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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; Lab fee: $95; Cannot be taken concurrently with ARTS 137 or ARTS 237; Open to Degree and PACE students; SART, AHST, ARTE Majors; ARTS, AHST, SART minors only; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following registration;

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 artwork, emphasizing creative and critical engagement. They will assess and evaluate the work of their peers through both written and verbal critique and discuss and write about contemporary examples of photo-based art. Students are expected to attend each class session on time and be prepared to work, having done any assigned activity outside of class before the meeting. In addition, there will be in-class critiques, photography, writing, viewing, and reading assignments, all of which students are expected to engage with fully.


Evaluation will be based on one's commitment to creative growth and technical progression, thoughtful engagement with course material, being present and collaborative, and working outside of class. Course evaluation will also be based on attendance and participation, assignments, and final portfolio. It is expected that students will demonstrate serious creative effort in devising projects and that there will be aesthetic and intellectual innovation and technical accomplishment. Class participation, collegiality, and work ethic will also factor into students' overall success in the course.

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