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BA Concentrating in Photography
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       Image-making as a contemporary, evocative and evolving process draws students to an innovative program of study in GCSU's photography department. Aspiring photographers are taught by a faculty of practicing artists and imaging professionals that possess an inclusive breadth of expertise and experience in the fields of traditional and contemporary lens-based imaging media. Photography students develop a personal body of knowledge and applied skills as creatively innovative, technically accomplished and culturally aware participants in emerging fields of contemporary art and professional photographic practice.

 
Classes:

ARTS 2200. PHOTOGRAPHY I. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 1200 and 2800 or 2810. Photography is taught as a medium for self-exploration and self-expression. The course emphasizes the art making process, in which photographic images and concepts are discussed within a social/historical, genre specific, aesthetic, and technical context. The course will focus on camera operation, exposure control, black and white film development and printing procedures, and print presentation. A 35mm camera with manual adjustments or manual override for focus, apertures, and shutter speeds is required. Lab fee. This course is non-repeatable for credit.

ARTS 3200. PHOTOGRAPHY II. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2200. Photography is taught as a medium for self-exploration and self-expression. The course emphasizes the art making process, in which photographic images/concepts are discussed within a social/historical, genre specific, aesthetic, and technical context. The course covers an introduction to the Zone System, Sabbatier Effect, print toning, bleaching, hand coloring, and the Cyano-type process. The course will explore the traditions of the photographic narrative. In addition to studio work, students will engage in written historical research related to photography. Lab fee.

ARTS 3240. PHOTOGRAPHY III. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2200. This course will explore the digital realm of photography with an emphasis on the student working in a serial manner to develop a coherent body of work. Non-traditional and interdisciplinary approaches to photography will be explored and encouraged. In addition to studio work, students will engage in written historical research related to photography. Lab fee.

ARTS 4200. PHOTOGRAPHY IV. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2200, 3200 or 3240. This course will cover the history and theory of color photography with an emphasis on student working in a serial manner to develop a coherent body of work. Non-traditional and interdisciplinary approaches to photography will be explored and encouraged. Processing of slide and negative films as well as prints from both types of film. In addition to studio work, students will engage in written historical research related to photography. Lab fee.

ARTS 4240. PHOTOGRAPHY V. (2-6-3)
Prerequisites: ARTS 2200, 3200 or 3240.This course will explore medium and large format photography with an emphasis on student working in a serial manner to develop a coherent body of work. Non-traditional and interdisciplinary approaches to photography will be explored and encouraged. In addition to studio work, students will engage in written historical research related to photography. Lab fee.
 
 
                      
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