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VSAR 177 - Photographics (Applied Photography) II

Course Details
Course Code:
VSAR 177


Calendar Description:
Building on the skill set of VSAR 176 Photographics (Applied Photography I), the main emphasis of this course will be the introduction of 35mm film camera and darkroom procedures as they relate to the graphic arts, portraiture, landscape, and still life photography. Black and white developing, the zone system and the fine print, hand colouring, and print toning will be stressed. Exploration of the camera as a design tool will tie this course to graphic design. Students will be given instruction in photographic portfolio development and will be introduced to business and employment concerns. Introductions to video production and digital photography are also included.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 1
Laboratory Hours: 2

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

VSAR 176 - Photographics (Applied Photography) I

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
During this course students will develop on their own or in groups, one or two major projects related to audio-visual - video and photography skills learned in the first semester. These projects will involve developing visual concepts from beginning to end and could focus on some of the following:
- Social comment
- Journalism
- Industry
- Teaching Aids
- Fine Arts (e.g. Theatrical Video)
- Display units (Advertising - promotion)
Students will be encouraged to pursue freelance avenues within the college and the community.
Portfolio completion and presentation, and introduction to digital photography will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- effectively use the basic steps involved in producing an audio visual program utilizing storyboards, graphs, titles, backgrounds, etc.
- accurately describe advertising production techniques
- create display units

During this course, learners will continue to build on their photo portfolio.

Grading System:
Letters, Percentage

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Assignments: 60 %
Participation: 40 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Percentage of Group Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Degree
Associate of Arts Diploma - Fine Arts

Text Books:

Required - N/A, Reference Material (Library), Books, Videos, etc. Print Magazine
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