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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
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ART 2032 - Photography: Digital

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 4
Course Description: This course integrates aesthetic and technical challenges and strengthens visual problem-solving skills using the medium of digital photography. This class builds on the basics of digital cameras image editing software, and digital printing processes. Projects address a range of design, aesthetic, and conceptual issues fundamental to the art of digital photography. Strong emphasis is on the strengthening of both a technical foundation and a critical awareness of the medium as a creative tool.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts

Prerequisite(s): ART 1031 with a grade of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. Photography as a creative tool

  1. Formal elements specific to digital photography
  2. Color theory
  3. Montage and manipulation
  4. Working with multiples: Diptychs, Triptychs, Grids
  5. Proposals and artist statements

2. Technical Basics

  1. Review and build on knowledge of digital camera operations
  2. Introduction to film and flatbed scanners
  3. Review and build on editing software skills
  4. File types, storage, and workflow
  5. Review and build on inkjet printing skills
  6. Finishing and presentation

3. Contemporary Issues/Criticism

  1. Context and interpretation
  2. Proliferation of digital images specifically via social media
  3. Ethics and digital manipulation
  4. Concepts of photography and truth
  5. Contemporary art and media
  6. Cameras and social justice
  7. Critique

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate effective solutions to creative assignments applying knowledge of the materials, research of contemporary issues in art making, and creative problem solving skills.
  2. apply intermediate technical elements of photography, such as exposure and editing, printing, and methods of presentation.
  3. demonstrate an ability to critique artworks, utilizing terms common to art.
  4. articulate formal and theoretical concepts within art, specifically within the area of digital photography.
  5. demonstrate advanced craftsmanship and presentation methods in their creative work.
  6. identify an extensive variety of exemplary works of contemporary art as well as works of historical significance.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
06. 04. Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.

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