ARTS 251 Photography Darkroom

This course provides a foundation in creative black-and-white film photography for students at all levels. It introduces basic seeing skills, understanding the camera and its functions, developing film, printing images in the lab, creating pictures that have the strongest visual and oral criticism. Final outcome for this course is a personal portfolio of matted black-and-white photographic prints.

Credits

3 Credits

ARTS 251Photography Darkroom

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual and Performing Art

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

60-70

Semester Contact Hours Lab

60

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides a foundation in creative black-and-white film photography for students at all levels. It introduces basic seeing skills, understanding the camera and its functions, developing film, printing images in the lab, creating pictures that have the strongest visual and oral criticism. Final outcome for this course is a personal portfolio of matted black-and-white photographic prints.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

A foundation in the visual communication language Recall basic photo history How to better execute photographic works of art Improved technical proficiency toward the medium

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Exploration of idea through the photographic medium Traditional photographic technique through lecture & demonstrations Understanding basic traditional camera operations Critique Educational video and handouts

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Four photographic projects Final Portfolio

Required Exams

Critiques on individual presentations In-class discussions Midterm reviews

Required Text

Textbook not required. Essays distributed for class discussion at instructor’s discretion in lieu of required text Gelatin silver paper (box 100), several rolls of 35 mm film, negative sleeves, 3-ring binder, notebooks, writing utensils

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Four photographic projects Final Portfolio Critiques on individual presentations In-class discussions Midterm reviews