART 222.
This is a required course for Media Arts majors taking a critical and historical look at "the arts of mechanical reproduction" and lens-based image making. As a lecture class, it may include some very basic shooting exercises assigned that could easily be carried out by "snapshot" or disposable cameras - either film or digital.
BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
An introduction to digital photographic processes emphasizing photographing with digital cameras, image correction and modification and printing.
Introduction to the theoretical and technical foundations of photography with exploration of the medium's aesthetic, documentary and narrative purposes. Replaces 206 as a core course for the Media Arts. Materials Fee.
An introductory level course designed to familiarize students with the uses of video in a variety of artistic practices. These encompass non-narrative treatments in a multiple forms including single and multi-use of monitors and projection, installation, and performance. Hands-on skills will be developed and will be edited in Final Cut. HD cameras are available for check out at the art department.
HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (FORMERLY ART 376)
A survey of the major works, artists, and movements of photo history from photography's invention to the present day. Emphasis is placed on the major artists, subjects, and technical applications of the medium, as well as on the modernity of photography and its unique aesthetic qualities. This course will also consider the myriad purposes and social contexts for photography. The course examines a large range of techniques from the camera obscura to recent developments in printing. Actual photographs are studied in class, on campus, and in field trips to regional collections. The course involves major readings that ask students to consider the role of photography in relations to race, gender, and politics. Many of the photographs under consideration are American. Formerly ART 376.
EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ART
This course continues the exploration of video as a means of artistic expression with advanced, conceptual, experimental and creative uses of video and sound. Topics include sound art, editing, professional lighting techniques, as well as documentary, theory and history of avant-garde film/video. HD digital cameras will be provided by the art department. Hands-on skills will be developed and projects will be edited in Final Cut Express.
INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is a project-based, conceptually oriented exploration of digital photography stressing the uses of the Digital Single Lenses Reflex camera as a tool for image capturing. Class content includes an intermediate to advanced level of digital photographic processes, manipulation, lighting and printing techniques. Central to the approach of the course is an emphasis on thoughtfully and critically considering digital processes as an outgrowth of historically established uses of the medium.
An extension of the skills acquired in Beginning Photography with and emphasis on additional photographic formats and documentary situations. Materials Fee.
ART 225 is a prerequisite for this class.
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
Project-centered course in which students may work with analog and/or digital processes. The goal of this course is to investigate more deeply and expand more broadly students' familiarity with photography as an expressive medium. This course will further highlight the role of photography as a significant contemporary art form, looking at a number of ways that artists explore and present complex ideas through photography. Class time will be divided between lectures, presentations, discussions, class critiques and lab work.
Exploration of photographic concepts and techniques used in artistic, journalistic and sociological documentation. Materials Fee.
ART 225 is a prerequisite for this class.
ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
A computer-based exploration of photography employing digital cameras, digital scanning, photo-editing software and color printing. Materials Fee.
ART 225 and (ART 101 or ART 227) or consent of instructor are a prerequisite for this class.
TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE
Focused investigations of specific aesthetic, technical or conceptual issues in the practice of photography. Materials Fee.
ART 224 or ART 225 or consent of instructor is a prerequisite for this class.