Due Dates

TYPED proposal in hard copy form Due April 7th
Formal progress Check-in April 19th
6 to 8 Images and contact sheet Due in class folder April 26th
All images as Prints - Formally presented - Due April 26th
NOTE: Final critiques will be on April 26th and 28th.


Create a final project proposal that is typed and in hard copy form.
Be prepared for a progress check-in.
Create and print 6 to 8 images (or more) that have a related theme and aesthetic.
Present work professionally (all work matted) with one of the works framed. We will cover formal presentation techniques in class.


To further understand and create images that are cohesive both thematically and aesthetically.
To continue to develop your artistic style and your overall thematic approach in digital photography.


In this assignment you will use the camera of your choice and any level of digital manipulation (none to over the top) to create series of images that together express an idea or theme and that have a consistent formal quality. In other words, the works read in content and aesthetics as if they belong together and each image strengthens an underlying idea.

You have a two choices for content:

1) Create works that are a continuation of a successful body of work from a prior assignment.
2) Start a new idea that you wish to expand on.

Hopefully, the work you do for this final will give you fodder to continue your artistic investigation after this semester is over.

Write a proposal for your final project that will contain the following:
1) The idea or theme your work will address.
2) The formal approach you will take. For example, will you go for a blurry look? Will you manipulate your work?
3) What camera will you use?
4) How does your answer to #2 and #3 above support your content.
5) Optional: Will your printing or display be anything out of the ordinary?


Be prepared for a formal check-in on April 19th. Your progress will be reflected in your final project grade.


You will create a contact sheet from the images that you shot for this assignment and save it in your class folder (Final), along with your 6 to 8 images. Images should be 5MB or smaller.

This body of work must be cohesive and contain at least six to eight images that go together in some way.

You are required to print all of the works. We will critique from the prints.

All prints should be matted and one should be framed. We will go over presentation details in class.

Submission Requirements

Create a folder with your last name on it in the Assignment 4 folder:
Classes->ARTC400->Final-> Your Name

Put your contact sheet in this folder.

Put all six to eight images in this folder.
Images should be 5MB or smaller (turn-in version only) and be tiff or jpeg.

Bring prints to class on April 26th (professionally matted and one framed). We will critque from these works.


You will be graded on your ability to complete all parts of the assignment.

You will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

This assignment will have a weight of 3.

Please note

Ask any questions in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the assignment.