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Art Studio 461

ARTS 461: Photography II (2-D)

Credits: (3) One hour lecture, three hours laboratory

Advanced work with cameras and equipment used in black and white art photography. Sequential imagery, panoramas, multiple printing and advanced darkroom techniques.

Note(s): May be taken multiple times for credit.


Detailed Description of Content of the Course

This course will consist of advanced work with cameras and equipment used in black and white photography. Laboratory work will include various assignments. Possibilities might include:

1. Multiple imagery: Sandwich negatives and double exposures.
2. Manipulated imagery: mark making and hand coloring of black and white photographs.
3. Sequential imagery and narration.
4. Constructed panoramas.
5. Portfolio development and presentation.

Detailed Description of the Conduct of the Course

The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions, critiques, slide presentations and assigned readings pertaining to the content of the course. Students will actively participate in the learning process.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, students will develop advanced capabilities in utilizing the tools and techniques of photography. Students will develop a broad overview of the importance that photography has played in American culture, and will discuss the primary participants within that history.
Students will gain greater skill in utilizing the camera for personal expression, and will gain an understanding of the diverse range of techniques available to the photographer.

Assessment Measures

Assessment of the student is based upon:

1. Studio performance on assigned projects.
2. Final comprehensive portfolio presentation, including matted work for exhibition.
3. Examinations.
4. Classroom participation and critiques.

Other Course Information

This course is one of several offerings with the art department that fulfills a two-dimensional requirement. It is suggested for anyone majoring in art and is highly recommended for students concentrating in graphic design or in art education. This course does not fulfill general education requirements for fine arts under humanities. A beginning course (such as ART 250) or prior experience is required for enrollment in this course.

Review and Approval

October 2, 2012

Revised February, 2009