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MFA Photographic & Electronic Media Courses

View titles & descriptions for the Photographic & Electronic Media (MFA) program's courses offered.

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Course # Course Title Credits
PH5575 Practicum I 3.00 credits
The Practicum provides a series of workshops in core techniques, methods, and technologies. Topics range from introductions to programming, understanding color profiles, basics of circuits and control devices, understanding networks, fundamentals of HD file formats, studio lighting, large format techniques, and so forth. Taught with artistic work in mind, these core areas are vital in understanding how essential technical knowledge can serve the production, dissemination, and conceptualization of artwork which can be approached with working skill sets in areas that ground many practices in photographic and media art. Topics will be presented to demonstrate the usefulness and benefits of taking control of systems.

Photography and Electronic Media (MFA) students only. Co-Requiste: PH 5590

PH5576 Practicum II 3.00 credits
The Practicum provides a series of workshops in core techniques, methods, and technologies. Topics range from introductions to programming, understanding color profiles, basics of circuits and control devices, understanding networks, fundamentals of HD file formats, studio lighting, large format techniques, and so forth. Taught with artistic work in mind, these core areas are vital in understanding how essential technical knowledge can serve the production, dissemination, and conceptualization of artwork which can be approached with working skill sets in areas that ground many practices in photographic and media art. Topics will be presented to demonstrate the usefulness and benefits of taking control of systems.

Prerequisite: PH 5575 Co-Requisite: PH 5591

PH5590 MFA Seminar I 12.00 credits
This course is a studio seminar with critiques and discussion centered around the students’ work and practice within a historical and theoretical framework. Includes visiting critics, artists, historians, and technical workshops. Graduate photo students only.

Graduate Photographic and Electronic Media Students only

PH5591 MFA Seminar II 9.00-12.00 credits
This course is a continuation of PH 5590.

Prerequisite: PH 5590

PH5605 Background/Foreground 3.00 credits
This studio course serves as an introduction to working with the lens-based medium of photography. The course will focus on the processes of analog photography including the manual operation of cameras, exposing and developing negatives, and making prints on gelatin silver paper. The course provides an opportunity to experience the transformation of the three-dimensional world to a two-dimensional surface through the manipulation of light. Through advanced lectures, demonstrations, dark room lab time, critiques, readings, and discussions, we will also explore the influence of genre, the implications of the practice of the medium, and discern its impact on other artistic practices.

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students (All Programs) and seniors by permission of the instructor.

PH6500 MFA Seminar III 9.00-12.00 credits
This course is an independent studio class designed to monitor and guide the development of the students’ thesis project, conceptually and technically. It involves periodic meetings with the students thesis committee to review the progress of the work and the writing of the thesis proposal and statement.

Graduate Photographic and Electronic Media Students only

PH6501 MFA Seminar IV 9.00-12.00 credits
This course is a continuation of PH 6500 and results in the MFA thesis project.

Prerequisite: PH 6500

PH6525 Practicum III 3.00 credits
The Practicum provides a series of workshops in core techniques, methods, and technologies. Topics range from introductions to programming, understanding color profiles, basics of circuits and control devices, understanding networks, fundamentals of HD file formats, studio lighting, large format techniques, and so forth. Taught with artistic work in mind, these core areas are vital in understanding how essential technical knowledge can serve the production, dissemination, and conceptualization of artwork which can be approached with working skill sets in areas that ground many practices in photographic and media art. Topics will be presented to demonstrate the usefulness and benefits of taking control of systems.

Prerequisite: PH 5576 Co-Requisite: PH 6500

PH6526 Practicum IV 3.00 credits
The Practicum provides a series of workshops in core techniques, methods, and technologies. Topics range from introductions to programming, understanding color profiles, basics of circuits and control devices, understanding networks, fundamentals of HD file formats, studio lighting, large format techniques, and so forth. Taught with artistic work in mind, these core areas are vital in understanding how essential technical knowledge can serve the production, dissemination, and conceptualization of artwork which can be approached with working skill sets in areas that ground many practices in photographic and media art. Topics will be presented to demonstrate the usefulness and benefits of taking control of systems.

Prerequisite: PH 6525