Photography (FOTO)

FOTO 200 - PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COMMUNITY

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE COMMUNITY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course offers students the use of photography as a medium through which to interact, to document, or to collaborate with the Houston community. Projects may involve photo documentation of specific neighborhoods, photo essays on issues related to public welfare, profiles of community leaders, or collaboration with individual teachers or artist in the community. Students may work individually, in pairs, or in groups as they identify the specific community topic that they wish to address through photography. Prior experience in photography may be helpful, but is not required. Basic instruction in digital photography, editing, processing, and printing will be provided.

FOTO 205 - INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to black and white photography through exploration of light-sensitive materials, film and digital cameras, and computers. Assignments include viewing analysis, discussion, and writing about pictures to improve visual awareness, technical skills, and understanding of meaning in photography's continuing history. Final roster to be determined by the instructor on the first day of class. Enrollment in section 002 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

FOTO 206 - PHOTOGRAPHY II

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 205 or FOTO 205

Description: Continued exploration of the basic materials and processes of the photographic medium. Includes viewing, analysis, and discussion of the medium's history and current trends. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

FOTO 210 - BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to digital photography through exploration of light, camera, and computer. Assignments include looking, taking, discussing, adjusting, printing and writing about photographs. The class is a balance of visual awareness, technical skills and meaning in the context of photography’s continuing history. Primary software application is Adobe Lightroom which is provided on computer in the VADA Digital Lab in the Rice Media Center; students must provide their own digital camera. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 209.

FOTO 216 - 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: 35MM PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Introduction to 35mm photography. Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

FOTO 263 - EPISODES IN THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: FROM INVENTION TO THE PRESENT

Short Title: HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This class aims to examine the history of photography in the nineteenth century as it develops within a number of specific thematics, from medium's conception in the late eighteenth-century through to debates in the twentieth century about photography's relationship to artistic and social issues. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 263. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FOTO 263 and HART 363.

FOTO 295 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: SPEC PROB PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Study of problems at the introductory level in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FOTO 304 - PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA FOR ARTISTS

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHIC MEDIA FOR ARTISTS

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FOTO 205 or ARTS 205 or ARTS 225 or ARTS 301

Description: Guided exploration of traditional and non-traditional photographic media for students with prior experience in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, or photography. Photographic media open for students' exploration will include, but not limited to, black and white silver printing, traditional photographic color printing, digital printing, and oil pigment on photographic images. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

FOTO 305 - PHOTOGRAPHY III

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY III

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in photography, with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by the students. Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Instructor Permission Required.

FOTO 306 - PHOTOGRAPHY IV

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY IV

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in photography with emphasis on the independent pursuit of projects submitted by the students. Continuation of FOTO 305 (formerly ARTS 305). Space in studio classes is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. Instructor Permission Required.

FOTO 310 - INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHTOGRAPHY

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTO

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FOTO 205 or FOTO 210

Description: A continuation of FOTO 210, which is a prerequisite for this course. The emphasis is on making photographs as distinct from taking them. The course explores the malleability of the digital medium through the use of digital tools in Adobe Photoshop, which is provided on the computers in the VADA Digital Lab in the Rice Media Center. Students must provide their own digital camera.

FOTO 332 - CRITICAL STUDIES OF MULTIMEDIA ARTS

Short Title: CRITICAL STU OF MULTIMEDIA ART

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Critical Studies for Multimedia Arts is a course designed to familiarize art and non-art majors with key theories and core concepts in modern and contemporary multimedia art. Students will examine a broad spectrum of specific topics in contemporary artwork related conceptually to: space/time; bodies and performance; "sculptural" studies in an expanded field and video & film space. This is a multi-dimensional class consisting of guest lectures, artist-speakers, and field trips to local museums, galleries and alternative art spaces. This course will include discussions on readings, writings and special projects. This promises to be a fun and thought-provoking class and is designed to enhance studio practice and encourage interest in the visual arts. Cross-list: ARTS 332, FILM 332, THEA 332.

FOTO 345 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY I

Short Title: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY I

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 205 or FOTO 205) and (ARTS 206 or FOTO 206)

Description: Study in the fundamentals of color photography. Includes problems in exposing color negative and transparency film, as well as photographic and digital color printing. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

FOTO 346 - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY II

Short Title: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY II

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (ARTS 205 or FOTO 205) and (ARTS 206 or FOTO 206)

Description: Study in the fundamental techniques of color photography. Includes special problems in color camera work, color negative and transparency processing, and color printing. Continuation of FOTO 345 (formerly ARTS 345). Space in studio class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in class. The class roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor.

FOTO 366 - THE ROAD AS EXPERIENCE AND METAPHOR IN PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE

Short Title: ROAD TRIP PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): FOTO 205 or FOTO 210

Description: A search for America and the self through the written and visual literature of moving through the American landscape. This course will search for motifs to emulate in small formats and short distances, as preamble to the culmination recorded in a self-designed book of each personal odyssey. Repeatable for Credit.

FOTO 383 - PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKMAKING

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKMAKING

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 205 or FOTO 205 or FOTO 210 or HART 209 or FOTO 310

Description: Intermediate problems in photography culminating in the production of an original book. Students will pursue a project involving either film-based or digital photography, edit, layout, and then produce their own book. Students will participate in scheduled critiques. Priority will be given to students who have taken two or more semesters of photography at Rice.

FOTO 385 - PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced problems in photography including, but not limited to, color and black and white film-based photography, view camera, and alternative processes. Students will be given advanced assignments tailored to the format and medium they wish to pursue will participate in scheduled critiques of the full class. Space in the class is limited. Registration does not guarantee a place in the course. Priority will be given to students who have taken two or more semesters of photography at Rice. The class roster will be formulated by the instructor on the first day of class. Repeatable for Credit.

FOTO 388 - PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHINA

Short Title: PHOTOGRAPHY IN CHINA

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open to all students within the university who are interested in deepening their understanding of China and improving their photography skills. This course will study China through the history of photography, looking at ways in which China has been viewed by both Chinese and visiting photographers. Students will learn documentary skills and travel to China during spring break to gather materials for their own projects. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: ASIA 388.

FOTO 390 - VISUALIZING NATURE

Short Title: VISUALIZING NATURE

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An experimental course combining the scientific disciplines of the earth sciences with the artistic disciplines of creative photography to study the natural landscape and related ecosystems. The course will combine classroom lectures and laboratory demonstrations in geoscience with classes in the use of digital and film-based cameras and illustrated lectures on recognized achievements in landscape photography. Extensive field trips will be scheduled. Students will travel frequently, at times in pairs, other times in larger groups and as a full class, accompanied by one or both professors. The budget for the course includes funding both for travel and for photography expenses. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: ESCI 380.

FOTO 395 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: SPEC PROB:PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FOTO 410 - ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Studio

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A continuation of FOTO 310, this course offers advanced photo-art students a chance to develop a personal body of artwork supported by digital image processing. Student-driven projects will influence the choice of technical topics covered in class. For example, some techniques covered may include digital animation, digital painting, 3D compositing, or master printing. Students will be expected to critique their work and that of other artists shown on Rice campus and in Houston. Students entering the course should be proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop. A semester-long project is due at the end of the class.

FOTO 454 - SPECIAL PROBLEMS - PHOTOGRAPHY

Short Title: SPECIAL PROBLEMS-PHOTOGRAPHY

Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of advanced problems in creative art. Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. May be used in awarding transfer credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.