Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

McGurren, Diane
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3379 Section 501
M Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Photography: New Media

Description of Course:

This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, including camera operation, image capture, lighting techniques, and digital workflow. The course will emphasize the relationship between still image capture and applications in new media contexts, such as networked environments and moving or animated images. Class problems will prioritize output to screen and web. Discussions will address the work of contemporary artists who embrace various strategies for electronic distribution of images.

Required Texts:

Students will need to supply their own digital camera for use in this course, with a resolution of at least 3 megapixels, as well as storage media to archive image files. 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.
Course requirements to be announced.

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