ARH401: Digital Photography (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Visual Arts
COURSE TITLE: Digital Photography
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18-36 weeks
About the Program:
CAVEAT: Students will not use profanity, obscenities, or sexually explicit images to create or display art work as determined by the DoDEA educators.
Major Concepts/Content: In this course students will explore digital photography and related technologies for the production of Fine Art. Projects will require exploration and experimentation. The integration of technical skills and aesthetic expression are emphasized along with a study of photographic themes and important artists associated with those themes. Emphasis is placed on the principles of photography.
Major Instructional Activities: Students will be given assigned readings and writings that are relevant to the subject matter. Using equipment, hardware, and software, students will create, manipulate, and enhance projects individually and as part of a group. Students will participate in classroom discussions related to the topics.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate the proper use and care of photographic tools, hardware, and software. Student work will be evaluated for originality, craftsmanship, effort, time utilization, and quality with consideration given to individual students’ talent, experience, and/or limitations. Both written and oral tests will be used to evaluate knowledge of course content.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Identify the uses of the basic technology and various components necessary to the use of digital photography
- Produce works of art
- Use digital imaging equipment and software in the production of artwork
- Identify, analyze, and synthesize the elements of art and principles of design as they relate to photography
- Identify the ethical and unethical uses of photography as an art form in the New Millennium