Photography Courses at the College of Mt. St. Joseph
ART 181 - Basic Camera Techniques 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
An introduction to the technological and aesthetic skills needed for photography. The course focus is on learning how to use digital cameras to produce color images. There is no darkroom component to this course. Students must have a working camera with adjustable f/stops and adjustable shutter speeds. Student must have a computer with access to the internet.
ART 234 - Art History: Photography 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
The class will look at this topic through the lens of a museum curator. We will try to answer this question: If you were to create a history of photography museum exhibit what would you include and why? The course makes extensive use of WebCT, internet resources, and collaborative learning.
ART 280 – Principles of Animation 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
An introduction to the theory and practice of animated film. Includes the equipment and process needed to move from a creative idea to a creative film. Techniques include drawing on film, claymation, cutouts, pixillation, puppets, and computer generation.
This course is an introduction to modern photographic methods using film or digital cameras. The course covers camera fundamentals, chemical and digital
Prerequisite ART 181 or 281 or instructor approval
Art 282 is an advanced darkroom course that emphasizes traditional and digital methods for producing photographic fine art. Traditional and experimental methods include, but are not limited to: cyanotype, hand coloring, liquid light, multiple image montage, tinting and toning, and digital printing.. Black and white printing, color printing and experimental printing.
ART 350E - Independent Study 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
Independent study courses are designed to promote independent research. They require an individual learning contract.
Prerequisites: ART 281 or instructor
The fundamentals of digital photography are explored using Adobe PhotoShop. Topics include, but are not limited to: cameras, scanners, printers, software, and copyright concerns. Individual students do not need a digital camera.
Art 381 – Photography Workshop 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
Prerequisites: ART 281 or one photography course
Advanced photographic skills are explored with a focus on lighting, portfolio development, professional development, and studio use. This course may be taken more than once.
ART 395E - Pre Thesis Independent Study: Photography 3 credit hours Course Syllabus
This course is an independent study to be taken in the semester before doing the art thesis project. The goal is to prepare for the coming thesis project by doing research and experimentation. At the end of the course the student must develop a single unified direction for their thesis project.
ART 495E - Thesis 3 credit hours Course SyllabusThis course is an independent study to be taken in the spring semester. The goal is to create a thesis project that will hang in the Mount St. Joseph art gallery.