Aug 13, 2020
ART 1031 - Photography 1 Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed as an exploration of photography as a means of visual communication and creative expression. Students are introduced to the basics of 35 mm cameras and black and white darkroom practices. Projects address a range of design, aesthetic, and conceptual issues fundamental to the art of photography. Strong emphasis is on the development of both a technical foundation and a critical awareness of the medium as a creative tool. This course requires 2 additional lab hours per week.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts
Recommendation: ART 1024
- Introduction to Photography as a creative tool Formal elements specific to the medium of photography Portrait- interpretive and descriptive Landscape- ethically evaluative and aesthetically evaluative Final Projects- proposals and artist statements
- Technical Basics Introduction to the 35mm SLR Camera Film Developing and printing Introduction to digital photography Finishing and presentation
- Contemporary Issues/criticism Art Photography and photography in Art (traditional vs. contemporary) Visual literacy Controversy in art and media Reading and discussion What is criticism Writing Assignment Describe a photograph Subject matter and subject Types of photographs Critique
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Create images utilizing photographic processes.
- Demonstrate effective solutions to creative assignments applying knowledge of the materials, research of contemporary issues in art making and creative problem solving skills.
- Apply a basic understanding of technical elements of photography, such as film exposure and development, black and white printing, and methods of presentation.
- Demonstrate an ability to critique artworks, utilizing terms common to art.
- Articulate (verbally and through writing) an understanding of formal and theoretical concepts within art, specifically within the area of photography.
- Demonstrate an understanding of craftsmanship and presentation methods in their creative work.
- Identify various exemplary works of contemporary art as well as works of historical significance.
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