Omolade Bangudu, 2017

the University of North Texas

Assignment: (Open) Afro Hair Study 

Paige Downs, 2016

University of North Texas

Assignment: Book Sequence (a semester long portfolio building course focused on text and image sequence resulting in an artist book)

Medium: archival inkjet print

Hayley Parker, 2016

University of North Texas

Assignment: Portraiture

Medium: archival inkjet print

Emmery Macsay, 2016

Michigan State University

Assignment: Narrative

Medium: archival inkjet print

Brittanie Bice, 2016

Michigan State University

Assignment: The Constructed Image (multi-media approach exploring tactility and communication)

Medium: archival inkjet print with embroidery 

Gabby Mardersoian, 2016

Michigan State University

Assignment: Alternative Forms of Image Display (workshop course exploring installation techniques)

Medium: inkjet print on masonite

Danielle Owensby, 2015

Michigan State University

Assignment: Photo Weaving (an assignment meant to challenge students to weave two images together producing a third image/new idea)

Medium: Two woven inkjet prints

Taleb Wael, 2014

Michigan State University

Assignment: Intervention (an assignment that challenges students to observe their surroundings and find a way to intervene into an existing space)

Medium: archival inkjet print

Emily Nagle, 2015

Michigan State University

Assignment: Constructed Portrait

Medium: archival inkjet print

Installation Image, 2015

Michigan State University

Assignment: Site Specific Installation (a workshop course that examined the practice of site specific installation works, and alternative image resourcing)

Medium: adhesive inkjet transparent vinyl

Lillian Miller, 2015

Michigan State University

Assignment: Color as Compositional Tool

Medium: archival inkjet print

Erin Hollerback, 2014

Michigan State University

Assignment: Color as Compositional Tool

Medium: archival inkjet print

Janelle Young, 2014

University of Georgia

Graduate Student

Medium: silver gelatin print

Kaden Shallot, 2014

University of Georgia

Assignment: Constructed Portrait

Medium: archival inkjet print

Miranda Maynard, 2014

University of Georgia

Graduate Student

Medium: archival inkjet print

Bridgette Sifton, 2015

University of Georgia

Senior Tutorial

medium: chromogenic print

ASTU 3250 Photography III *abbreviated Syllabus

Instructor: Rachel Cox

E-mail : Rachel.Cox@unt.edu

Office hours: by appointment

Catalog Description

Study the foundations in photography as a contemporary art through assigned readings, class discussions, and museum/gallery visits. We will further develop advanced techniques in Photoshop: compositing, masking, targeted adjustments and introduce large format digital printing. This course will focus on conceptual development, editing, and sequencing of a large format portfolio. You will also be spending much of the semester conceptualizing and executing a self-published photography book of your own work.

Course Structure

This is a studio class. You will be expected to plan ahead and work during class time. Generally, class time will be split evenly between lectures and studio time. There will be 2 in-progress critiques, 2 final project critiques, 7 technical assignments, 3 reading quizzes, and 1 exam on Ps.

Textbook, Readings, and Films

Cotton, Charlotte. The Photograph as Contemporary Art (World of Art). New York: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

Sontag, Susan. An Argument about Beauty. Daedalus. Fall, 2002.

Lynda.com videos will be assigned that correlate with in class demos. As part of you CVAD course fees you have access to lynda.com account. Please make sure your account is activated and that you are able to login.

Edward Burtynsky, Manufactured Landscapes. Film Provided in-class.

Museum Visits & Lectures

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 11-2

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 11-2

Erika Blumenfeld Artist Lecture, 9-6

Course Requirements and Grading

  • 1.Regular and Punctual Attendance
  • 2.Completion of all assigned work
  • 3.Participation in class discussions and critiques

●6 technical assignments 25%

●2 Critiques 50%

●reading quizzes 10%

●Ps Exam 15%

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