Must be enrolled in the Certificate Program in Fine Art Photography and completed Photography III: Visual Literacy
3 – Fulfills Junior Seminar requirement for Certificate Program
This course is for students learning to develop a long-term photographic project. While emphasizing independent work, the course supports students in their ability to edit, see connections and parallels in contemporary practice, and confront artistic challenges. Aspects of professional artistic practice and project development are key components of this course. The course will meet weekly to discuss the evolution of students' ideas, review the work of artists working on similar projects, and discuss marketing and presentation of final projects.
Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 8-10 hours per week on assignments for this course: developing their own work, as well as viewing, researching, and analyzing the work of other artists.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Develop a comprehension of contemporary captured-image art practice in all its complexity:
Build a critical vocabulary
Develop confidence in confronting unknown and unfamiliar art experiences
Refine a meaningful working process
Learn research strategies to sample a wide range of theoretical studies
Basic understanding of the work of six major contemporary artists whose work revolves around photography and its history as "case studies"
Develop sense of the wide range of current practice understood under the rubric of photography
Clarify the goals of your own photographic practice as you begin to plan for your Thesis
Students should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments for this course, which may require use of PCNW facilities; view our Rental Rates for details about additional fees.
Additional information about course expectations and any required materials will be provided by the instructor at the start of the quarter.