Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Waligore, Marilyn
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3377 Section 001
R Time 2:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title
Photography: Altered Image

Description of Course:

This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, emphasizing the relationship between new digital imaging processes and color photographic techniques. Assigned reading and class discussion will address contemporary issues in art and digital photography. Assignments will require the generation and alteration of digital photographs, with some emphasis on montage techniques. The course includes instruction in camera operation, scanning processes, lighting, image editing software, and output for print and web.

Prerequisite: ARTS 2350 Digital Photography & Design, or ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging (with emphasis on use of Photoshop), or permission of instructor. Command of general computer file management skills for a Mac or PC operating system is expected.

Prerequisite substitute: ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography, ARTS 3372 Color Photography, or ARTS 3340 Digital Photography & Design.

Required Texts:

Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers
Technical handouts provided by instructor.
Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera (i.e. Nikon D60, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.). Students with questions regarding cameras are encouraged to contact the instructor and refer to information posted on eLearning.
Students will be responsible for the costs of print output and storage media. Depending upon the scope of individual projects the cost for supplies will vary--estimated at $90.00.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Requirements include attendance and participation, class presentation, class assignments, quiz, and final portfolio of digital photographic images with a written essay.

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