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Photography + Video Courses

Sound Design Fundamentals

Course No. IME 211  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on the fundamentals of sound design and foley which relate to the film, television, animation, video games and the entertainment industry. Students will learn how to record, edit, and mix sounds while learning how to use microphones, software, and the recording studio. In this course, we will record and edit sound effects, voiceover work and music to be used in projects that support or enhance moving images. Required of Game Design majors and Photography majors in the Video + Digital Cinema track.

BFA Thesis + Exhibition

Course No. IME 402  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Anthony Scalmato | Elizabeth Halasz | Hal Lewis | Nancy McEntee | Robert Roth | Robert Lauer | Suzanne McGinness

These courses provide a platform for senior Animation, Life Sciences Illustration, Game Design, Illustration, and Photography majors who are BFA candidates. The course is structured to support the individual in shaping her/his own project and the production of all elements of the BFA thesis. Strong conceptual skills developed through professional planning and research are core to this process. Offered spring



Digital Photo Imaging I for Non-Majors

Course No. PHV 201  Credits: 3.0

This course is an introduction to the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of digital photographic imaging for creative application. Students use the computer to modify, manipulate, or to enhance photographic images. Emphasis is placed on consideration of the hardware and software tools required for successfully capturing, manipulating, and exporting images, as well as an understanding of the technical issues involved in each step of the production process. Students gain proficiency in the use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom and are made aware of the creative options this software facilitates. Open Studio elective. Prerequisites: FND 103D Digital Color and FND 104 Digital Synthesis or instructor signature.

Photo Major 2.2: Digital Photo Imaging I

Course No. PHV 201M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Joseph Minek

This is an advanced studio course directed for the photography major that provides the technical and aesthetic fundamentals of digital photographic imaging for creative application. Students gain experience and skill working through each step of the production process, from image capture to computer modification, manipulations, and enhancement of images. This course fosters an engagement in a comprehensive digital workflow focused toward the production and presentation of professional quality work for portfolio and exhibition. Students gain proficiency in the use of Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom 5 to make use of the creative options this software facilitates. Required for sophomore Photography Majors. Offered spring.

Photo Major 3.1: Contemporary Color Photography: Theory + Practice

Course No. PHV 225-325-425  Credits: 3.0

This course is designed to investigate the contemporary applications of color in photography while developing a working knowledge of color theory in relationship to photographic practice. The course includes a wide range of color-based techniques and an exploration of subtractive and additive color as they pertain to digital and chemical photographic processes. The interaction between light, pigmentation, and photographic materials will also be covered and realized in production of an in-depth color technical notebook. Required for photography majors in the photo track. Open studio elective.

Installation + Constructed Objects

Course No. PHV 226-326-426  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

This course is a special topic course designed to cover the design, construction and lighting of installations, stage sets, and performance spaces. Students will investigate contemporary applications and approaches to subjects specifically composed for the camera and document installations that exist outside of the studio environment, with an emphasis on the genre’s relationship to historical and contemporary theater. Workshops include cameras, studio lighting, basic electricity and carpentry, with an emphasis on scenery design. Students will plan and create small-scale models of stage designs; scale up these designs, and document their design. This course is designed for the photography major and any students working in installation or industrial design but is open to all majors. This course is cross-listed with Visual Arts. Open Studio Elective. Prerequisite: PHV 295 Photo I: Introduction to Photography or instructor’s signature. Open studio elective.

The Contemporary Portrait

Course No. PHV 228-328-428  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee
Prerequisite(s) Photo 1: Introduction to Photography | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting

This course is an exploration of contemporary approaches to portraiture and its relation to the historical photographic portrait. Analysis of both simple and complex photographic identities and real and invented realities are investigated. Photographic assignments, readings and discussions lead to a better understanding of the student’s individual approach to the portrait and their unique relationship with the subject. Practical applications of photographic portraiture will also be discussed. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Intro to Photography; PHV 292 Fundamentals of Studio Lighting, or instructor signature. Open Studio elective.

Publication Photography (EP)

Course No. PHV 229-329-429  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Photo 1: Introduction to Photography | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting

This course introduces students to careers as photographers in the advertising and editorial fields. Students will learn approaches for meeting the expectations of art directors and photo editors while providing creative input of their own. Emphasis is placed on networking, negotiating, understanding and producing contracts and invoices, as well as building a professional portfolio and developing professional marketing strategies. Field trips will be taken to professional photography studios and businesses. Assignments are designed to simulate practical work experiences. Open elective. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Intro to Photography; PHV 292 Fundamentals of Studio Lighting, or Instructor signature. Open Studio elective. Fulfills Engaged Practice requirement.




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