Fall 2016 Course Schedule | Spring 2017 Course Schedule

    Code
    Course
    Credits
    PH 325

    Directorial Photo & the Sculptural Image

    Since the invention of photography image-makers such as Hippolite Bayard, F Holland Day and Julia Margaret Cameron have sought to have their pictures function in a fictional manner. DPOP encourages students to use photography in a more contemporary mode. The first part of the course students create scenes that allow them to direct character's interactions and narratives often relating to cinematic sensibilities. Great emphasis will be placed on formal considerations such as framing, light, spatial relationships, and prop styling. The second part of the class students will use photography as a final interpretation (not documentation) of three-dimensional objects. The class will work independently and collaboratively to photograph sculptural objects and temporal installations. Through the use of light, point of view, and other common photographic techniques the class will strive to create images that transcend the object, or creation into a two-dimensional form. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisites: FN 101.

    Prerequisites : FN 101.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PH 101

    Introduction to Photography

    Students are introduced to the vocabulary of photography through a series of projects designed to increase their perceptual skills. Emphasis is on exploring the world with a camera in order to understand the unique properties of photographic form and then to learn how to use these properties for communication and self-expression. Exposure, development and darkroom skills are taught concurrently. Elective: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. No prerequisite.

    Prerequisites : No prerequisites.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PH 232

    Large Format Photography

    Working with a view camera, students explore the unique aesthetic possibilities of the large negative. The zone system of exposure control, fine printing techniques, chemical formulation, archival processing and methods of presentation are also covered. Elective: 3 credits/semester: 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: PH 102 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites : PH 102 or permission of instructor.

    Additional Notes : Elective. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PH 321

    PH 321 Photography Majors Studio

    This is primarily a critique class in which each student can concentrate on a semester long self-directed project. Group critiques are supplemented by discussions of articles about issues in the contemporary photography/art world. Slides, videos and fieldtrips will also supplement the course work. The course is designed to encourage each student to explore his/her individual photographic concerns and style in depth before embarking on the Thesis Presentation during the Senior year. 3credits/semester. A lab fee is charged, see rate schedule.   Major standing: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week.  Prerequisites: PH 101 & PH 102.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisites: PH 101 & PH 102.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PH 351

    Introduction to the Discipline

    In its brief history, photography has surpassed all other visual media in the impact it has had on humankind. This course covers the history of photography from its practice, origins and philosophies in the 19th century to an up to the minute survey of contemporary works, ideas and photographic techniques to help establish your own position and philosophy as a disciplined photographer and artist. A philosophical discourse in how photography has shaped our social, cultural and artistic landscape in conjunction with your own work, experiments, opinions, choices for expression and practice will help form the core of this course. Introduction to the Discipline is a cross section of everything that is photography, while taking seriously its history, practice, philosophy and potential for your own self (what is it you want to say?) expression. Lectures and discussions based on a variety of readings address topics and issues surrounding the photography of both past and present. Major requirement: 3 credits/semester; 3 hours/ week. Prerequisites: Major standing.

    Prerequisites : Major standing.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 3 hours/week.

    3 credits
    PH 421

    Photography Majors Studio

    This is primarily a critique class in which each student can concentrate on a semester long self-directed project. Group critiques are supplemented by discussions of articles about issues in the contemporary photography/art world. Slides, videos and fieldtrips will also supplement the course work. The course is designed to encourage each student to explore his/her individual photographic concerns and style in depth before embarking on the Thesis Presentation during the senior year. 3credits/semester. A lab fee is charged, see rate schedule.   Major standing: 3 credits/semester; 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: PH 321 & PH 322.

    Prerequisites : Prerequisite: PH 321 & PH 322.

    Additional Notes : Major requirement. 6 hours/week.

    3 credits