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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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ARTS 1070 - Digital Photography

Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Arts
Assistant Dean: Brooke Miller, M.B.A.
3 Credit(s)
This hands-on course presents an introduction to the design issues, historical and contemporary approaches, of digital photography as they are applied to print, web, and video production. This course will provide theory and practical aspects of the parts of the camera as well as taking well-composed photographs that visually communicate a message. Other elements such as exposure, lighting, portraiture, print tonal qualities, and style will be introduced. Students must provide a digital camera with manual focus/aperture/shutter capability preferred. (TAG# OAH002) UG OAH002
2 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written Graded artists statement/write up for Project #2 (week 14)
Communication – Speech Graded oral presentation (week 16)
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Videos/Websites on photography history and artists to be included on graded quiz 2 (week 3), ethics on graded quiz 3 (week 4)
Critical Thinking Determining exposures Exer, 3 (Week 3)
Information Literacy Digital photography requires students to copy photos to CD and private server (all exercises and Projects), Reading/writing meta data, Playback (Exer. 3 week 3)
Quantitative Literacy Determining exposure, using light meter, Depth of field (Exer. 10 week 10

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessment - - How it is met & When it is met

1. TAG- Establish an understanding of the basics principles and techniques of digital photographic design as it pertains to print, videography, multimedia and web design.

Weekly quizzes (week 1-5) and photo exercises (week 1 -15); discussions (week 6 & 11).

2. TAG-Identify the terminology of photography as it pertains to framing, point of view, final output (print, web, video) and print tonal quality, processes, equipment, and storage.

Weekly Quizzes and exercises, Projects (Week 7 & 15), Oral report (week 16).
3. Understand the parts of the camera.

Weekly exercises, Projects (Week 7 & 15),

Quiz 1 (week 2)

4. Demonstrate the ability to photograph in studio and field situations.

Weekly exercises, Projects (Week 7 & 15)

5. Utilize the techniques of interpersonal skills used in studio portraiture.

Portraiture exercise (week 7 &11)

6. Demonstrate the use of studio lighting equipment and techniques.

Portraiture and Object exercises (week 6,7, 10 and 11)

7. Illustrate the techniques and process of studio still life.

Object exercise (week 6 & 8)

8. Illustrate the sequencing and documentation of an event(s) to communicate an idea(s).

Documentation/Journalism Exercise (week 9)

9. TAG-To instill a sense of appreciation of the historical and contemporary approaches to photography.

Quiz #2 (week 2), Photographer

Video/Discussion (week 6 & 11), Oral Report (week 16)

10. Discuss the ethical and legal ramifications of photographic contents and activities.

Online Discussion (week 3)


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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