Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Mar 24, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 3606 - Photography: The Constructed Image

Fall or spring. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: ART 2201 , 2301 , 2401 , 2501 , 2601 , and 2701 , or permission of instructor. Course fee: dependent on media used. Black and White - $135; Color - $215; and Digital - $105.


The Constructed Image is an art studio course that explores the practice of fabricating or constructing the subject of a photograph. The course examines the history of the constructed image within the photographic canon, including conventional studio-based and location photography, along with artistic approaches to image making involving intervention and manipulation of the subject. In direct opposition to the methods of the candid and documentary genres, the constructed image depends on artifice and invention to create or manipulate the subject. This genre makes use of a vast range of techniques including lighting, staging, styling, directing, crafting, scripting, and more. Students will work both collaboratively and independently to produce visual works demonstrating the concepts and techniques learned in class. Topics include: The history and theory of the constructed image; lighting equipment and techniques; large and medium format camera equipment and techniques; materials, equipment, and construction techniques.

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