digital photography I

This class is designed to introduce the necessary skills to work with images in the digital realm. The class will explore combining images from various sources including photographs, video, drawings, or printed originals, and carefully explain and demonstrate scanning from negatives and prints. Students learn how to use digital cameras as an additional imaging resource and are introduced to imaging and page layout programs for combining images and text. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of color management, digital retouching, input and output resolution, and optimizing files for printing. Students must provide their own camera and laptop.

PHOT 342 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

web design and blogging

This course will provide students the opportunity to explore the World Wide Web as a medium of visual communication. Students will learn technical and design skills for web site publishing. Topics covered in this course range from web design to interactive, screen-based publication and display formats; commercial websites, internet art and blogging. Creative as well as investigative approaches to network-driven concepts are encouraged. Additionally, a survey of the creative uses of the Internet by a variety of artists is included. Students must provide their own laptop.

DIGT 356 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Digital I

digital photography II

Students will learn more advanced technical skills than those covered in beginning photo. Emphasis is placed on expanding and refining technical control and visual communication skills. Students must provide their own camera and laptop.

PHOT 348 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Digital Photo I

image and sound

This studio course will explore the creative possibilities found between sound, image, and time. It is a course for students wishing to explore a wide range of possibilities for working in image and sound projects and can take form as prints, compact discs, drawings, animations, artists books, scores and most importantly, the many possible hybrids that will undoubtedly spring up in combining these media. Work will be undertaken using digital and non-digital technologies exploring relationships between acoustic and image structures, experimenting with strategies and software that support the construction and interaction of acoustic elements with elements inherent to the image. Technical instruction in hardware and software including cameras and image capture, scanning, file management, backup, image manipulation, type, page layout, and pdf export will be covered. Students must have their ow laptop with appropriate software installed.

DIGT 222 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite –none