Summer 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, including camera operation, image capture, lighting techniques, and digital workflow. Examination of the functions of light and color, crucial elements in the context of image capture, will be central to the course. Using a camera to record available light is one method to study color contrast. Another method involves a careful alteration of the color of the subject itself. Through these avenues the student will gain a heightened sensitivity to color, an awareness of the potential of the medium, and a strong foundation in color theory. The class will discuss the work of contemporary artists who use color as a central element in their work.
Technical Handbook: provided by instructor, available online.
Other textbooks to be announced.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Prior completion of a 2000 level studio arts course is required.(ARTS 1301 does not satisfy this requirement.) Command of general computer skills and file management skills for a MAC or PC operating system is expected.
Course requirements to be announced.
Students must supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera for use in this course (i.e. Nikon D60, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.). Questions regarding cameras should be directed to the instructor.
Students should obtain Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite CS4--see UTD technology store for UT discount--OR Adobe Lightroom for use on their home computer and will be responsible for the costs of print output and storage media.