Photography

Overview

Welcome to the Grace College Art program! As a future photographer, a degree in Photography will give you a foundation for understanding photographic techniques and processes used within the industry and its relationship to visual disciplines and influence on culture. The purpose of the photography major is to help you develop proficient individualized conceptual and technical skills to produce imagery that will show your visual communication in a variety of marketplaces and to bring complementary skills to your photography. Our faculty serves to encourage and challenge you to be competent in communicating visually and to develop a mature Christ-centered worldview while bringing practical, professional knowledge to the classroom.

Course Requirements for a B.A. or B.S. Photography

Course Requirements for Photography Minor

Courses

Examples of courses in this major:

ART 1300 Photography I

An introduction to the fine art of photography, this course will emphasize creative and technical aspects of black-and-white photography. Study will include composition, aesthetic awareness, darkroom procedures and alternative processes.

ART 2500 Computer Graphics: Design I

This computer laboratory art course introduces tools and techniques for digital-based imaging and editing. Utilizing Adobe software, this course focuses on the development of visual design skills through digital photo manipulation and technical processes.

ART 2600 Digital Photography

Students explore digital photography as a tool for media communication. Contemporary issues will include ethics in story-telling and professional practices, file management, digital problem solving, and computer editing techniques.

ART 3600 Photography II

This course focuses on advanced conceptual abilities, photographic experimentation, and technical processes in film and digital applications. Alternative processes will be explored.

ART 4300 Advanced Photography

This course will emphasize advanced individual photographic exploration for the purpose of developing significant personal imagery. Students will create a body of work that focuses on portfolio development and professional application in film, digital, and alternative processes.

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