Fall 2011 - 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 digital imaging processes and color photographic techniques. Readings 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 processes. The course includes instruction in camera operation, lighting, image editing software, and output for print and web.

Required Texts:

Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
Technical handouts provided by instructor. A selection of articles available online by artists, critics, and art historians.
Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera (i.e. Nikon D3100, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.). Students with questions regarding cameras are encouraged to contact the instructor.
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:

Prerequisite: Prior completion of a 2000 level studio arts course is required. (ARTS 1301 does not satisfy this requirement.)
Suggested Prerequisite: Students should complete ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography, ARTS 3372 Color Photography, ARTS 2350 Digital Photography & Design, ARTS 3379 Photography and New Media, and/or ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging (with emphasis on use of Photoshop) prior to enrolling in this course. Command of general computer file management skills for a Mac or PC operating system is expected.
Requirements include attendance and participation, class assignments, final portfolio of digital photographic images, quiz, a written essay.

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