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ART 240 A: Intermediate Photomedia I

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11:30am - 2:20pm
ART 116
Ellen Garvens
Ellen Garvens

Syllabus Description:

ART 240  Experimentation  and  Process in Photo/Media
Fall 2022               
T TH 11:30 – 2:20     for pre-Photomedia Majors   
Ellen Garvens      
Office hours: T and TH 10:45 - 11:15 (before class) or by appointment room 363.

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Welcome to Art 240.  Contemporary photographic processes and ideas are explored in a variety of forms.


Young-Min Kang 
Young-Min Kang

This is a course that encourages you to think about photography as an art form. Assignments are meant to encourage individual, unique approaches and highlight experimentation.   Getting in-progress feedback is an important part of the course. Introductions to basic lighting ideas and digital and manual manipulation techniques are introduced. There will be individual written and visual assignments, required participation in discussions, as well as a few group activities.

Carrie Mae Weems copy.jpgCarrie Mae Weems 

Learning goals:

  • increase your understanding of the creative possibilities and language of photography and its tools.
  • to push yourself with the assignments given – embracing  experimentation and process.
  • to clearly articulate ideas, questions and observations about art, including your own and other students’ work.
  • Acquire an increased understanding of your own potential as an artist.

Tom Butler self portrait 
Tom Butler

Arito Nishiki Arito Nashiki


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Covid-19 Prevention Plan for the School of Art + Art History + Design

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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: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Last updated: 
September 23, 2022 - 9:25pm