ART 260: Photography I

Class Program
Credits 4
Proficiency
QL
Liberal Education Core or Exploration Area
Arts
This course introduces the image-making possibilities of photography, combining creative and technical exercises with short research projects on photography’s history. It covers the basic theories and mechanical skills necessary to use a digital camera with manual controls and to create and print digital photographs. Though the course emphasizes digital capture, traditional film techniques will be discussed. Students will also learn and follow studio and chemical safety standards. A manually adjustable, interchangeable lens digital camera is required. (A digital single lens reflex camera [DSLR] with a normal [non-wide/non-telephoto] prime [non-zoom] lens is strongly recommended.)
Semester Offered
Offered fall and spring