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PHOJ 1 Photojournalism

The class studies the origins and developments of photojournalism and the structure of the photo story, particularly the relationship between photographs and text. Particular emphasis is given to newspaper photography. Each student is required to produce a photo story complete with photography and text.
Prerequisites: Photo 6
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOJ 2 Photojournalism 2

The class continues to expand the study of the photo story and explore the photo essay. The birth and demise of the general picture magazine and new developments such as the specialty magazine. Particular emphasis is given to editorial style photography in magazine picture books, advertising and public relations. Each student is required to produce a photo essay, complete with photography, text and layout.
Prerequisite: PHOJ 1
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOT 4 Color Photography

This course explores advanced techniques and problems in digital color capture and printing. Color temperature and the appropriate filtration to produce accurate color prints will be fully covered.
Prerequisite: 2 semesters of photography
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

PHOT 5 Photo Studio

This is an advanced course examining equipment, techniques and problems in the professional field. Students use large format view cameras, lenses, lighting instruction in the zone system, etc., with an emphasis on creativity.
Prerequisite: Photo 101
Studio fee, $70
Fall, 3 credits

PHOT 6 Basic Lighting Techniques and Aesthetics

This is an introduction to the mechanics and aesthetics of photography. It is a studio course for photo majors to study photographic processes and techniques, including portable electronic, quartz and flood lights. The emphasis is on combining techniques and aesthetics.
Prerequisite: Photo 101
Studio fee, $70
Fall, 3 credits

PHOT 7 Photo Workshop

The workshop explores and develops a class theme that culminates in an exhibit. Critiques play an important role.
Prerequisite: 2 semesters of photography
Studio fee, $70
Fall, 3 credits

PHOT 8 Experimental and Advanced Techniques

Advanced techniques and experimental photography are explored in this course. This is a highly technical course that includes hand coloring techniques, pinhole cameras, Polaroid transfers, etc.
Prerequisites: PHOT 4 & 5
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOT 9 Apprenticeship

The student elects to work closely with a professional photographer, studio, gallery or museum on or off campus to learn the working methodology of commercial or fine art photography.
Prerequisites: PHOT 4, 5, 7
Every Semester, 3 credits

PHOT 10 Studio Lighting Techniques and Aesthetics

An advanced studio course utilizing the view camera to study advanced lighting techniques and processes in order to produce a portfolio of 4” x 5” chromes.
Prerequisite: PHOT 5
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOT 11 Intermediate Course in Techniques and Aesthetics

This course is a continuation of the study of the medium and aesthetics of photography. This is a studio course for photo majors to study location lighting techniques with emphasis on annual reports, booklets and other aspects of commercial and studio photography.
Prerequisite: PHOT 6
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOT 12 Advanced Techniques and Aesthetics

This course explores the realm of personal vision in photography and emphasizes the development of an individual aesthetic sensibility. Composition, sources of creative inspiration and choice of techniques and materials and their application are investigated.
Prerequisites: PHOT 5 or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee, $70
Spring, 3 credits

PHOT 13 Advanced Photography

The class deals with the photography and production of audio-visual synchronized slide show presentations.
Prerequisite: PHOT 4
Studio fee, $70
Fall, 3 credits

PHOT 20 Non-silver Photography

This course is an exploration of alternative photographic processes both historical and modern that push the photographic image beyond the boundaries of the conventional silver print techniques, including: cyanotype printing, salted paper, gum bichromate, toning, hand coloring, etc.
Prerequisites: PHOT 4 & 5 or permission of the instructor
Studio fee, $70
On Occasion, 3 credits

PHOT 21 Current Ideas in Photography

The class explores the work of leading photographers with an emphasis in new directions and new ways of seeing, including direct contact with photographers.
Course may be taken twice for a maximum of 6 credits
Studio fee, $70
On Occasion, 3 credits

PHOT 22 Photo Illustration

This is a studio course that explores the concepts, aesthetics and techniques of photographic illustration for magazines and advertising, including work on computer manipulating imagery.
Prerequisites: ART 4/CGPH 16, Photo 10, or permission of the instructor.
Studio fee, $70
On Occasion, 3 credits

PHOT 23/CGPH 16 Digital Imaging

This course is an introduction to Digital Imaging aesthetics and techniques. Students use imaging software to create digital paintings, graphics and montages. Elementary animation techniques are also introduced.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

PHOT 24/CGPH 18 Digital Imaging Synthesis

Digital Imaging Synthesis explores advanced aesthetic and technical concepts in imaging. Creation and assemblage of source materials, complex montage making and development of a personal style are covered. Experimental projects include an introduction to web graphics, cross program design issues and special effects creation.
Prerequisite: CGPH 16
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

PHOT 101 B&W Silver Gelatin Printing

A studio course in traditional methods of B&W film development and silver gelatin darkroom techniques and aesthetics.
Prerequisite: ART 19 or ART 2

CGPH 16/PHOT 23 Digital Imaging

This course is an introduction to Digital Imaging aesthetics and techniques. Students use imaging software to create digital paintings, graphics and montages. Elementary animation techniques are also introduced.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 2, 3 Studio Foundation

Students continue the study of drawing, 2-D design, 3-D design and photography, which began with Art 2, in this team-taught course. This course provides additional training in materials, techniques and concepts required for all Art majors.
Studio fee, $70
Annually, 6 credits per semester

ART 59 Survey of World Art I

A chronological survey of the fine arts of the world tracing cultural and creative expression in all media, from prehistoric times to the beginning of the European Renaissance.
Annually, Fall 3 credits

ART 60 Survey of World Art 2

A chronological survey of the fine arts of the world tracing cultural and creative expression in all media, from the Renaissance period to the present.
Annually, Spring 3 credits

ART 72 Contemporary Art

This course surveys the continuing impact of earlier 20th century styles on international art from the postwar period to the present moment. Topics of discussion include the relationship between popular culture and fine art, the representation of gender and cultural identity, the evolving role of the museum and art market and the impact of new technologies and media on art making and reception.
Every Semester, 3 credits

ART 79 History of Photography

This course covers the development of photography from its earliest days as both a technique and as an art and its relation to the other arts in terms of mutual influence. This course examines the relationship of technique to photographic form as seen in daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, calotypes, wet plates, tin types, and today’s 35mm photography.
Fall, 3 credits

ART 80 Concepts & Issues in Contemporary Photography

A look at photography as practiced in the Contemporary Era (i.e., post 1950) taking into account the historical, sociological and artistic concepts and issues that shape and inform the medium.
Prerequisites: Art 79 or permission of instructor.
Spring, 3 credits

ATUT 1 Senior Tutorial

This course is independent study in the area of the student’s interest and specialization under advisement and direction of a member of the faculty. The student explores areas of personal significance. This course is designed to prepare the Digital Arts and Design, Photography, Fine Arts and Art Education major for his or her senior project.
Prerequisite: Senior-year status.
Studio fee, $70
Every Semester, 3 credits

PROJ 3 Fine Art Senior Project II

Intensive independent work designed to assist the student in attaining a more professional level in his/her media under the direction and criticism of a member of the Fine Art faculty. This project culminates in an exhibition of the student's work.
Studio fee, $65
Every Semester, 3 credits