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Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
B CUSP 197
Bothell Campus

Studio Arts: Dance, Theater, Music, and InterArts Performance

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.

Class description

Students will gain an understanding of photography in a fine art context. Specifically, the techniques and processes of digital photography will be covered through demonstration and practice. Examples of contemporary fine art photography will be shown and discussed. Assignments explore the creative potential of photography as an art practice

Student learning goals

To successfully initiate, develop and express unique personal aesthetic solutions

Develop an awareness of meaning in visual art and contemporary photographic work

To understand the importance of “process” to discovery and learning

To develop experimental approaches to both problem “seeking” and problem solving

To think critically and objectively about your work and that of your peers

To offer thoughtful and articulate feedback to your peers

General method of instruction

1. Technical lectures on camera operations and digital image manipulation. 2. Presentation/lectures about different themes in contemporary photography. 3. Critiques and group assessment of assignments

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Nature of assignments: The assignments explore the conceptual and expressive potential of photography. There are no single solutions to the problems. The assignments are made to help you think in ways you are not used to or familiar with, to try to help you arrive at unexpected and creative solutions. Grades are based on the quality and creativity of the assignments turned in, class participation, and individual progress.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
Date: 12/04/2013