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Course Descriptions

ART 180: Photo I: Darkroom Photography

-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
-Placement at college level reading

This is an introductory course that covers the basic principles of black and white darkroom photography including equipment selection and use, film processing, image processing in a traditional wet darkroom environment, and the aesthetic concerns as a fine art medium. Framing, composition and exposure control for SLR 35mm cameras will be covered as well as an overview of the history of photography and its content as both a commercial medium and form of artistic expression. Instruction will be given in the health and safety issues relative to the darkroom and the materials that are used. Students will need to provide their own SLR 35mm camera equipped with manual capabilities to change apertures and shutter speeds. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

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