Photography

Digital Photography Fundamentals (formerly VAFA110)

VAPH110

Students are introduced to digital-based photographic imagery. The course examines the potential inherent in the methods, techniques, and applications of digital photography as a means of personal expression. Students produce a portfolio of images for presentation

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Photography (formerly VAFA151)

VAPH151

Students learn the basic photographic processes, from making an exposure to making a final print. Students use the camera and darkroom techniques in black and white still photography to explore the visual world. The course is designed to treat photography as a medium of personal expression.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Photo II (formerly VAFA157)

VAPH157

This course emphasizes the development of a critical eye and the use of photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the photographic process. Students produce photographs as fine art and refine advanced technical and printing techniques.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAPH151 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

History of Photography (formerly VAFA196)

VAPH196

This survey course covers the history of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present day. Specific artists, movements, and technical histories will be explored, together with some of the relationships between photography and aesthetics, culture, and social history.

3 credits
Prerequisite: Writing Placement Test score of 6 or better or COMP107 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Digital Photography II (formerly VAFA210)

VAPH210

Students will continue to explore the potential of digital photographic imagery and will concentrate on advanced image editing methods. A central aim of the course will be creating a portfolio of high quality printed images. The course will additionally emphasize the use of photography as an artistic medium.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAPH110
Corequisite: VAPH110

Studio and Lighting Fundamentals (formerly VAFA211)

VAPH211

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of photographic lighting. Tungsten, strobe, daylight, and an array of light shaping tools will be explored in an effort to further refine their photographic imagery. A central aim of the course will be the creation of a portfolio of high-quality, digital images.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAPH110 (C or better) or
VAPH151 (C or better) and VAMM100 (C or better)

Corequisite: None

Large Format Photography (formerly VAFA257)

VAPH257

This course introduces students to the operation and current practices associated with view cameras. Students learn about lens selection, the use of camera swings and tilts, and processing procedures for sheet film. Students produce images in both the traditional darkroom and the digital lab.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAPH151 (C or better)
Corequisite: None