Liberal Arts > Art

General Information

  • Name: Darkroom Photography I
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Art
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisite: None
Introduces black and white photography and the 35mm camera. Designed as a beginning or refresher class in understanding photo taking and darkroom procedures. Students will produce a portfolio of mounted photographs by learning the basic principles of photography including knowledge of how to make appropriate decisions regarding exposure, composition, chemical photographic processes, and the presentation of prints. Recommend students provide a 35mm camera. 1 hour lecture/4hours lab/studio work per week.


II: Course Objectives

  • To learn the basic techniques of black and white photography.
  • To learn darkroom skills for developing, enhancing and manipulating photographic images.
  • To develop an understanding of aesthetic composition and design principles as related to the field of photography.
  • To encourage an environment of experimentation and imagination.

III: Course Linkage

The mission of the AA Degree Program in Fine Arts is to provide knowledge and skills for creative expression, personal enrichment, and the foundation for a career in the Fine Arts.

Upon completion of this course, it is expected that students will have:

  • Developed their creative capacities.
  • Participated in at least one cultural or artistic activity, such as a visit to a gallery or museum or attendance at a community art lecture or event.
  • Developed an appreciation for the arts.

Scheduled ART-135 classes:

Fall 2019