photography I

Introduction to viewing the world through a lens and the expressive possibilities of black and while photography. Projects and assignments will introduce students to both traditional and experimental ways of image making with an emphasis on the interdependence of form, technique, and concept. Students must provide their own camera.

PHOT 248 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

photography II

The focus of this intermediate-level course is on using the medium of photography in ways that promote creativity, innovation, experimentation, and continuing growth in both technical and aesthetic accomplishment. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own personal interests and directions that surface through their exploration of observing Florence thru the lens.

PHOT 343 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Photo I

contemporary altnerative photo processes

This class is designed to explore a new realm of photography that can utilize both analog and digital techniques. The goal is to produce images that show an understanding of the legacy of photographic processes while embracing both traditional photographic techniques and integrating digital technology with hybrid processes. The most important factor is that all of the physical properties of the finished pictures support the emotional and conceptual concerns of the artist.

PHOT 378(3 credits)
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Photo I

silver & sun: intro to wetplate collodion

The Wet-Plate Collodion process was invented in England in 1851 by the Scottish artist, Frederick Scott Archer. It was the first process to make use of a glass plate as the surface for a photographic image. In the photographic art world today, exciting new forms of print production have expanded expressive choices for artists, often combining processes from the earliest days of photography with the latest advances in digital media. In this course, students will explore and learn the wet plate collodion photographic process. The goal of the course is to broaden the student's repertoire of photographic techniques and allow for experimentation with an antiquarian form that can combine old and new methods in innovative ways.

PHOT 326 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite: Photo I & II, Permission of Instructor

documentary photography

An introduction to the history and skills of the documantary photographer. Students will record, describe, and interpret a phenomenon of their choice, with the approval of the instructor. Technical competence is a prerequisite, since the class will be primarily concerned with imagery and information.

PHOT 430 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite –Photo I & II

advanced photography

Each student has the opportunity to begin to personalize his or her work through a self-directed investigation of ideas through image making. It may be organized around a specific photographic genre or studio practice. There will be individual and group critiques in order to help students achieve clarity of expression.

PHOT 448 (3 credits)
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Photo I & II