AR 106 Photography I: 3 semester hours
An introduction to photography. The course covers cameras and photographic techniques, composition, processing and darkroom printing, lighting and matting photographs and an introduction to digital photography. A broad overview of the work of accomplished photographers, exploring many different styles and approaches will be presented along with the history of photography. Assignments stress composition, lighting, documentation, and experimentation. The course is recommended for students with little or no photography experience. Students should supply their own digital camera. A limited number of film cameras are available for loan. Students supply their own film. Lecture: one hour per week. Studio: four hours per week. Since this is a required course for Art & Design majors the priority for acceptance in this course is: 1) Art & Design majors, 2) Art & Design minors, and 3) non-Art & Design majors. No prerequisites. ($50 lab fee).
The Art and Design program offers courses that provide students with the technical and aesthetic instruction necessary for visual expression of all types. An environment conducive to the student’s total involvement as a developing artist is provided with offerings in art history and appreciation, studio work in art and graphic design, and art education. An Art major prepares students for careers involving the visual arts or further study in graduate or professional schools. An Art Education major prepares students to teach art in grades K-12. The Graphic Design major provides a strong background for commercial or applied art careers. Additionally, the Art and Communication programs offer a Communication: Media major . It is also possible to minor in Art and Design to include coursework in fine arts and/or graphic design.
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