Photography & Imaging Courses

Note: Not all courses will be offered each semester. See the current course offerings page to view the courses scheduled for the upcoming semester.

Photography & Imagery Required Courses (33 credits)

PHOTO 165. Digital Photography I. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Introduction to digital imagemaking. Emphasis is on the creative aspects of using a digital still camera such as subject matter, point of view, natural and artificial light, etc., using a DSLR or other digital equipment and basic image processing software.

PHOTO 176. Darkroom Photography I (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Introduction to photography as a creative medium covering basic camera techniques, film development, and black-and-white darkroom work.

ARTS 195. Photoshop Basics. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Introduction to Adobe Photoshop.

PHOTO 225. Digital Photography II. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Prereq.: ARTS 165. In addition to the prerequisite, additional experience with digital tonal- and color-correction techniques (ARTS 205 or equivalent) is recommended. Required equipment will be announced before pre-registration.

ARTS 235. Digital Photography III. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Prereq.: ARTS 225. Required equipment will be announced before pre-registration.

PHOTO 276. VT: Darkroom Photography II. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) In addition to the refinement of technical skills the class includes illustrated lectures on historical and contemporary photography, gallery and museum visits, and group critiques. The topic and necessary preparation will be announced before pre-registration, and the course may be taken a total of two times for credit if the topic is different.

PHOTO 355. VT: Darkroom Photography III. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Prereq.: ARTS 276. The topic (traditional or digital photography) and necessary preparation will be announced before pre-registration, and the course may be taken a total of two times for credit if the topic is different.

ARTS 387. VT: Technical Workshops. (4 hours/week; 3 credits) Prereq.: Permission of the instructor. Advanced work with software where a student has already demonstrated a high level of skill and where a suitable instructor is available. The student will, in general, meet with the instructor during a regularly scheduled section of an appropriate imaging course. May be taken up to three times for credit if the subject is different.

PHOTO 375. Photography Special Projects.

PHOTO 376. Senior Photography Seminar.

Photo 377. Senior Photography Portfolio/Thesis.

Art History Core Courses (9 credits)

ARTH 102. History of Western Art II.

ARTH 258. History of Photography.

Plus one (1) course from:
ARTH 200-299. MEDST 100, 101, 144, 146

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