ARTC 400, Fall 2003
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am-10:45 am
Dr. Dena Elisabeth Eber
Phone: 372-8526 Office: 123
Email: email@example.com http://art.bgsu.edu/~deber
Office Hours 2-3:30pm, Tues/Thurs or by appointment
PREQUISITES NUMBER OF CREDITS: 3
Digital Arts majors with ARTC 321, Photography students with permission from instructor
In digital photography you will create expressive bodies of work within the broad definition of digital photography, which we will discuss, interpret, and situate in the continuum of digital arts, photography, and art in general during the semester. The emphasis of the class will be on understanding and developing CONCEPTS connected with art, individual expression, theory, contemporary criticism, history and some technique, while digital photography will act as the framework.
As you will learn, digital photography, digital imaging, and photography are somewhat of a continuum, however we will spend most of our energy on the photographic end of the line. The art is the emphasis and the tools (the camera, computer, peripherals, and software) are secondary. We will cover specific details within digital photography including how a digital camera works, lighting, input techniques, output techniques and some distinct software techniques related to photography, but we will spend much of the time exploring ideas and your art making. In order to make the art, however, command of the software and comfort level with the computer and cameras are necessary. I assume some students will need remedial instruction with the software, computer, or basic photographic concepts, which I will cover. However, this is a 400 level class and I expect each student to have an advanced level of artistic maturity and commitment to studies.
TOPICS IN THE CLASS: Subject to changes, additions, and subtractions
You will also have various reading and writing assignments that will help you find your voice, facilitate your creative process, and help with the content of your art.
Blank journal Due 8/28
Folder for handouts Due 8/28
Secondary back up (zip, CDs or DVD-R disk) Due 8/28
Money for prints
In lab prints Put aside money for printing because you will bursar prints as needed. Your will use the various printers at FLAAR, which you will bursar when you print.
Slides $2.00 Dates will vary
You will keep a sketchbook all semester. You will turn it in one week before the end of class.
You will be graded on an equal balance of the following:
Class participation (asking questions, participation in discussions, making comments, participation in group projects, participating in critiques)
Overall growth (how much you matured over the semester)
Midterm (X 2)
Final (X 3)
Misc. Projects (my discretion, totaled to equal one grade)
Up to 24 hours late is one letter grade down, 24 to 48 hours late is lowered two letter grades. I will not accept late assignments after two days and you will receive an “F” for that project.
Absences Only 3 excused absences allowed, no unexcused absences permitted. Your final grade will go down one letter each time you exceed this.
Late Three late = one unexcused absence. Role is taken at the beginning of class, it is your responsibility to make sure I mark you present if you wander in late. This must be done during the class period.
Leaving Leaving class early without clearing it with me = absent.
Critiques Attendance at Midterm and Final critiques is mandatory. Unexcused absence from either will lower your grade by one half.
You are accountable for material covered in class, including handouts. IF ANYTHING IS NOT CLEAR, ASK! It is your responsibility to get missed material. I will happily clarify items you do not understand, but I will not repeat demonstrations for absentee's.
Any student who wishes to discuss accommodations on the basis of a disability please come talk to me after class or during office hours. The goal of the Disability Services for Students Office is to help provide equal access and reasonable accommodations to BGSU students with disabilities. Students wishing to discuss their eligibility for such accommodations are encouraged to contact their office at 372-8495 (413 South Hall).
Aug 26 (T) Intro, syllabus, fill out info form on-line, check accounts, SIGGRAPH slides give Ex 1 (Sig writing, due sep02/09), MAC Desktop (hw folder, disks, burn CD), monitor meeting, Give Journal assignment.
Aug 28 (Th) Cameras (low end), Remedial PS (Just to grab photos)give Ex 2 (model after artist-Diff theme (collab to apply reading), reading - nunberg, article from history of photo, something on reality (Mitchell or sontag or barthes)?) Journal due, folder due, disk due, (camera, review scanning)
Sept 2 (T) No Class, Eurographics
Sept 4 (Th) No Class, Eurographics
Sept 9 (T) Ex 1 due, Ex 2 due, Groups crit and discuss theme
Sept 11 (Th) Crit part II, start Photo concepts, Scanning (film, flatbed), High end camera, give Ex 3 (Andrew email on reality), printing, high end, scan)
Sept 16 (T) Printing VCT, finish Sept 11 content.
Sept 18 (Th) Ground digital photo in traditional, History of photo/digital (andrew) Artists:, photo/digital (me)
Sept 23 (T) Lighting lecture ?, digital photo tech.
Sept 25 (Th) No Class, Rosh Hashanah
Sept 30 (T) Ex3 Prints due crit, give Mid Term (include lighting),
Oct 02 (Th) DA artists technique
Oct 07 (T) technology of DP lecture
Oct 09 (Th) No Class, Fall Break
Oct 14 (T) work time
Oct 16 (Th) Midterm Due (part I)
Oct 21 (T) Midterm Due (part II), Give Final,
Oct 23 (Th) Give Reading Ex 6, final direction due, indiv meetings, work time
Oct 28 (T) indiv meetings, work time
Oct 30 (Th) Reading 2 due: Reading discussion group presentations
Nov 04 (T) Work time, Give take-home (Ex 7) to include photo tech, DP tech, history, PS tech, printing Tech.
Nov 06 (Th) work time
Nov 11 (T) No Class, Veterans' Day
Nov 13 (Th) final checkpoint - crit
Nov 18 (T) final checkpoint, - crit
Nov 20 (Th) give Ex 8 essay assignment, Take home due, slide prep lecture, work time
Nov 24 (T) Presentation demo (?), work time
Dec 02 (T) Slide run due, essay due, Journal duework time, Final Journal due, Final Feedback
Dec 04 (Th) work time
Dec 09 (T) FINAL PROJECT DUE, Final crit part A
Dec 11 (Th) Final crit part b