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ART 240 A: Intermediate Photomedia I

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 8:30am - 11:20am
ART 116
Ellen Garvens
Ellen Garvens

Syllabus Description:

ART 240        Photomedia class for pre-Photomedia Majors

Fall 2015
T TH 9 -11:20
Ellen Garvens
office: Art 131
office hours: M W 2:20 - 3:00 

Interns/first year grads:
Clare Halpine
Gavriella Aguila
Daniella Mora

Learning Goals:
* increased skill and understanding of some basic photography tools
* increased understanding of software: Photoshop and Lightroom
* increased knowledge of photographic equipment: cameras, scanners and printers
* introduction to historical and contemporary materials and processes in photography
* practice thinking creatively, critically, analytically and in pushing outside your personal comfort zone with the assignments given
* to articulate ideas, questions and observations about your own and other students’ work
* to begin to find a unique artistic/creative voice with the medium of photography

Grading is based on the quality of your assignments, participation, effort and creativity.

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Basic Schedule:    (see full syllabus for detailed daily activity)
week 1: Introduction and lecture on Cameras 
week 2: Break the ice and Lightroom
week 3: More Lightroom, Photoshop and a visiting artist
week 4: Critique and printing
week 5: More Photoshop and scanning
week 6: Critique
week 7: TBA
week 8: Henry Art Gallery visits
week 9: Work in Progress Critiques
week 10: Work in Progress Critiques
week 11: Final Project Critiques

final exam:  TBA



Catalog Description: 
Includes studio projects examining the expressive and conceptual uses of alternative photographic materials and techniques. May include and introduction to photography, large format, and studio lighting. Prerequisite: ART 140.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:01pm