About ARTS 237 A

Continuation of ARTS 137 and ARTS 138, exploring the implications of photography and encouraging students to use the medium to better understand their relationship to the world. Prerequisites: ARTS 137 and ARTS 138; minimum Junior standing.


Prereqs enforced by the system: ARTS 137 and ARTS 138; SART, AHST, ARTE majors, ARTS, AHST minors, or instructor permission; Minimum Junior standing; $170 Lab Fee; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following Registration; Open to Degree and CDE students.

Section Description

In this course students will expand their understanding of contemporary art photography through readings, research and photographic assignments. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal orientation to image making. Students will experiment with a variety of image-capturing approaches, including making cameraless photographs, digital capture and the use of medium and/or large format cameras.

Section Expectation

This is a capstone class. Therefore, it is expected students will put heart and soul into their work. A minimum of 6-8 hours a week of work outside of class time is required. The course is comprised of lectures, discussions, research, and lab time. Medium, large format, and a few high end digital cameras are available. Some inkjet paper will be provided, but students are expected to purchase most of their photographic supplies (a supplies list is available).


Grades will be based on the quality of the assignment work (understanding of visual concepts, originality, mastery of techniques, and problem awareness), research assignments, class participation in discussions and critiques, and dedication to self-directed work. Attendance is required.

Course Dates



Cohen Hall 208 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday and Wednesday

Important Dates

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