B CUSP 120
Evaluates progress at the conclusion of the first year through the construction of a portfolio and offers an experiential learning opportunity, either on- or off-campus. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 115, B CUSP 116, or B CUSP 117; may not be repeated. Offered: Sp.
This course examines photography as means of personal expression. It has been said, “every photograph taken is a self-portrait." Each photograph is in some way, shape, or form an insight into the photographer’s mind. The course will encourage students to look introspectively at their past, present, and future and incorporate aspects of themselves into their photography.
Students will develop technical photographic skills, learn about contemporary photographers, and explore personal identity, cultural perspectives, and ideological views of the world.
Student learning goals
Foster self-introspection and reflection in creating visual art work
Develop skills in image control, composition, lighting, and digital post processing
Create connections to classmates, photographic subjects, and outside community
Effectively communicate one’s vision in photography both orally and in writing
Critique and analyze the photographic works of others
Complete a photographic DC III portfolio that is reflective and projective
General method of instruction
Lectures, Hands-on shooting sessions, Assignment critiques, Digital Labs
Photographic background helpful, but not necessary.
Class assignments and grading