SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2023 4:20:54 PMART 57 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 57Title:  ADVANCED PHOTO  
Full Title:  Advanced Photography
Last Reviewed:4/11/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR4.00 Contact DHR70.00
 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
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Catalog Description:
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Advanced level course for students with technical proficiency wishing to further their concentration on photo-imagery as a means of self-expression by preparation of a portfolio. Includes studies of significant photography of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as related to problems facing contemporary photography today.

Completion of ART 36 (or ART 36A and ART 36B) and ART 37.

Recommended Preparation:
Thorough knowledge of photographic equipment, materials and techniques.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Further concentration on photo imagery as a means of self-expression.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of ART 36 (or ART 36A and ART 36B) and ART 37.
Recommended:Thorough knowledge of photographic equipment, materials and techniques.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Students, working with individually selected subject matter, will
strengthen their technical and aesthetic abilities as a photographer by
producing a semester - long portfolio project.
2.  Weekly critique sessions, involving both students  and instructor,will
broaden the ability of the individual to view and discuss photo-imagery
taking into account both conceptual and technical considerations.
3.  Continuing emphasis on technical quality, as well as compositional and
aesthetic elements, will urge students to produce high quality  work.
4.  Discussion and viewing of work by significant 19th and 20th century
photographers will broaden the background knowledge of photography by
individual students.

Topics and Scope
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1.  A review of the basic photographic processes.
2.  Film speed and exposure, including individual exposure/development
3.  Large format photography-an overview of equipment and techniques.
4.  Discussion of the contributions to the state of the art today by
   significant 19th and 20th century photographers.
5.  Approaches to subject matter, including uses of lighting and proper
6.  Ongoing preparation of an individual portfolio, including presentation
   of work in progress for discussion.
7.  Mounting and display of photographs.
8.  Final critique of completed portfolio.

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Students will work individually on self-selected dubject matter, approved
by the instructor in advance, with the semester goal being to produce a
portfolio of black and white images of the highest possible quality.
Individuals are expected to submit work-in-progress for critique and
discussion on an ongoing basis during the semester.

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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
45 - 55%
Field work, PORTFOLIO
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
45 - 55%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Photography and the American Scene, Taft, Dover Press.
Photography in the Twentieth Century. Horizon Press.
The Day Books of Edward Weston

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