Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Description
Turner, Laura
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3371 Section: 002
W Time: 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title:
Black and White Photography


This course combines an investigation of the process of black and white photography with a study of serial imagery. Operation of the camera involves an awareness of its mechanical limitations in order to facilitate the recording of light and fosters an understanding of optics. Students will learn camera operation for proper film exposure and darkroom techniques for film development and print enlargement. Assigned reading and class discussion will address contemporary issues in art and photography.


Technical Handbook: provided by instructor, available online.
Other textbooks to be announced.
Each student must provide their own automatic (with manual override) or manual 35mm camera. Costs for the course will vary depending upon the scope of individual student projects. Supplies estimate: $200.00


Prerequisite: Prior completion of a 2000 level studio arts course is required.(ARTS 1301 does not satisfy this requirement.) Courses that would satisfy this prerequisite include: ARTS 2350 Digital Photography & Design, ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging, ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations, ARTS 2381 3D Design Foundations, or ARTS 2380 2D Design Foundations. Prior completion of a 3000 level course would be appropriate as well, such as ARTS 3372 Color Photography, ARTS 3379 Photography and New Media, ARTS 3377 Digital Photography, ARTS 3363 Design, ARTS 3366 Drawing Concepts, ARTS 3368 Mixed Media, etc.

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