Photography

Below is a complete list of courses offered in Photography. Not every course is offered every semester. Please work with your advisor, refer to your degree checksheet, and check the schedule of classes to find out what is offered during the fall, spring or summer semester.

PHMD 101 Fundamentals of Photography
Open to students of all disciplines and experience levels, this course provides an introduction to the medium and language of photography. Basic camera operation, workflow, and digital/analog printing methods are explored, accompanied by lectures, readings, and discussions regarding the historical and theoretical concerns of the medium. A digital camera with full manual controls is required - RAW capable preferred. Open to students of all disciplines and experience levels. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 177 First Year Seminar: Picturing Place: Photographing Lawrence
Are you new to KU, Lawrence, or even the Midwest? Would you like to know your new home better? The act of photographing - observing, participating, being present - can accelerate a connection to Place. In this digital photography class, each student will identify a specific community or environment within the Lawrence area to photograph repeatedly and meaningfully over the course of the semester. Class time will be spent reviewing and refining the work, discussing its context, introducing research methods for deeper understanding of the chosen topic, and gaining inspiration from relevant historic and contemporary models of photographic inquiry. By the end of the semester, the student will have strengthened both their visual literacy skills and their ties to their new surroundings. All photographic experience levels welcome. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 200 Foundations in Photography
Foundations in Photography covers camera operation, workflow, and digital/analog printing methods are explored, accompanied by lectures, readings, and discussions regarding the historical and theoretical concerns of the medium. A digital camera with full manual controls is required - RAW capable preferred. Open to students of all disciplines and experience levels. Required for Photography majors as a pre-review course. This course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 201 Photography I
The first of the two-part foundational Photography sequence, this majors-only course provides students with a rigorous immersion into the formal, technical, and conceptual concerns and challenges of photography by way of the view camera. Embracing both the wet and digital darkrooms, students shoot and develop sheet film that is then utilized to produce both traditional and digital prints. Intermediate digital editing methods are introduced and explored. View cameras are provided. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 101, BDS 102, and permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 202 Photography II
The second of the two-part foundational Photography sequence, this advanced course builds upon PHMD 201 with additional emphasis on color, RAW workflow, and advanced methods for digital capture, manipulation, editing, and compositing. Additionally, students work extensively with large-format inkjet printers to create custom ICC printing profiles. A digital SLR (RAW capable) camera with full manual controls is required. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 201 and permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 210 Understanding Photographs
Understanding Photographs is a lecture-based course that focuses on developing a critical understanding of how images, paired with culture and society, generate meaning in both the historical and contemporary contexts. Open to students of all disciplines and experience level. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 301 Lighting Studio
Lighting Studio is a fundamental course in awareness, modification, and control of light. Students work extensively with strobe and continuous light sources. Principles of natural and artificial light are introduced, explored, and applied through hands on assignments both in and out of the studio environment. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 202 or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 302 The Moving Image
This course serves as an introduction to the principles and challenges of photography as a time-based medium. Fundamental concepts of production are introduced and explored through hands-on exercises, class presentations and discussions, lectures, critiques, and individual and group projects. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 202 or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 315 Experimental Processes
Experimental Processes is an introduction to the understanding and production of image-based works utilizing experimental approaches and alternative processes in an interdisciplinary environment. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 202 or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 316 Professional Practices
This course provides an introduction to standards and conventions with regards to professional photographic practice. Topics include portfolio development, copyright, contracts, grant/statement writing, presentation methods, and self-promotion. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 315 or instructor permission. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 402 Photo Media Seminar
This upper-level seminar is focused primarily on the development of independent and collaborative projects through on-going group critique with an emphasis on research and analysis. Learning is focused on personal development and other issues relevant to contemporary photographic practice through assigned readings, presentations, and group discussion. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PHMD 202 or instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 500 Portfolio
Taken the final semester of study, this capstone course guides students through the research, development, and refinement of a final body of photographic work and appropriate supplemental materials. Methods and strategies of presentation and dissemination are discussed and explored. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 402 or instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 501 Advanced Lighting Studio
A continuation of the skills and principles discussed in PHMD 301. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 301. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 502 Advanced Moving Image
A continuation of the skills and principles discussed in PHMD 302. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 302. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

PHMD 515 Advanced Experimental Processes
A continuation of the skills and principles covered in PHMD 315. If this course is required under the major studies section on the degree requirement sheet, students must receive a grade of C (2.0) or higher to continue on to the next course in the sequence. Prerequisite: PHMD 315. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2019 semester.

THE DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN GRADE REQUIREMENTS
If this course is required under the major studies section on your degree check sheet you must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better to continue on to the next course in the sequence. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will require you to repeat this course. In most cases, these courses are only offered once a year. Students in the Department of Design must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA to graduate with a degree in Design.


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