ART 261 : Darkroom Photography

Transcript title

Darkroom Photography



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 161.


This course is an application of darkroom photography. Students must have prior knowledge of traditional black and white film photography including: camera operation, film processing and darkroom printing. Emphasis is on creative problem solving and understanding the photographic concepts used to create good visual communication. Requirements include outside-of-class shooting, and independent in-lab processing and printing. In-class photo critiques of work and a hanging of work are a major part of this course.

Learning outcomes

1. Students will practice the art form of black and white darkroom photography.
2. Students will develop creative problem solving skills.
3. Students will expand knowledge of shooting, film processing, darkroom printing, presentation.
4. Students will see, analyze, and critique photographs.
5. Students will develop their own voice as a photographer.

Content outline

1. Black and white darkroom photography
2. Creative problem solving skills
3. Shooting, film processing, darkroom printing and presentation
4. Analyze and critique photographs

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading is based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of critiques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.

Outside of

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