Photography Courses

2400 Introduction to Photography

Essential technical, conceptual, and artistic problems associated with photography. Exploration of how photography functions as visual language and how a camera works in order to use it as a tool for personal expression. Students must have own digital camera that has access to Aperture/ Shutter Speed/ Manual controls and shoots at least 10 megapixels image.

2410 Black and White Darkroom Photography I

Introduces darkroom practices, including: black and white analog film processing, printing and presentation. Students must have own film 35 mm or 120 mm medium format film camera.

2420 Digital Photography I

Introduces students to the underlying principles, languages and tools of electronic media in relationship to photographic imaging. Students will learn key concepts in digital imaging such as modes of data capture, file management, processing workflow, color management, resolution, non-destructive image processing, film scanning and inkjet printing. A digital camera that shoots RAW images and has access to manual controls is required for this course.

3410 Black and White Darkroom Photography II

Furthers an intermediate development of photographic darkroom practices from exposure and development of black and white film, to printing and presentation. Students must have their own film 35 mm or 120 mm medium format film camera.

3420 Digital Photography II

Designed to give upper level photo concentrators a thorough understanding of the intermediate-level workflow for film-capture and scanning, and digital camera RAW file capture. Explores technical issues, including advanced tonal and color correction techniques, image sharpening, digital camera exposure and Raw file processing, inkjet printing and automated batch file processing; as well as the development of a conceptually rigorous portfolio. Students entering this course should be proficient in the use of the Macintosh platform and basic Photoshop operations. A digital camera that shoots RAW images and has access to manual controls is required for this course.

4410 Advanced Photography

This course is for upper level photo concentrators in order to bring together advanced skills and ideas about image making. Students are expected to work independently on their individual projects with the expectation of a culminating body of work; they will refine their skills as photographers and learn how to verbally articulate issues in their own work as well as the work of others.

5450 Selected Topics in Photography

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes.

5850 Directed Projects: Photography

Individual problems.

7400 Graduate Photography

Individual problems in advanced photography.

8850 MFA Studio: Photography

Extended problems in photography; individual research with eighteen to twenty-seven hours of laboratory per week.