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FA_210_Syllabus - FA210 IntroductionToDigitalPhotography...

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FA 210 Introduction To Digital Photography Fall 2008 Section 1 M/W 9:00 – 11:50 AM (Wyse) Section 2 T/Th 9:00 – 11:50 AM (Beck) Section 3 M/W 2:00 - 4:50 PM (Clerc) Section 4 T/Th 2:00 - 4:50 PM (Beck) Lab Phone: Harris 220: (213) 740-3348 Galen Lab: (213) 821-3899 Instructor E-Mail: Office Hours: By Appointment Course Description 210 Introduction to Digital Photography: An introductory course exploring the processes and practices of digital capture, imaging and printing. Course Objectives This 210 class will acquaint students with the computer, digital camera, Photoshop and digital printing from a fine art standpoint. Theoretical lessons and readings will help establish a strong fine art platform from which students will consider how and in what way they can progress and experiment in this area of art making and conceptual thinking. Students will formulate creative solutions for their class projects through the marriage of technical skill, conceptual originality and aesthetic interests. The student will come to understand the digital photographic process as a tool for art making while learning a critical and interdisciplinary framework for evaluating both traditional and digital photography.
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Required Materials (The below materials must be brought to all classes) Storage : External Hard Drive-see Handout (available at USC bookstore) or An alternative to Hard Drive: 30GB iPod or larger. Additional : FA 210 Course CD Required Books Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-On-One By Deke McClelland Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates; 1 Edition ISBN: 0596529758 Camera Lucida: Reflections On Photography By Roland Barthes Publisher: Hill And Wang (May 1, 1982) ISBN: 0374521344 GRADING Attendance Attendance will be taken at all meetings and is mandatory. Your final grade will be dropped one full letter grade per 2 unexcused absences. 2 late arrivals to class will be equal to 1 unexcused absence. 4 unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.
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Grade Breakdown Project 1 - 10% Project 2 - 25% Project 3 - 25% Participation In Discussion Of Readings And Critiques, Written Assignments for Readings - 20% Explanation of Grading Projects are graded on the conceptual and aesthetic quality of finished work, technical/craft expertise, and conceptual and technical investment of time. Grading for projects includes project development and project analysis. There will also be proposals and analyses due throughout the semester. These should reflect a significant investment of time and thought. For more on grading, see project page. Late assignments will have one full letter grade deducted per class tardy. Participation
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