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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Fine Arts (FA)
Black & White Photography
Black & White Photography
Spring 2016
Course Type
Studio Course
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade




Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
FA 1041 - Black & White Photography
Fee Type
Lab fees cover shared materials and consumables used by the course as well as independent access to software.

These vary by studio area but include costs such as model fees, lumber and ground materials for certain projects, computer software access for all students, printer ink, and darkroom chemicals.

Introduction to the materials and processes of black-and-white photography. Camera operations, film processing, printing, and presentation methods. Technical skills. The visual language of photography. Materials fee.
1. Define and explain technical information, camera operations, film developing, and enlargement printing procedures covered in reading assignments, lectures, and hands-on activities on the technical exam. 2. Make contact sheets (proper proofs) for each roll of film to evaluate exposure and development. Contact sheets will also be used to judge composition/aesthetic quality of images and to determine what images meet criteria for the assigned project/final portfolio. 3. Produce the assigned number of high technical quality prints that demonstrate an understanding of basic design principles, ability to capture interesting quality of light, and successfully display a unique perspective within the assigned parameters of each project. 4. Compare and contrast high technical quality versus low technical quality prints, evaluate the aesthetic and compositional quality of individual and small groups of prints, and be able to verbally communicate the visual strengths and weaknesses of one’s own and other students’ prints during group and individual critiques in a critical and objective way. 5. Creatively complete a final portfolio of technically proficient prints that meet a high level of aesthetic and compositional quality. The final portfolio must demonstrate the student’s understanding of the contemporary context within which his/her portfolio exists and the historical traditions of photographic practice that inform his/her practice.
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Course Attribute
CCAS: Arts
SPHHS-Creative/Performing Arts
Former FA1041 - the content of this course is not changing - just the number so course should remain GPAC
Key: 10029