Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 3606 - Photography: The Constructed Image

(ALC-AAP, LA-AAP)      
Fall or Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: ART 2201 ART 2301 , ART 2401 ART 2503 ART 2601 , and ART 2701 , or permission of instructor.


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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