This introductory course focuses on the aesthetic and practical elements of image making in photography. Basic principles of camera work, framing, light and lenses are covered. This course provides a foundation for further study in photography.
- Understands basic functions of digital cameras, lighting and photographic software applications.
- Understands photography related vocabulary and can translate through visual language.
- Develops problem-solving strategies within one's own work and their peers' work.
- Knows about historical and contemporary issues in art, and corresponding research methods.
- Acquires critical thinking skills that help one be more socially effective as citizens and able to pursue one's own creative investigations and analysis outside of the classroom.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
- Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
- Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
- Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.