Spring 2016 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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. Examination of the functions of light and color, crucial elements in the context of image capture, will be central to the course. Assignments will require the generation and alteration of digital photographs, with some emphasis on montage techniques. The course includes instruction in camera operation, lighting, image editing software, digital workflow, and output for print. The course will accommodate for different student skill levels.
Textbooks to be announced.
Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera (i.e. Nikon D3100, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.) or micro 4/3rds camera. Students with questions regarding cameras are encouraged to contact the instructor.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Requirements include: attendance and participation in class workshops, critiques, and discussions; digital images created in response to assignments and in fulfillment of a final portfolio requirement; a short essay providing an overview of the final portfolio; and a research project (short critical essay and annotated bibliography).
Command of general computer file management skills for a Mac or PC operating system is expected.