Curriculum

In a time when transformations are taking place across all areas of the arts and when technology is changing the way we make images, the Photography program at the University of Nevada is adapting their curriculum to mirror the evolution in photography to digital. From introductory classes through advanced, students will learn the fundamentals of digital photography as a means of creative expression. The Photography department emphasizes hands-on learning and focuses on critical thinking. While the majority of our research is done in the digital realm, we will continue to maintain a functioning chemical photographic facility.

Classes

Art 141 Introduction to Digital Photography I Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s):3
Introduction to photographic techniques. Topics include exposure, camera controls, digital printing, file management. Exploration of creative possibilities and thematic modes of photography; working in series. (Formerly ART 150; implemented Fall 2003.)

ART 235 R PHOTOGRAPHY II Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s): 3
Artificial lighting techniques and theory; strobe equipment, hotlights and electronic flashes. Students produce a portfolio of work demonstrating knowledge of these techniques. (Formerly ART 250; implemented Fall 2003.) Prereq(s): ART 100; ART 141.

Art 237 PHOTOGRAPHY II COLOR Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s): 3
Introduction to color photographic processes. Investigation of color light theory; survey of studio and field work. Students produce a portfolio of work for peer critique. Prerequisite: Art 100 and Art 141.

ART 338 R ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY I Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s): 3
Discussion/critique with presentations on historical and contemporary imagery. Production of a refined body of images for peer critique. (Formerly ART 350; implemented Fall 2003.) Prereq(s): ART 235 R and ART 237 R and instructor approval.

ART 438 R ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY II Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s): 3
Discussion/critique based course designed to develop individual expression. Exploration of a variety of manipulative photographic materials through lecture and experimentation. (Formerly ART 450; implemented Fall 2003.) Prereq(s): ART 338 R and instructor approval.

ART 440/640 PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY Lecture+Lab: 1+4 Credit(s): 3
Tutorial on an independent basis arranged with tutor/advisor. Students exhibit work as part of course requirement. Maximum of 9 credits. (Formerly ART 458/658; implemented Fall 2003.) (Registration within any independent study course is permitted upon written request to the department which includes three copies of a statement of objectives, the specific goals and indicates the scope of the student's plans. A paper, a full report or an exhibit of work produced is required.) Prereq(s): ART 338.

ART 475 R HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY Lecture+Lab: 3+0 Credit(s): 3
Illustrated lectures that survey historical, technical and social foundations of photography from its invention to the present. Emphasis on concept, theory, and individual photographers. (Formerly ART 355; implemented Fall 2003.) Prereq(s): ART 141 or or ART 261.