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  • Discipline(s): Art Studio Art
  • Available: Summer Session I
  • Course Type: Standard Courses
  • Taught in: English
  • Lab Fee: 60 $
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Travel: None

ART 215: Photography: Portfolio of Perugia (Summer)

Note: This course was formerly ARPH 210.

Course Description
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of photography. No previous photographic experience is required. The focus will be to capture and record your experience in Italy through weekly photo walks around Perugia, an ancient Umbrian hilltop town, using your camera to create a portfolio of these images. We will explore the cultural phenomenon of photography and the role it plays in society. Students will learn basic concepts, processes, and techniques, including camera usage, exposure controls, manipulating and printing digital photographic images, and print presentation. At the end of the semester, student photographs will be displayed at the Umbra Art Show.

Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of photographic language
  • Acquire a more critical eye in evaluating and reading the photographic image
  • Gain insight into the place, use, creation and presentation of photographic images in the media and society

Course Materials

  • Course reader available at local copy shop
  • Digital Camera: point and shoot, single lens reflex and iPhone, and GoPro cameras welcome