ARTDES 103 - Digital Photography for Non-Majors
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Art and Design (ARTDES)
Department: School of Art and Design
3 (Non-LSA credit).
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May not be repeated for credit.
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Digital Photography for Non-Art Majors will provide introductory exposure to a wide spectrum of the physical materials, tools, and processes germane to contemporary art and design practices in photography. We will explore technical and aesthetic components of photography and how these affect the reading of a print. The goals for this class are:

  • To develop a working knowledge of photographic tools and processes
  • To achieve a comfort level with entry-level digital cameras and processes
  • To gain a basic understanding of the history and evolution of photography
  • To become familiar with both contemporary and traditional methods of photographic expression, and
  • To engage critically and creatively with photography as a method for problem solving through class assignments and critiques

The coursework will include specific class assignments, opportunities for individual exploration of the medium, and an overview of photographic history. Anticipate spending time additional to class time taking photographs and working in the digital lab. Grades are based on completion of the assignments in both conceptual terms and technical execution. A strong commitment to discussion during critiques, respect for fellow students and a willingness to invest time and energy in the class is expected.

Required Text: Photography 9th Edition London Stone and Upton
Also recommended: the manual for your digital camera

ARTDES 103 - Digital Photography for Non-Majors
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001 (LAB)
MW 8:30AM - 11:30AM
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