Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

PHOT 430 Contemporary Issues in Photography

3 credits 67.5 hours
400 level undergraduate course

Through the analysis and study of contemporary art practices, this course addresses select theories and critical ideas framing the world in which the photographic image exists. Connections are made between concepts and approaches relevant to 21st century artistic practice with an emphasis on philosophy, art history, art criticism, and cultural studies. Exploration of the art market and current trends facilitate an understanding of the contemporary climate not only in the art world at large, but also specific to the student artist. Coursework investigates aesthetics and the history of art movements, as well as new media and visual popular culture through critical writing, research and presentation, and curatorial approaches to photographic expression.

Prerequisites PHOT*330

Priority enrollment to Photography majors; Photography and Studio Photography minors. Fine Arts and Fine Arts majors with Photo concentration are also granted priority enrollment.
This course is not repeatable for credit.