Fall 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ALTERED IMAGE
This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, emphasizing the relationship between digital imaging processes and color photographic techniques. Assigned reading and class discussion will address contemporary issues in art and photography. Assignments will require the generation and alteration of digital photographs. The course includes instruction in camera operation, lighting, image editing software, and output for print and web.
Technical handouts will be provided by the instructor. A selection of articles by artists, critics, and art historians will be available electronically.
â€¨Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera (i.e. Nikon D3200, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.) or micro 4/3rds digital camera. Questions regarding cameras may be directed to the instructor.â€¨ Students will be responsible for the costs of print output and storage media.
RECOMMENDED TECHNICAL REFERENCE: For students who seek a more detailed technical reference, the following text is recommended, depending upon preferred software version:
Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers
OR Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Requirements include attendance and participation, class assignments, final portfolio of digital photographic images, quiz, and two short essays--one in response to artist research, and a second in support of the final portfolio.
Prerequisite: Prior completion of ARTS 1316 or ARTS 2350 or ARTS 2380 or ATEC 2382 or consent of instructor. Command of general computer file management skills for a Mac or PC operating system is expected.
Suggested Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to complete one of the following courses prior to enrolling in Digital Photography/Altered Image :
ARTS 2350 Digital Photography & Design, ARTS 3371 Black and White Photography, ARTS 3372 Color Photography, ARTS 3379 Photography and New Media, or ATEC 2382 Computer Imaging (with emphasis on use of Photoshop).