ART 509 Renaissance Art 3 cr.
The art and architecture of the Renaissance in relation to the political, religious and social structures of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Emphasis will be placed upon the Italian Renaissance, with Northern Renaissance art also being covered
ART 510 Art in the Age of Rembrandt 3 cr.
European art and architecture from 1600-1750, during the Baroque and Rococo eras Rembrandt, Vermeer, Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, and Velazquez are among the artists whose work transformed European visual culture during this time , as did Versailles in the realm of palace and garden design. These developments will be studied in relation to contemporary society, science and religion.
ART 511 19th Century European Art 3 cr.
Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in European art, studied in relation to contemporary social and intellectual developments.
ART 517 20th Century Art 3 cr.
Art and architecture in Europe and America from Cubism at the beginning of the century to Postmodernism at the end. The contributions and innovations of South Florida, particularly in architecture, will be emphasized.
ART 550 Collage 3 cr.
The study of the collage medium of two dimensional art made by pasting together varying materials on a flat surface. (Special fee)
PHO 501 Color Photography 3 cr.
Printing color enlargements from color negatives using automated RA-4 processing. Emphasis on creative usage of color and quality color printing techniques. (Special fee)
PHO 502 Color Processes 3 cr.
An exploration of various color processes including printing from color negatives using various print mediums. (Special fee)
PHO 504 Advanced Photography 3 cr.
Emphasis on the development of one's personal form of expression within the student's area of interest. (Special fee)
PHO 505 Advanced Digital Imaging 3 cr.
A refined study of digital manipulation through the use of image editing software. More complex layer techniques, use of scanner as an input device, various source materials and non-traditional presentations are explored. Discussions will include aesthetics and ethics of using digitally modified images. Pre-requisite: proficiency in Photoshop. (Special fee)
PHO 506 Advanced Digital Photographic Imaging 3 cr.
Application of advanced digital camera techniques as an expressive visual medium along with the use of image editing software. The class will reinforce digital photographic manipulation skills, as well as, discussions about digital artists, critical thinking, and aesthetics in relation to personal creativity and expression. Pre-requisite: proficiency in Photoshop. (Special fee)
PHO 507 View Camera 3 cr.
Projects provide exploration of the view camera. Student's photographic experiences are broadened through take-home access to the University's view cameras. (Special fee)
PHO 508 Large Format Photography 3 cr.
Perspective and depth of field are manipulated with the view camera's unique controls to provide students with additional creative options. Large scale printing in either black and while and/or color introduce the important element of scale into the students' portfolio of original images. (Special fee)
PHO 511 Lighting Techniques 3 cr.
An exploration of the essence of photography: light. Projects involve use of natural, available, incandescent, on camera flash and studio strobe lighting. (Special fee)
PHO 512 Studio Lighting 3 cr.
An investigation of studio lighting as a tool for personal expression and the use of light as subject matter. The class will cover technique, visual artist's use of light and discussions about the principles and aesthetics of the light in relation to and impact on personal creative expression. Projects will involve using monolights, and power pack strobes and on-camera strobes. (Special fee)
PHO 515 Influences of the Masters 3 cr.
A combination of art history and applied studio study. Styles and techniques of selected creative photographic masters will be studied, analyzed and discussed. Students will then create their own original photographic images reflecting the influence, subject matter and techniques of those master photographers. Pre-requisite: PHO 520 or 521 and permission of Instructor. (Special fee)
PHO 517 Manipulative Photography 3 cr.
Exploration of alternative methods of making and displaying photographic images. (Special fee).
PHO 519 Digital Fine Art Printing 3 cr.
An advanced course introducing the printing of fine art digital images. Several types of digital printers will be utilized with different pigmented and dye based inks in combination with various archival and non-archival papers. The emphasis of the course is in the development of a coherent digitally printed body of creative photographic imagery, printed to the highest of professional standards, with archival stability as a prime consideration. Proficient scanning in black & white and color, along with color balancing and tonal adjustments, will be stressed in preparation for quality output. Pre-requisites: PHO 501 or PHO 502 and proficiency in Photoshop. (Special fee)
PHO 520 History of Photography 3 cr.
An overview of the evolution of photography from its invention in the 1800's to contemporary experimental work.
PHO 521 History of Photography, Film and Art 3 cr.
An investigation into the influence and interrelationships linking photography, film and painting from 1839 to the present. Key movies from the history of film will be screened.
PHO 529 Fine Art Digital Portfolio 3 cr.
The emphasis of the course is the development of a cohesive body of work. The class will cover digital portfolio making using printed and time-based digital media techniques, sequencing and narrative structure. Photographic artists, critical thinking and aesthetics in relation to personal creativity and expression will be discussed. Pre-requisites: Proficiency in Photoshop. (Special fee)
PHO 559 Independent Study 3 cr.
Individual or small group tutorials. Content is developed for specific interests and needs of student(s). Students must complete 12 credits of graduate courses prior to enrolling in an Independent Study. May be repeated. Permission of Advisor, Faculty Supervisor, Chair and Dean. (Special fee)
PHO 601 Photography Practicum I 1-3 cr.
Practical development of photographic skills beyond the objectives of regular course offerings through collaborations on photographic projects for a client from the University. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Permission of Advisor and Faculty Supervisor.
PHO 602 Photography Practicum II 1-3cr.
Advanced development of practical photographic skills beyond the objectives of regular course offerings through collaborations on photographic projects for a client from the University. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: PHO 601 and permission of Advisor and Faculty Supervisor.
PHO 659 Independent Study 3 cr.
Advanced level individual or small group tutorials. Content is developed for specific interests and needs of student(s). May be repeated. Prerequisite: 6 credits of PHO 559 and permission of Advisor, Faculty Supervisor, Chair and Dean. (Special fee)
PHO 660 College Teaching Prep. I 3 cr.
Practical training in out-of-classroom responsibilities characteristic of university-level teaching in the photography discipline. By faculty assignment, the graduate student maintains, repairs, prepares, and inventories the University's photography facilities and supplies and supervises student studio monitors. Permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee.
PHO 661A College Teaching Prep. IIA 1 cr.
A course designed to expose the MFA student to teaching methodology, techniques, and design in PHO 203 Basic Photography. The student must attend and assist faculty in all PHO 203 lectures and labs during the semester. Permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee. (M.F.A. students only)
PHO 661B College Teaching Prep. IIB 2 cr.
The MFA student will team teach lectures and labs in PHO 203 with a faculty member during the semester. Faculty members will mentor, assist, observe and evaluate the student in the classes. Pre-requisite: PHO 661A and permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee.
PHO 662A College Teaching Prep. IIIA 1 cr.
A course designed to expose the MFA student to teaching methodology, techniques, and design of PHO 303 Intermediate Photography. The student must attend and assist faculty in all PHO 303 classes during the semester. Permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee. (M.F.A. students only)
PHO 662B College Teaching Prep. IIIB 2 cr.
The MFA student will team teach lectures and labs in PHO 303 with a faculty member during the semester. Faculty members will mentor, assist, observe and evaluate the student in the classes. Pre-requisite: PHO 662A and permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee.
PHO 690 MA Graduate Thesis Exhibition 3 cr.
Graduating M.A. students participate in a group exhibition at the culmination of their studies, demonstrating high creative and technical standards. Graduation is contingent upon successful completion of the exhibition. This 3 credit course for M.A. students assists them in preparing for the exhibition.
PHO 691A MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition 5 cr.
The graduating M.F.A. student must successfully complete both PHO 691A and PHO 691B (9 credits total) as the final requirements for graduation. In PHO 691A the student must create and mount a substantial one-person exhibition demonstrating creativity, originality, and technical proficiency with the medium of photography. The artwork must be a body of visually and conceptually interrelated pieces. Prerequisite: permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee.
PHO 691B MFA Graduate Thesis 4 cr.
After successful completion of PHO 691A, the graduating M.F.A. student enrolls in PHO 691B to write his/her graduate thesis on the works in the exhibition. Guidelines for the written thesis may be found in the Department of Fine Art's current Graduate Handbook. Graduation is contingent upon successful completion of the one-person exhibition and written thesis. Prerequisite: PHO 691A and permission of Fine Arts Graduate Committee.
PHO 699 Internship 3-6 cr.
Practical experience within a professional setting. All paperwork must be completed before the end of the semester preceding the internship. Permission of Advisor, Instructor, Chair and Dean required.