Designed to give an awareness and understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography as a fine art, this is a practical and theoretical course. Through a series of lectures and labs, students learn the process of seeing (making an exposure) and craftsmanship (making a photographic print). Some shooting assignments include using depth of field, light as subject, the self portrait and portraiture. 35mm cameras for this class are available for checkout at the equipment office. Students are expected to purchase their own film and photographic paper. Grading is based on assignments, written exams and a final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. 42 classroom hours.
All Fall 2012 Photography Classes
- PHT 111 A Mon 2:00-5:00 Matolcsy
- PHT 111 B Tue 6:00-9:00 Vitone CLOSED
- PHT 111 C Wed 6:00-9:00 Bent
- PHT 111 D Thu 2:00-5:00 Tohara
This course deals with a variety of techniques using the camera as a tool for visual information outside of its normal function. The course considers the history of cameras and accessory devices including the camera obscura, antique cameras and lenses. Students make their own pinhole cameras, create camera-less imagery in the darkroom or digital lab and use their traditional cameras in non-traditional ways. Digital or film cameras may be used for all class assignments. Extensive outside work is necessary. Grading is based on participation in class, assignments and on a final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee will be charged. 42 classroom hours.
- PHT 261 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Abramson --CLOSED
Advanced students may elect to study film or video production, photography or digital media on an independent basis by: 1) securing the permission of the instructor with whom you wish to study; 2) writing a preliminary proposal for your independent study; 3) discussing your proposal with your instructor and finalizing it by completing an Independent Study Contract. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. By Appointment. Equivalent to 42 classroom hours.
- FLM 299; VID 299; PHT 299; DIG 299
This class explores the emotional and visual process of collaboration between subject and photographer that creates a photographic portrait. Students use a variety of cameras and formats in both the studio and on location. Available light and the use of artificial light are explored to complete each student’s vision, along with a wide range of processing strategies to support and add richness to the final work. Through film and video the class is introduced to some of the masters of this form like Diane Arbus, Arnold Newman, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Through field trips to exhibitions and photographer’s studios, students are introduced to original work and local photographers. Grading is based on assignments, class participation and the final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged. 42 classroom hours.This course is CLOSED.
- PHT 210 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Kelly CLOSED