ARTS 252 Photography Darkroom 2*

This is an advanced creative photography course and follows ARTS 251. It includes diverse and alternative approaches to seeing, handling the camera, printing images in the lab, manipulating images post lab, print presentation and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is personal portfolio of matted photographic prints.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

ARTS 251

ARTS 252Photography Darkroom 2*

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

ART

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

60-70

Semester Contact Hours Lab

60

Prerequisite Narrative

ARTS 251

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This is an advanced creative photography course and follows ARTS 251. It includes diverse and alternative approaches to seeing, handling the camera, printing images in the lab, manipulating images post lab, print presentation and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is personal portfolio of matted 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 Proficient execution of photographic works of art Improved technical proficiency toward the medium

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Exploration of idea through the photographic medium Traditional with blended (traditional & digital) photographic technique through lecture & demonstrations Understanding gelatin silver paper and film choice, advanced traditional camera operations, framing and presentation and installation styles Critique Educational video and handouts

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

3-4 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 of 50), several rolls of mixed sized film to accommodate the variety of project cameras, 8x10 shadow box, dust spotting brush, negative sleeves, 3-ring binder, notebooks, writing utensils,

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

3-4 photographic projects Final Portfolio Critiques on individual presentations In-class discussions Midterm reviews