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ART 202h Introduction to Digital Photography
This course introduces students to fundamental photographic skills. Camera care and operation, digital asset management, editing and processing through Adobe Lightroom, and digital printing. In addition, class critiques and lectures will provide students the opportunity to begin to develop visual skills and critical vocabulary, necessary to progress to the intermediate and advanced levels. Students are required to have a working digital camera with RAW file capture and manual controls. One analog process will be taught in the class.


ART 302 Intermediate Photography (a, b)
(a) Intermediate Digital Photography As well as continuing the development of basic camera skills, this course is focused on concept development and visualizing ideas. Students will explore contemporary methods and techniques while improving their digital editing and printing skills. Students are required to have a working digital camera with RAW file capture and manual controls. Prerequisite: ART 202h

(b) Alternative Process This course focuses on the development of photographic concepts through experimentation using: cameraless processes, digital negatives, and the darkroom within a creative context. Students will explore experimental and creative practices, connecting ideas to process, and material to meaning. This course uses a variety of historic and contemporary photographic processes and chemicals. Prerequisite: ART 202h or instructor permission

Repeatable up to 6 credits: processes alternate each time the course is offered and include: Wet Plate Collodion (tintypes and ambrotypes), Cyanotype, Van Dyke, Gum Bichromate, 4x5 Large format photography, liquid light, Chlorophyll process (printing on leaves), photo transfers, acrylic, and metal printing.


ART 413 Topics in Digital Media

Although offered through the Photography Program, it is not necessary to have traditional photographic experience to take this class. Students must have basic computer skills on a Macintosh platform.

Video and Performance: This course takes an arts-based approach toward the theory and practice of time-based media. Through interdisciplinary and intermedia approaches, this course considers the passage of and manipulation of time in shaping an aesthetic experience. Video art, performance art, sound art, tactical media, and installation will serve as the basis for several projects. Assignments will be grounded in the development of media ethics and literacy, as well as dissemination techniques. Some experience with lens-based technology is helpful.


Experimental Technology and Immersive Environments: This course explores the use of digital technology in contemporary art-making including network culture, physical computing (microcontrollers and sensors), LEDs, data visualization, bioart, virtuality, and interactivity. Students have the option to make interactive or collaborative works. Guest artists and researchers who use technologies such as sensors, projection mapping, GIS, and virtual reality will visit the class.

ART 422 Research in Photography

Advanced theory and practice in one of several topics: studio lighting, digital imaging techniques, installation, and dimensional photography, documentary practices, and landscape-based fieldwork. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours at the undergraduate level, to a maximum of 12 hours at the graduate level. Prerequisite(s): ART 302a or 302b or Graduate or instructor permission


ART 423 Advanced Photography Seminar 
Advanced seminar exploring personal portfolio development, contemporary theoretical and conceptual issues, as well as developing critical writing skills as they pertain to the photography medium. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours at the undergraduate level, to a maximum of 12 hours at the graduate level. Prerequisite: ART 302a or ART 302b or instructor permission


URCA Assistant/ URCA Associate

Please see the application and deadlines linked here


Background photo Benjamin Stern, MFA, Graduate Work

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