SRJC Course Outlines

8/11/2022 3:51:02 AMART 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 21Title:  INTERMEDIATE PHOTO  
Full Title:  Intermediate Photography
Last Reviewed:4/12/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ART 37

Catalog Description:
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In this course students will learn intermediate-level photography for film and/or digital practices, and further develop comprehension of application of photographic concepts, theories, and material.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of ART 19 (or ART 36) OR Course Completion of ART 82


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course students will learn intermediate-level photography for film and/or digital practices, and further develop comprehension of application of photographic concepts, theories, and material.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 19 (or ART 36) OR Course Completion of ART 82
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Create an intermediate level portfolio of digital and/or analog prints.
2. Make critical aesthetic judgments regarding photographic composition and the creative process.
3. Identify major photographic concepts, trends and genres in the history of photography.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes during the course, students will:
1. Analyze the quality, content and usage of photographic images.
2. Select and evaluate appropriate subject matter for portfolio.
3. Demonstrate the ability to control density through an understanding of the relationship between exposure and image processing.
4. Demonstrate the ability to produce photographic prints using the darkroom and/or inkjet printer.
5. Create and present portfolio of photographic prints using photographic material and archival techniques.
6. Refine photographic practice and techiques to improve the aesthetic and technical quality of photographic images.
7. Examine photography's role in society about race, class, gender, sexuality and identity.

Topics and Scope
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I. Study of Genres, Trends, Technology and History in Photography
    A. Portraiture and the self-portrait
    B. Documentary and photo essay
    C. Staged photography; scenes created to be photographed
    D. Landscapes: natural and human-made
    E. Sequence photography
    F. Digital technology and devices
    G. Night photography
    H. Photography's role in shaping contemporary issues
II. Photographic Issues
    A. Darkroom and digital techniques for modifying prints for optimal aesthetic and technical value
    B. Print size and optimization
    C. Use of medium-format cameras
    D. Basic studio lighting
    E. Light meters: incident and reflective
    F. Proper exposure techniques
    G. Analog and digital photography
III. Workflow
    A. Darkroom
    B. Printing various sizes
    C. Digital lab
    D. Image resolution
     E. File organization
    F. Output options
IV. Portfolios, Presentations, and Critiques
    A. Portfolio content
    B. Presenting work
    C. Critiquing work
         1. Analytical examination
         2. Aesthetic judgments
         3. Composition
         4. Visual literacy
         5. Creative process
    D. Archival materials and methods
    E. Alternative methods of showcasing work
V. Health and Safety
    A. Photo chemicals
    B. Hazards
    C. Ergonomics
    D. Proper usage and disposal
    E. Materials data sheets
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Midterm skills exam
2. Reading of instructor prepared materials 5 to 15  pages per week
3. One or two written reviews of photographic work or essay (200 words each)
4. Artist statement (250 words)
5. Print assignments: students are expected to produce 1 shooting assignment every 2-3 weeks:
    A. Portrait
    B. Documentary
    C. Staged or created scenarios for the sole purpose of photographing
    D. Landscape photograpy; interpretation of natural, and human-made world
     E. Creating sequences as diptychs, triptychs, grids, or other forms of multiple images
6. Final portfolio presentation: self-proposed project, at least 10 prints

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 15%
Written reviews or artist's statements
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Analyzing photographic situations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
Photo assignments, midterm skill exam, portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Short Course in Photography: Film and Darkroom. 10th ed. London, Barbara and Stone, Jim. Pearson. 2019.
Instructor prepared materials.

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