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Oct 15, 2015 by emauro
FA 1501 : Black & White Photography
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:18:02 GMT
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 15:26:37 GMT
Catalog Pages referencing this course
Fine Arts (FA)
Programs referencing this course
AHFA-BA: Art History and Fine Arts
FA-BA: Fine Arts
FA-MINOR: Fine Arts
Other Courses referencing this course
In The Catalog Prerequisites:
FA 2511 : Photography: Abstraction versus Representation
FA 2512 : Photography: Altered Landscapes
FA 2513 : Photography: From Photograms to Scanograms
FA 2531 : Photography: Contemporary Issues
FA 3501 : Special Topics: Photography
FA 3901 : Special Topics: Fine Arts
FA 3911 : Collaborative Practices: Social Practices of Art
FA 3912 : The Cinematic in Contemporary Art
FA 6901 : Special Topics in Fine Arts
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Fine Arts (FA)
Long Course Title
Black & White Photography
Short Course Title
Black & White Photography
Number of Credits
Default Grading Method
Repeatable for Credit?
Frequency of Offering
Are there Course Equivalents?
FA 1041 - Black & White Photography
Are Fees Applicable?
Explanation and Description of Fees
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.
Are Additional Resources Required?
Explanation of Additional Resources
Justification for Additional Resources
Describe any Sources of Additional Funding
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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FA 1501 B&W Photo sample.docx
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
Former FA1041 - the content of this course is not changing - just the number so course should remain GPAC
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