Photography

Courses

100 Level

  • PHOT 113 Photographic Foundations I 1
     

    PHOT 113

    Photographic Foundations I
    1
    Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, assignments and critiques, students learn to see photographically through an exploration of the basic tools, techniques and aesthetics of digital photography, with an emphasis on the creative use of camera controls, exposure, digital imaging software and an awareness of the critical issues in contemporary photography.
  • PHOT 114 Photographic Foundations II 1
     

    PHOT 114

    Photographic Foundations II
    1
    Expanding upon the basic photographic tools and techniques introduced in Photography Foundations I, students in this course gain an understanding of file management, digital printing techniques, controlled lighting possibilities and in-depth imaging software skills. Also investigating critical issues in contemporary photography, the course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, assignments and critiques with an emphasis on the creation of an advanced, cohesive final project. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.
  • PHOT 150 Color Technique
     

    PHOT 150

    Color Technique
    This course explores the use of color as an aesthetic tool in the hands of the creative commercial or expressive photographer. While the emphasis is on the use of negative, reversal and Polaroid films and print materials, attention is also paid to color theory, perception, aesthetics and the use of alternative color processes. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 114.

200 Level

  • PHOT 214 Controlled Lighting I 1
     

    PHOT 214

    Controlled Lighting I
    1
    This course introduces the use of artificial lighting to create photographic illustrations in a controlled environment. Lighting techniques are demonstrated and applied in a series of photographic exercises with tabletop still life and portraiture. Both “hot lights” and electronic flash are used to achieve total control of composition, color, contrast and reflection. Emphasis is placed on the technical mastery of complex equipment, coupled with an aesthetic understanding of the physical principles of light. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 114.
  • PHOT 218 Black-and-white Technique
     

    PHOT 218

    Black-and-white Technique
    Exploring introductory and intermediate techniques of exposure, development, scanning and printing of black-and-white film and print materials, this course consists of a special emphasis on tonal control through the creative application of the Zone System. Areas of investigation include film scanning, paper characteristics, developer choice and fabrication, print size, multi-filter printing and chemical after-treatment. Further concentration is placed on aspects of design, composition, perception and content in black-and-white photographs. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 150.
  • PHOT 219 Photography Project Seminar I 1
     

    PHOT 219

    Photography Project Seminar I
    1
    This course leads students through an exploration of the use of the medium for personal expression. Students devise and produce a photographic project that expands on the techniques and processes mastered in previous courses. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214.
  • PHOT 220 Large-format Technique
     

    PHOT 220

    Large-format Technique
    This course provides a thorough introduction to 4x5 and 8x10 view camera technology and aesthetics by covering a number of image-making techniques and applications in the studio and on location. Landscape, architecture, portraiture, still life and specialized areas are covered. View cameras are provided by the college. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 218.
  • PHOT 238 History of Photography I 1
     

    PHOT 238

    History of Photography I
    1
    This course examines the medium from its prehistory through the photo-secession and World War I. The use of photography as a commercial enterprise, a documentary tool, a cultural force and a means of personal expression is explored. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110.
  • PHOT 240 History of Photography II 1
     

    PHOT 240

    History of Photography II
    1
    This course examines the major issues and artists in photography from the early 20th century to the present. Although the emphasis is on photography as a fine art and its relationship to the other arts, topics include documentary photography and photojournalism, fashion and portraiture and the use of photography in mass media. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110.

300 Level

  • PHOT 306 Photographic Imaging for the Web
     

    PHOT 306

    Photographic Imaging for the Web
    Students are afforded the opportunity to communicate through the medium of photographs on the Web and obtain skills that have proven productive in the marketplace. Emphasis is placed on acquiring Web design proficiency through appropriate use of software and image editing tools. Image formatting possibilities are investigated, along with aesthetic/functional aspects of site navigation, design, sequence and consistency. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100.  
  • PHOT 312 Architectural Photography: Human-altered Landscapes
     

    PHOT 312

    Architectural Photography: Human-altered Landscapes
    This course explores the unique aesthetic and technical challenges of photographing the human-altered landscape for personal expression and historical documentation. Slide lecture topics include the history of landscape and architectural photography. Assignments focus on urban and rural landscapes and individual and group critiques guide student production. Students may work in color and/or black and white and may use large-, medium- or small-format cameras.  Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.
  • PHOT 314 Controlled Lighting II
     

    PHOT 314

    Controlled Lighting II
    Building on the basic lighting techniques and camera systems introduced in Controlled Lighting I, an emphasis is placed on advanced lighting controls as they apply to on-location and studio environments. Students expand their skills with professional camera systems, industry-standard capture software and postproduction workflows. Exercises that explore techniques for using mixed light sources, portable studio equipment and available light complement the creation of a final portfolio that demonstrates the student's ability to control and manipulate light to achieve professional results. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 220.
  • PHOT 317 Photographic Travel: The Foreign and the Familiar
     

    PHOT 317

    Photographic Travel: The Foreign and the Familiar
    This course offers the unique photographic opportunity and challenge of finding intimacy and familiarity in the foreign portrait and the foreign landscape. Slide lectures explore important aspects of traveling with a camera in a foreign country and investigate how other photographers have faced this challenge. Assignments focus on urban and rural landscapes and populations. Students may work in black and white and/or color and may use large- or small- format cameras. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.
  • PHOT 318 Light of Provence
     

    PHOT 318

    Light of Provence
    Dedicated to the awareness and application of natural light, this course introduces students to the concept of using light to beautify and enhance their photographs. Through a series of practical exercises and individualized projects, students explore the quality and attributes of the natural light found exclusively in the Provence region. Furthermore, students are made aware of the cultural and historical significance of Provence by drawing comparisons between contemporary and historical artists whose work has gained inspiration from the region’s unique ambience. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 113.
  • PHOT 319 Photography Project Seminar II
     

    PHOT 319

    Photography Project Seminar II
    This advanced course extends students’ exploration of the use of the photographic medium for personal expression. Students devise and produce a photographic project that expands on the techniques and processes mastered in previous courses. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219, PHOT 240.
  • PHOT 320 Alternative Photographic Processes
     

    PHOT 320

    Alternative Photographic Processes
    This course explores a variety of nonsilver photographic printmaking and print-manipulation processes that depart from the more prevalent black-and-white, color and digital approaches. Processes covered may include hand-applied color, iron salt printing, gum printing, albumen printing, platinum and palladium printing and others. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 114, PHOT 220.
  • PHOT 321 Advanced Color Printmaking
     

    PHOT 321

    Advanced Color Printmaking
    This upper-level elective is designed to allow students to pursue and resolve ideas and techniques introduced in Color Photography. Although emphasis is placed on advanced color printing techniques and aesthetics, students are encouraged to pursue their own personal directions using appropriate tools and techniques. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 150.
  • PHOT 323 The Contemporary Landscape
     

    PHOT 323

    The Contemporary Landscape
    This course focuses on various philosophical, aesthetic and technical approaches to photographing the contemporary, human-altered landscape. Through slide lectures, field trips, supervised lab work and in-depth critiques, students are expected to increase their awareness of how their own personal responses to the landscape relate to those of other photographers dealing with the same contemporary issues. Materials and format are open, but students taking this course should have a working knowledge of black-and-white, color and large-format photography. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 150, PHOT 220.
  • PHOT 324 Documentary Photography 1
     

    PHOT 324

    Documentary Photography
    1
    This course introduces experienced black-and-white photographers to the documentary/journalistic branch of photography. Areas covered include history, major forms, styles, practitioners, techniques and practices of this important use of the medium. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 218.
  • PHOT 325 The Picture Story
     

    PHOT 325

    The Picture Story
    This course offers the opportunity to expand skills in the area of photojournalism through hands-on experience in completing both spot news and short- and long-term essay assignments. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 324.
  • PHOT 326 Advanced Black-and-white Printmaking
     

    PHOT 326

    Advanced Black-and-white Printmaking
    This course examines the issues and materials involved in the evolution of a personal style of expressive black-and-white printmaking. Areas of investigation include paper characteristics, developer choice and fabrication, print size, multifilter printing and chemical after-treatment. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 218.
  • PHOT 330 The Fabricated Image
     

    PHOT 330

    The Fabricated Image
    This course explores the issues involved in making photographs that are conceived as surrogates for reality. Areas of investigation include historical precedents, major movements and practitioners of style that lie outside the bounds of documentary photography or the aesthetics of straight art photography. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219, PHOT 220, PHOT 240.
  • PHOT 332 Fashion Photography
     

    PHOT 332

    Fashion Photography
    This course is designed for students with a specific interest in developing a fashion photography portfolio. Through individual and collaborative assignments, students explore fashion photography in the studio and on location. Emphasis is placed on developing a “signature” style. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214.
  • PHOT 334 Platinum and Palladium Printing
     

    PHOT 334

    Platinum and Palladium Printing
    This advanced course explores the technical and aesthetic implications of the platinum/palladium process, one of the most beautiful and subtle of all photographic printing processes. Topics include compounding emulsions, hand coating, paper selection, development variables and techniques for making enlarged negatives. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 220.
  • PHOT 336 The Photographic Portrait
     

    PHOT 336

    The Photographic Portrait
    This upper-level elective provides students with a working knowledge of all major aspects of portraiture, including studio/commercial portraiture, photojournalistic/editorial portraiture and the portrait as fine art, all within a context of historical and contemporary examples. A variety of lighting and camera techniques, basic business practices and career possibilities are covered. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214.
  • PHOT 337 Photojournalism, Media, Culture
     

    PHOT 337

    Photojournalism, Media, Culture
    This course provides an opportunity for the advanced photography major who is interested in pursuing a career in visual communication to deal with the skills, theory, ethics and contemporary issues of newspaper and magazine photojournalism. Students work collaboratively and individually on a quarter-long newsworthy assignment that reflects a topic relevant to current issues in the community. Students produce a complete portfolio based on the chosen topic and present the work to the community in a final exhibition. Through the investigation and visual exploration of a story pertinent to the local or regional community, students are made more aware of the link between photojournalism, the media and culture. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 324.
  • PHOT 340 Inkjet Printing for Photography 1
     

    PHOT 340

    Inkjet Printing for Photography
    1
    From digital image capture to final inkjet output, this course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of all aspects of image management and printing. Through lectures, demonstrations and supervised usage, students gain practical, hands-on experience with digital imaging and the production of inkjet technology, printers and paper. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219.
  • PHOT 341 Experimental Digital Printmaking
     

    PHOT 341

    Experimental Digital Printmaking
    Custom substrates allow for the expansion of the idea of what is possible in a digital printmaking aesthetic. Areas of investigation include direct printing on unconventional materials such as metal, acrylic, cloth and polymer skins as well as transfer processes to wood, paper, metal and plastic. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 340.
  • PHOT 345 Advanced Digital Imaging 1
     

    PHOT 345

    Advanced Digital Imaging
    1
    This course, targeted to advanced photography students, emphasizes the philosophical and technical relationship between the camera and the computer. Students are expected to mesh their personal aesthetic with the multitude of possibilities available in electronic media. Appropriate presentation, software options and sequencing of imagery are stressed, along with historical examples that provide background for understanding this new medium. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219.
  • PHOT 346 Mixed-media Photography
     

    PHOT 346

    Mixed-media Photography
    This course provides students with an overview of a broad variety of visual forms, media, operative concepts and theories that pertain to both historical and contemporary photographic practices. Students explore the impact of many of these issues through individual practices, lectures, assigned readings, class discussions and critiques. The primary practical work consists of a series of studio projects, in addition to an assigned journal/sketchbook that is maintained throughout the quarter. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 320.
  • PHOT 350 Large-format Technique II
     

    PHOT 350

    Large-format Technique II
    Expanding upon the Large Format course, this course provides the opportunity to produce a singularly cohesive body of work through the utilization of film formats that are larger than 4x5 inches (5x7, 8x10, 11x14, etc.). The history and use of current large-format techniques is also explored along with practical scanning and output variables. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219, PHOT 220.
  • PHOT 370 Photography Seminar
     

    PHOT 370

    Photography Seminar
    As a world center for art, theater, design and fashion, New York remains a haven for both emerging and established artists. The city has the reputation of being one of few cities where the art world merges with the “real world.” This course investigates, specifically, the art of photography with visits to studios, galleries, agencies and potential photographic sites. It looks at the city as an incredibly fecund photographic resource, both in terms of pictures to be seen and pictures to be made. Various professional photographers are visited and consulted during the seminar and the class visits with people working on the production side of the medium as well.

400 Level

  • PHOT 400 Business Practices for Photography 1
     

    PHOT 400

    Business Practices for Photography
    1
    This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the business of commercial photography. Students are guided through the job search, including résumé writing and portfolio development. Additional topics include freelance work, studio management, basic accounting, copyright law, contracts, licensing agreements, negotiating fees, taxes and general business protocol. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219.
  • PHOT 402 Developing a Personal Vision
     

    PHOT 402

    Developing a Personal Vision
    This advanced course extends students’ exploration of the use of the photographic medium for personal expression. Students devise and produce a photographic project that expands on the techniques and processes mastered in previous courses. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319.
  • PHOT 403 Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography
     

    PHOT 403

    Professional Practices for Fine Art Photography
    Providing students with a comprehensive introduction to accepted practices in the marketing of fine art photography, this course takes a multifaceted approach to professional art business concerns. Course topics include how to approach galleries, portfolio-reviewing events, legal considerations, collectors, museum practices, portfolio preparation and self-promotion. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 219.
  • PHOT 405 The Photographic Book
     

    PHOT 405

    The Photographic Book
    In this course, each student photographs a specific subject. The resulting images are edited and sequenced to create a hand-constructed book. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 220, PHOT 240.
  • PHOT 409 Art Direction of Advertising
     

    PHOT 409

    Art Direction of Advertising
    Experiencing and building on a working relationship with student art directors, very similar to what they experience in the professional world, photography students work to create an original layout, meet with the art director for preproduction discussions and participate in the successful resolution of the concept and design of advertising images. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214.
  • PHOT 410 Advertising Photography I
     

    PHOT 410

    Advertising Photography I
    This studio course focuses on advertising photography, introducing students to a career-relevant, specialized marketplace. Participants research different genres of advertising and then create solutions to image-driven assignments, working with a variety of lighting/camera set-ups. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 214.
  • PHOT 413 Controlled Lighting III
     

    PHOT 413

    Controlled Lighting III
    In this senior-level studio course, students’ skills are directed toward using controlled lighting to create a portfolio with which to enter the commercial marketplace. Emphasis is on pinpointing potential markets for photography and developing professionally lit and photographed images for a client within that market. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 314.
  • PHOT 415 Photography Portfolio
     

    PHOT 415

    Photography Portfolio
    Photography students select work and develop portfolios that meet market standards of professional quality. This course provides comprehensive guidelines for the critique and evaluation of portfolios for commercial and other types of applications. Seminar discussions address professional goals, business plans, marketing tools and interviewing styles. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319.
  • PHOT 419 Digital Video Media Technique for the Photographer
     

    PHOT 419

    Digital Video Media Technique for the Photographer
    Production of short digital videos, from conceptual inception to completion, is the focus of this course. Through hands-on training in digital capture, sound recording and editing exercises, students have the opportunity to explore both narrative and nonlinear approaches to time-based media. Students are also introduced to applications in commercial, photojournalism and fine art contexts. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319.
  • PHOT 440 Corporate Photography
     

    PHOT 440

    Corporate Photography
    Students develop a portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of the specialized techniques and aesthetics associated with corporate photography. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319.
  • PHOT 445 Conceptual Photography Studio
     

    PHOT 445

    Conceptual Photography Studio
    This studio course presents an analysis of methods for developing conceptual skills. Students gain a thorough and deep understanding of creative versus critical thinking, and investigate the role of creative thinking in conceptualization, brainstorming and nonlinear image making. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 314.
  • PHOT 475 Photography Senior Project 1
     

    PHOT 475

    Photography Senior Project
    1
    The emphasis of this course is on developing a technically excellent body of work that evidences a strong personal aesthetic and an engagement with conceptual inquiry. Students receive and participate in intensive critique of photographic projects and are provided with personalized guidance and advice regarding careers in the field. Strategies for effective articulation of motivations, concepts and influences are covered in depth; students gain the ability to situate their work in relation to contemporary and historical trends within the medium. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 319.
  • PHOT 480 Contemporary Issues in Photography
     

    PHOT 480

    Contemporary Issues in Photography
    Students explore contemporary theoretical and critical concepts through relevant and interrelated readings, lectures, discussions, slide presentations, assignments, and individual and group critiques. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 238, PHOT 240.
  • PHOT 490 Special Topics in Photography
     

    PHOT 490

    Special Topics in Photography
    The topic of this course varies from quarter to quarter. Each seminar focuses on various issues in the field of photography and allows students to pursue individual projects related to the topic of the course. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.
  • PHOT 495 Special Topics in Photography
     

    PHOT 495

    Special Topics in Photography
    The topic of this course varies from quarter to quarter. Each seminar focuses on various issues in the field of photography and allows students to pursue individual projects related to the topic of the course. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.

500 Level

  • PHOT 501 Survey: Photography 1
     

    PHOT 501

    Survey: Photography
    1
    Examining the photographic medium from invention through contemporary uses and practices, this comprehensive survey course discusses the most important and influential movements of photography as it is used as a cultural force, a means of personal expression and an aesthetically based medium.
  • PHOT 502 Photographic Technique and Signification 1
     

    PHOT 502

    Photographic Technique and Signification
    1
    Examining a range of techniques applicable to the medium of photography, this course is a combination of demonstrations, lectures, assignments and critiques with an emphasis on the unification of technical choices and individual conceptual interests.
  • PHOT 503 Photography Portfolio Process 1
     

    PHOT 503

    Photography Portfolio Process
    1
    Developing a portfolio that demonstrates a coherent vision, personal aesthetic and excellence in craft is the emphasis of this course. Students receive and participate in intensive critique of individual, self-directed, artistic projects in preparation for later graduate reviews. The course is designed to help students to successfully define, develop and edit a visually cohesive and formally sound body of work that makes evident the student's personal aesthetic.

700 Level

  • PHOT 704 Black-and-white Craft
     

    PHOT 704

    Black-and-white Craft
    This course explores advanced technical controls of black-and-white photographic materials and processes. Topics include exposure and development control of negative materials through the application of the zone system, parametric testing of film/developer combinations, and exercises and demonstrations designed to strengthen the expressive quality of students’ printmaking aesthetics.
  • PHOT 706 Documentary Photography I
     

    PHOT 706

    Documentary Photography I
    This graduate course is designed to familiarize students with the practical and historical fundamentals of the documentary photograph. Students learn, through examples and assignments, how to photograph in a documentary manner, and how to develop an authentic style within this genre.
  • PHOT 707 Color Craft
     

    PHOT 707

    Color Craft
    This course is a technical and aesthetic exploration of the major color photographic materials, processes and techniques currently available. The course is designed to promote enhanced awareness and application of color as an aesthetic tool, with emphasis on the development of color printmaking skills.
  • PHOT 709 Graduate Critique Seminar
     

    PHOT 709

    Graduate Critique Seminar
    This graduate course is designed to refine an M.F.A. student’s personal artistic direction and critical vocabulary. Historical context and critical theory in the medium are introduced and investigated as a reference point to student’s individual work. Students receive and participate in intensive critique of individual projects. The course is designed to prepare students for a successful transition into the M.F.A. program and for the 15-hour review.
  • PHOT 714 Digital Craft 1
     

    PHOT 714

    Digital Craft
    1
    This course explores the techniques, aesthetics and ethics of photographic image modification through the use of computer technology. Topics may include the use of scanners and other input devices, image editing software, various output options, projects in photomontage, layout and image sequencing, development of skills in color calibration, duo-tones, color separations, and compositing.
  • PHOT 715 Studio Craft 1
     

    PHOT 715

    Studio Craft
    1
    Students engage in a technical study of photographic illustration in a studio setting. Photo illustration is based on a language whose vocabulary consists of sets, still life arrangements and models; a grammar of cameras, films and lighting systems; and a photographer who creates totally controlled images directed toward fine art, editorial and commercial application.
  • PHOT 716 Commercial Photography I
     

    PHOT 716

    Commercial Photography I
    In this graduate-level studio course, students are directed toward creating a body of work representational of the commercial marketplace. Students are exposed to diverse, image-driven assignments, working with interior studio spaces and exterior set-ups. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 715.
  • PHOT 718 Photography M.A. Portfolio
     

    PHOT 718

    Photography M.A. Portfolio
    This is a flexible, self-directed seminar/critique course that allows students maximum freedom to define and develop directions in personal artistic growth and evolution while receiving guidance and criticism in different contexts and from multiple viewpoints. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 715.
  • PHOT 719 Photographic Arts I 1
     

    PHOT 719

    Photographic Arts I
    1
    This is the first in a series of a flexible, self-directed seminar/critique courses that allow students maximum freedom to define and develop directions in personal artistic growth and evolution while receiving guidance and criticism in different contexts and from multiple viewpoints. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 709.
  • PHOT 722 Photographic Arts II
     

    PHOT 722

    Photographic Arts II
    This self-directed seminar/critique course continues the photographic arts series. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 718 or PHOT 719.
  • PHOT 723 Commercial Photography II
     

    PHOT 723

    Commercial Photography II
    This course is a continuation of Commercial Photography I, with more rigorous critiquing of images and a greater sense of commercial photographic issues. The course is conducted in a seminar style that affords timely discussions of current business practices within the field. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 716.
  • PHOT 724 Web Design for Photography 1
     

    PHOT 724

    Web Design for Photography
    1
    Images created within this course are placed in the context of an operating website. Students focus on image optimization for Internet and intranet components, as well as CD and DVD publishing. Electronic imaging communication and aesthetics are emphasized in the context of a digital posting environment. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 714.
  • PHOT 726 Documentary Photography II
     

    PHOT 726

    Documentary Photography II
    In this course, students develop a clear photographic narrative using images in a sequential manner. Through thorough investigation and planning, students learn to express an idea or story in visual terms. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 706.
  • PHOT 727 Fashion Photography
     

    PHOT 727

    Fashion Photography
    Dedicated to the awareness of industry trends and the development of a commercial portfolio in the area of fashion photography, this course helps students refine skills in lighting, directing the model, styling and creative technique both in the studio and on location. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 715.
  • PHOT 730 Digital Printing Methodology 1
     

    PHOT 730

    Digital Printing Methodology
    1
    Graduate students explore advanced technical controls of the printmaking workflows of digital imaging. Students experience input and output variances that affect the final print. Analysis and adjustment are expected in every stage of image production from black-and-white to color printing. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 714.
  • PHOT 731 Portraiture Photography
     

    PHOT 731

    Portraiture Photography
    This course provides students with a hands-on knowledge of all aspects of photographic portraiture including historical references and new media exploration. Various technical aspects, such as multiple formats and various means of lighting, are presented in a series of demonstrations and assignments.
  • PHOT 734 Advanced Digital Craft 1
     

    PHOT 734

    Advanced Digital Craft
    1
    In this course, the creation of advanced composite images takes place in the context of exploration of the philosophical and technical relationship between the camera and the computer. The course also presents the history, purposes and means of the electronic medium. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 714.
  • PHOT 736 The Photographic Travelogue
     

    PHOT 736

    The Photographic Travelogue
    Offering unique opportunities to photograph and learn in a foreign environment, this course gives students in-depth insights on another culture’s façade, reality, traditions and values. In an intensive program that deals with both creating photographs and investigating photographic history, there is a focus on comparing students' work to the existing canon as created by previous native (and foreign) photographers.
  • PHOT 737 Photographic Video for the Photographer
     

    PHOT 737

    Photographic Video for the Photographer
    Covering the production of short digital videos, from conceptual inception to completion, this course focuses on creating video with modern conventional digital cameras. Through hands-on training in digital capture, sound recording and editing exercises, students have the opportunity to explore both narrative and non-linear approaches to time-based media. Students are exposed to video applications in commercial, photojournalism and fine art contexts.
  • PHOT 738 Photographic Compositing
     

    PHOT 738

    Photographic Compositing
    Exploring mixed-media and compositing from a photographic point of view, this course is designed for students interested in working with a wide variety of materials to create succinct and compelling visual compositions. Creative problems expose students to techniques and materials used in a mixed-media context. The development of creative ideas and the expressive potential of materials chosen are emphasized as projects are viewed and critiqued in the classroom. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 719.
  • PHOT 739 Experimental Inkjet Printmaking
     

    PHOT 739

    Experimental Inkjet Printmaking
    Graduate students study the utilization and application of custom substrates that allow for the expansion of the idea of what is possible in a digital printmaking aesthetic. This course investigates direct printing on unconventional materials such as metal, acrylic, cloth and polymer skins as well as transfer processes to wood, paper, metal and plastic. Comparative research is required in both written and visual forms. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 730.
  • PHOT 740 Special Topics in Photography
     

    PHOT 740

    Special Topics in Photography
    This course provides an opportunity for students and faculty to focus on particular issues in the field of photography or to study advanced techniques and processes. Faculty, content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course includes lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.
  • PHOT 741 Photographic and Political Representation
     

    PHOT 741

    Photographic and Political Representation
    Social scientists and artists envision representation differently. Is representation a replication of reality, a model of it, neither or both? While photographs appear to represent—and sometimes mirror—reality in their work, images are sometimes highly subjective products of the photographer's creative manipulation. This course exposes students to the literature and practice associated with photographic representation and introduces students to social scientific methodology and, more specifically, to arguments and theories associated with political representation.
  • PHOT 745 Photographic Art Marketing Practices
     

    PHOT 745

    Photographic Art Marketing Practices
    This seminar provides self-motivated graduate students with insights into today’s multifaceted markets for photography. The course focuses on understanding and navigating the business of being an artist. Classroom lectures foster a broader awareness of career options and professional prospects for photographers seeking to approach successfully the world of art. Individual research required allows students to explore an area in depth. Students share their research methodology and results with their fellow students, fostering growth of peer relationships. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 719.
  • PHOT 749 Photography M.A. Final Portfolio 1
     

    PHOT 749

    Photography M.A. Final Portfolio
    1
    This course focuses on each M.A. student’s personal vision and the many ways to present that vision through a final portfolio in printed and/or digital format. Students utilize compositional elements with appropriate descriptive methodologies in order to clearly communicate particular ideas or concepts. Students also are expected to develop appropriate business practices for their chosen field. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 718 or PHOT 722 and completion of the review for candidacy.
  • PHOT 751 Historic Photographic Processes
     

    PHOT 751

    Historic Photographic Processes
    Exploring a variety of historic photographic printmaking and print-manipulation processes, this course teaches 19th-century and early 20th-century photographic printmaking processes with an incorporation of digital methods for better output control. Techniques covered include cyanotype, hand-applied color, iron salt printing, gum printing, albumen printing, platinum and palladium printing. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 714.
  • PHOT 752 Printing with Platinum/Palladium
     

    PHOT 752

    Printing with Platinum/Palladium
    Students explore the technical and aesthetic implications of the platinum/palladium process, one of the most beautiful and subtle of all photographic printing processes. Topics include compounding coatings, various methods of hand coating, paper selection, development variables and techniques for making enlarged negatives. Students also research contemporary artists choosing to work with the platinum/palladium process as part of their photographic aesthetic. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 714.
  • PHOT 753 Photographic Arts III
     

    PHOT 753

    Photographic Arts III
    This self-directed seminar/critique course continues the photographic arts series. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 722.
  • PHOT 754 Business of Marketing Photography 1
     

    PHOT 754

    Business of Marketing Photography
    1
    Designed to provide students with a practical understanding of the business of freelancing, this course provides a comprehensive survey of a range of photographic career choices, including editorial photography, commercial studio photography, art photography and stock photography. The course guides students to identify the appropriate market for their style/aesthetic and directs them toward creating effective strategies of legitimate self-promotion aimed at that specific target. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 715.
  • PHOT 755 Photography and the Handmade Book
     

    PHOT 755

    Photography and the Handmade Book
    This course leads students toward the development of a self-directed, in-depth photographic project to be presented in book form. Students construct both a handmade physical book and an online book. The course covers the importance and significance of editing and sequencing to direct the audience through an intimate viewing experience of the self-produced book. Historical and contemporary bookmaking are researched and discussed throughout. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 719.
  • PHOT 756 The Conceptual Landscape
     

    PHOT 756

    The Conceptual Landscape
    Focusing on the various historical, philosophical, aesthetic and technical approaches to contemporary, expressive landscape photography, this course increases student awareness of how their own personal responses to the landscape relate to those of other artists. Materials and format are open, but students taking this course should already have a strong working knowledge of the processes and techniques they intend to employ. The emphasis of the course is more on the development of a body of work that expresses ideas about the landscape than about learning specific photographic techniques.
  • PHOT 760 View Camera Craft
     

    PHOT 760

    View Camera Craft
    This course explores the unique problems and opportunities of photographing with large-format cameras and materials. Students have the opportunity to discover and refine their personal vision by making images in a variety of genres, including landscape, architecture, portrait and still life. While initial emphasis is placed on the use of traditional black-and-white materials and natural light, students may make use of color materials, digital technology and/or artificial light, depending on prior experience and personal preferences.
  • PHOT 762 Issues in Contemporary Photography 1
     

    PHOT 762

    Issues in Contemporary Photography
    1
    This course explores a variety of critical aesthetic and practical issues relevant to today’s expressive photographer. Readings, lectures, discussions, research and writing are employed to stimulate and polish critical thinking and expression. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 701.
  • PHOT 764 Photographic Arts IV
     

    PHOT 764

    Photographic Arts IV
    This self-directed seminar/critique course continues the photographic arts series. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 753.
  • PHOT 775 Photographic Arts V
     

    PHOT 775

    Photographic Arts V
    This self-directed seminar/critique course continues the photographic arts series. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 764.
  • PHOT 779F Graduate Field Internship
     

    PHOT 779F

    Graduate Field Internship
    Students in this course undertake a field assignment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good academic standing.
  • PHOT 779T Graduate Teaching Internship
     

    PHOT 779T

    Graduate Teaching Internship
    Students in this course undertake a teaching assignment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good academic standing.
  • PHOT 790 Photography M.F.A. Thesis
     

    PHOT 790

    Photography M.F.A. Thesis
    All photography M.F.A. students must develop and prepare an original exhibition accompanied by a written component. Prerequisite(s): PHOT 764, completion of the review for candidacy.