About ARTS 138 B

Use of digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop, and inkjet printing processes as means for description, analysis, and expression of experience. Prerequisite: ARTS 012.


Prereqs enforced by system: ARTS 012; Cannot be taken concurrently with ARTS 137 or ARTS 237; SART, AHST, ARTE Majors; ARTS, AHST Minors only; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following registration; Open to Degree and CDE students; $95 Lab Fee

Section Description

This studio art course provides instruction in color photography, including camera operation, image capture, proper exposure, composition, and digital workflow. To situate oneself as a creative using Photography, we will also study and discuss the work of contemporary photographers, image-makers, and artists working in lens-based media. Participants will learn actively in this class via hands-on work. There will be demos, lectures, and studio time. Most assignments will be studio-based and will require time outside of class to complete. We will also study, discuss, analyze and write about photographs, have in-class critiques of each other’s work, and discuss relevant written, creative, and scholarly works.

Section Expectation

Students will interpret photographic concepts and apply photographic methods to create artworks, emphasizing creative and critical engagement. They will assess and evaluate the work of their peers through both written and verbal critique and will discuss and write about contemporary examples of photo-based art.


Course evaluation will be based on attendance and participation, assignments, and final portfolio. It is expected that students will demonstrate serious creative effort in devising projects, that there is aesthetic and intellectual innovation and technical accomplishment. Class participation, collegiality and work ethic will also factor into students' overall success in the course.

Course Dates



Williams Hall 415 (View Campus Map)


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