PHT 171 - Imaging and Concepts in Photographic Media Arts

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Covers best practices in imaging workflows, concept building, ideation, and steps in the creative process. Introduces students to working with multiple images in a series and as sequence. Provides students the opportunity to create and manipulate digital images and examine property-rights issues. Exposes students to a variety of software used for image organization, archiving, image editing, compositing, layer masking, the application of special effects, and outsourcing.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to teach students about the creative process, ideation, and working methods for visual problem solving. The course teaches students to work with multiple images in series and sequence to explore their ideas more thoroughly, moving them from a single image output to an extended body of work. As image makers, the ability to generate ideas and create multiple solutions based on those ideas is a market place survival skill. This course will teach students about contemporary trends and practices used in professional imaging and editing workflows. In addition, competency in the skills developed in this course regarding the creative process, ideation and visual problem solving are necessary for student success in the areas of critical thinking, and visual literacy.

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