Course Title: Photography
Course Code: AWQ3M
Course Type: College/University Prep
Credit Value: 1.0
Prerequisite: Visual Arts,Grade 9 or 10, Open Ownership of a digital camera is strongly recommended.
Curriculum Policy Document: The Arts, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12, 2010
Course Developer: Kydan Educational Services
Development Date: 2016-2017
Course Description: In this course, students will explore photography as an expressive art form. Students will learn about manual photography with a particular focus on traditional SLR camera, film and darkroom techniques. DSLR and/or digital point-and-shoot camera techniques, as well as Photoshop image enhancement and manipulation techniques will also be explored. Design theory as it relates to photography as an artistic medium is another essential component of this course, as is the history of art, especially pertaining to photography. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the entrance requirements for specific college and university programs. It is also recommended for students who, in addition to furthering their enjoyment in the visual arts, wish to develop skills that relate strongly to the workplace, such as critical thinking, creative problem solving, time management, organization, mentorship, and collaboration.