ASTU 3250 Photography III *abbreviated Syllabus
Instructor: Rachel Cox
E-mail : Rachel.Cox@unt.edu
Office hours: by appointment
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.
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%