Catalog 2020-2021 
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Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 140 Photography Appreciation

5 credits
This course explores the foundations and practical applications of the photographic medium. Course objectives primarily focus on students’ recognition of photography movements, genres and terminology, and exploration of concept and meaning through creation of a themed image or images. Foundations of shooting, editing, and evaluating digital photographs will tie historical and theoretical content to the contemporary photography process and exercise visual literacy. Required materials include a digital camera that can be connected to a computer to upload images.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the historical timeline and significant impacts of the photographic medium
  • Identify, compare and contrast major photographic genres and particular works from history
  • Describe the importance of photography as an intercultural language and art making tool
  • Develop a foundational understanding of the terminology and tools involved in a contemporary digital photography workflow
  • Produce well-exposed single images, and series of multiple images, using a digital camera
  • Articulate visual literacy by critiquing a photograph or series of photographs
  • Research and compile a personal synthesis of photo viewing and photo creation experience based on a specific topic, genre, or theme

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20