Certificate in Photographic Media

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The Certificate in Photographic Media provides undergraduate students a rigorous academic and hands-on program of study. This program offers students the opportunity to develop both technical and conceptual skills in one of the dominant media of our time. With courses selected from the Art and Design departments, this multidisciplinary curriculum helps students build important creative and professional skills, including but not limited to: camera operation, digital editing workflow, studio/on-location lighting, project development, portfolio preparation, image presentation/exhibition, and photographic theory.

This certificate will prepare students to immediately utilize these skills in a wide variety of personal and professional applications. The inherent flexibility and ubiquity of the photographic medium make this certificate incredibly valuable for students from diverse educational backgrounds and professional trajectories.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Photographic Media Certificate, Undergraduate

Required Courses
ART 201STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY5
ART 305PHOTOGRAPHY: DIGITAL PRACTICES5
ART 308PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE5
or ART 404 PHOTOGRAPHY: ADVANCED PRACTICE
DESN 200VISUAL THINKING + MAKING5
DESN 350DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY5
DESN 351ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY5
Total Credits30

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Sample Courses

ART 201. STUDIO I: IMAGE AND TECHNOLOGY. 5 Credits.

Build digital skills while learning the elements and principles of design. Students explore digital tools and methods to create two-dimensional imagery. This course introduces students to methods of a practicing artist–inquiry and invention (creative problem solving), craft (making) and critique (applying the language of form and composition). This foundational art course is the starting place for various professional fields of visual art.

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ART 308. PHOTOGRAPHY: BLACK AND WHITE. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: sophomore standing.
This course serves as an introduction to the rich tradition of analog photography. Using film cameras and the black-and-white darkroom students will learn the skills necessary to photograph, develop and print their own images. Instruction will include technique, but also a primer the history and theory of the photographic image. Emphasis will be put on creative expression and the artistic application of black-and-white photography.

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DESN 200. VISUAL THINKING + MAKING. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: ENGL 101.
Satisfies: a BACR for humanities and arts.
This course is designed to enhance students' creative problem-solving skills through hands-on projects. This course encourages students to explore non-linear thinking strategies and engage in the creative production of visual artifacts.

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DESN 350. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY. 5 Credits.

Pre-requisites: junior standing or instructor permission.
This class will have an experimental and philosophical approach. Students will use digital imaging mediums for effective communication and image design. Working within the medium of digital photography, students will engage in strategies and philosophies of vision, light/shadow, reproduction, editing and presentation.

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