Course Abstract Details

CGR-120, Digital Photography

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-120, Digital Photography, stresses the fundamentals of photography, the camera, and the use of the computer software and peripherals in the composition, editing, printing, and digital presentation processes. Students will learn a variety of techniques surrounding the use of camera and lighting equipment and effective photographic composition. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and CGR-105. Completion of CGR-115, Graphic Design 1, and CGR-110, Typography, is strongly recommended. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Shoot and transfer images from a digital camera. (LG 1) 

2. Evaluate basic composition and aesthetic elements of photographic images. (LG 4) 

3. Edit and manipulate digital images using the industry-standard image editing software. (LG 1) 

4. Output digital still images to on-screen and printed presentations. (LG 1) 

5. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG 3) 

6. Perform research on contemporary photographers. (LG 5) 

7. Convert abstract concepts into original photographic solutions. (LG 2) 

8. Assess artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 

9. Apply the basics of photographic theory. (LG 2)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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