B CUSP 197
Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.
This course is an introduction to photography as an art form. The focus of the course will be on camera operation and capturing images with full creative control: freezing motion, selecting a focus area of an image, controlling the exposure, and adjusting images in post processing.
In addition to technical skills, the course will encourage you to explore the visual language of photography, learn about contemporary and past photographers, communicate in the visual medium, and look at photographic works (of your own and others) with a critical eye.
Student learning goals
Communicate ideas and concepts in the visual medium
Appreciate photography as a means of creative expression
Operation of digital SLR cameras
Learn about contemporary and past photographers
Create a cohesive photo essays/series on a singular topic or theme
General method of instruction
Lectures, Hands-on Shooting Sessions, Digital Labs
Class assignments and grading