Rodrigo A. Valenzuela
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.
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
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.