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ARTS 316 Intermediate Photography

Intermediate photographic techniques and approaches to image making using digital cameras, editing, software, printers, and lighting equipment. Class projects and discussions include image manipulation, composition, lighting, and film/analog photography, as well as artist movements of the past and contemporary trends in photography. Students explore photography as a creative form.


Special information

Note: This course may be taken twice for credit (up to 8 credits maximum). Students must have access to a digital camera with manual operations.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 4, 2011 to present

Meets graduation requirements for

Learning outcomes


  • Builds confidence in use of materials and techniques.
  • Can apply connections between photographs produced and a larger art community/culture.
  • Can develop analysis of photography subjectively, formally and through interpretation of content.
  • Can distinguish between different genres within photography and understands the expressive potential of the camera as an artistic medium. Understands the connection of thought and interpretation of a variety of subjects into creating photographs.
  • Develops problem-solving strategies and critical awareness within one's own work and their peers' work.
  • Knows about historical and contemporary issues in art, research methods, and vocabulary pertinent to photography.
  • Understands principles and practices related to photography.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

  • 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.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Intermediate Photography Bennett Guzman, Ricardo Books for ARTS-316-01 Spring 2024 Course details for ARTS-316-01 Spring 2024