Fall 2011 - 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.
Students must supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera for use in this course (i.e. Nikon D3100, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.). Questions regarding cameras should be directed to the instructor.
Students should obtain Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite CS--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.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
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.
Command of general computer skills and file management skills for a MAC or PC operating system is expected.
Course requirements to be announced.