ART 324


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: October 2, 2007 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Art Department-Rosemarie Bernardi, Chair (8-2151), rbernard@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Asst. Professor Christa Parravani TITLE SUMMARY: ART 324 Photography II PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . An in-depth studio investigation of photographic theory and contemporary practice.Emphasis will be placed on building a professional portfolio of 25-30 prints through the useof studio lighting and advanced printing techniques. May be repeated for credit with theapproval of instructor. Prerequisite ART 224. Fall, Spring. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduce students to a theoretical understanding of darkroom printing through the use of a variety of Course Addition Description Change Number Change Prerequisite Change Title Change Course Deletion Credit Change Course Replacement Other: EXISTING (OLD) DATA: None PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: ART 324 Photography II PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Art 324 Photography II photochemistry that alters grain and contrast to encourage students to think aboutwhat type of processing is appropriate for differing bodies of work. Introduce students to medium and large format cameras to develop the ability to createsharper images that can be enlarged beyond 8x10 with ease. Introduce students to image reproduction through color slides as well as digitaldocumentation to encourage the creation of a documented portfolio of their work from theclass. Introduce students to contemporary photography and its relationship to other disciplines andadvertising to develop a discerning eye and encourage students to think about this in regard to their own work. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate technical proficiency in the darkroom through mastering split filterprinting and toning. This will be demonstrated in completed portfolio work and in class laboratory assignments. Students will demonstrate their ability to work with studio lighting by completing assignmentsin class that will ask them to create images lit by both studio strobes and hot lights. Students will demonstrate critical thinking by way of verbal participation in-group critiques conducted weekly. Students will demonstrate the individual ability to speak thoughtfullyabout work through a 15-minute lecture of their completed course work for the class at the end of the term. Students will demonstrate their ability to formulate ideas and use the vocabulary ofprofessional photographers by way of writing individual art statements and through writtenevaluations of peer work. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of photography through individualresearch on an assigned artist, which will culminate in a lecture given by each student. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The Art department has hired a full time tenure track faculty member and is formalizing course offerings in photography for art majors. Over the years there has been a significant demand for upper level photography courses. This course would serve as a permanent course (replacing advanced special topics courses) to facilitate consistent advanced study in both the department's existing darkroom and studio lighting facilities. This course will create a formal sequence of Photography I & II to concur with the Art Department's studio course offerings in other mediums. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name Professor Christa Parravani will be teaching this course. of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? Current library resources are sufficient. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Updated 14 May 2004.


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

ART 324