Course Catalog - 2011-2012

     

FOTO 205 - PHOTOGRAPHY I

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to black & white photography with a 4" x 5" view camera through exploration of light-sensitive materials, film developing, and print-making. Assignments include viewing, analysis, discussion, and writing about pictures for the purpose of finding a balance of visual awareness, technical skills, and meaning in the context of photography's continuing history. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 206 - PHOTOGRAPHY II

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 205 OR FOTO 205
Description: Continued exploration of the basic materials and processes of the photographic medium. Includes viewing, analysis, and discussion of the medium's history and current trends. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 216 - 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY

Long Title: 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Introduction to 35mm photography. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 295 - SPEC PROB PHOTOGRAPHY

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPY
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

FOTO 304 - PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA FOR ARTISTS

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA FOR ARTISTS
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): FOTO 205 OR ARTS 205 OR ARTS 225 OR ARTS 301
Description: Guided exploration of traditional and non-traditional photographic media for students with prior experience in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or photography. Photographic media open for students' exploration will include, but not limited to, black and white silver printing, traditional photographic color printing, digital printing, and oil pigment on photographic images. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 305 - PHOTOGRAPHY III

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY III
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of advanced problems in photography, with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by the students. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Instructor Permission Required.
 

FOTO 306 - PHOTOGRAPHY IV

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY IV
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Study of advanced problems in photography with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by the students. Continuation of FOTO 305 (formerly ARTS 305). Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Instructor Permission Required.
 

FOTO 345 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY I

Long Title: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 205 OR FOTO 205) AND (ARTS 206 OR FOTO 206)
Description: Study in the fundamentals of color photography. Includes problems in exposing color negative and transparency film, as well as photographic and digital color printing. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 346 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY II

Long Title: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 205 OR FOTO 205) AND (ARTS 206 OR FOTO 206)
Description: Study in the fundamental techniques of color photography. Includes special problems in color camera work, color negative and transparency processing, and color printing. Continuation of FOTO 345 (formerly ARTS 345). Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 381 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

Long Title: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 205 OR FOTO 205
Description: An introduction to taking pictures with digital cameras and processing them with Adobe Photoshop. Assignments encourage visual awareness, technique comprehension, and an essential understanding of picture making in the context of photography's continuing history. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.
 

FOTO 383 - PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKMAKING

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKMAKING
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 205 OR FOTO 205 OR ARTS 206 OR FOTO 206 OR ARTS 381 OR FOTO 381
Description: Intermediate problems in photography culminating in the production of an original book. Students will pursue a project involving either film-based or digital photography, edit, layout, and then produce their own book. Students will participate in scheduled critiques. Priority will be given to students who have taken two or more semesters of photography at Rice.
 

FOTO 385 - PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Long Title: PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Advanced problems in photography including, but not limited to, color and black and white film-based photography, view camera, and alternative processes. Individual students will be given advanced assignments tailored to the format and medium they wish to pursue. In addition, all students in the course will participate in scheduled critiques of the full class. Space in the class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in the course. Priority will be given to students who have taken two or more semesters of photography at Rice. The class roster will be formulated by the instructor on the first day of class.
 

FOTO 395 - SPEC PROB:PHOTOGRAPHY

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

FOTO 454 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS-PHOTOGRAPHY

Long Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS - PHOTOGRAPHY
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 TO 6
Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.
 

FOTO 482 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

Long Title: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Studio
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite(s): ARTS 381 OR FOTO 381
Description: A continuation of FOTO 381 (fomerly ARTS 381), this course will introduce electronic media as a tool for artistic production. Students will learn more advanced uses of Adobe Photoshop as it relates to production of image making and new media applications. space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of classes by the individual instructor. Instructor Permission Required.