PHOT 78D: MUSEUM/GALLERY FIELD STUDY IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||PHOT 5; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Student will create a small group of photographs inspired by the technique or subject matter of a photographer or research and write a short paper responding to the work of a photographer or artistic movement.
- Student will write a critical review/analysis of a specific exhibition with the intention of publishing said review.
The student will be able to:
A. Gain in-depth understanding of one specific aspect or topic of photography.
B. Learn to use the equipment or technique demonstrated.
C. Apply techniques and approaches learned to other class assignments and related topics in photography.
D. Gain an appreciation of contributions from diverse cultures and backgrounds to the topic of photography being explored.
A. Detailed explanation of role that exhibitions perform in disseminating ideas in photography.
1. Historical examples and precedents drawn from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
B. Basic demonstration of the use of camera operations.
1. Testing and/or experimentation by student, as needed.
2. Field sessions to use or demonstrate equipment, as appropriate.
C. Guest lectures by curators, docents or visiting artists, as appropriate.
D. Visits to museums and galleries.
1. Knowledge of museum rules and policies regarding photography.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Quizzes and hands-on examinations, as appropriate.
B. A written paper analyzing the topic is required as a summation of the course experience.
C. Produce a set of photographs that document various site visits or that are inspired by the work seen during site visits.
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Field work
D. Electronic discussions/chat
E. Field trips
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Langford, Michael, and Philip Andrews. Langford's Starting Photography. 7th ed. Massachusetts: Elsevier/Focal Press, 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading of monographs and exhibition reviews published in the popular press on photographers
B. Written paper discussing the aims, strategy and motivations of an exhibiting photographer, interview with a gallery owner, curator or photographer
C. Production of photographs that document a site visit or that are inspired by the visit
D. Basic research using online resources and websites that pertain to artists or photographers that will be visited
E. Posting of site visit reflections on a blog or website
F. Visits to selected museums and galleries