ARTS 253 Digital Photography

This course is a foundation in creative digital photography for students at all levels. This course includes basic visual literacy skills, understanding the camera and its functions, manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop/bridge, exploration of combining the digital format with alternative/non-silver (archaic) processes, printing digital photographs, and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is a personal portfolio in electronic format.

Credits

3 Credits

ARTS 253Digital Photography

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

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is a foundation in creative digital photography for students at all levels. This course includes basic visual literacy skills, understanding the camera and its functions, manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop/bridge, exploration of combining the digital format with alternative/non-silver (archaic) processes, printing digital photographs, and oral criticism. Final outcome of this course is a personal portfolio in electronic format.

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 Digital with blended (traditional & digital) photographic technique through lecture & demonstrations Understanding advanced digital software technique, advanced digital camera operations, framing and presentation and installation styles Critique Educational video and handouts

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

4-5 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 Point & shoot or DSLR cameras, two USB drives, Inkjet photo paper, blank DVD, manila envelopes, notebooks, writing utensils

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

4-5 photographic projects Final Portfolio Critiques on individual presentations In-class discussions Midterm reviews