2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

COMM 630 - Digital Visual Communication

Credits: Three (3)
The objective of this course is to educate students on how to use and understand photography as a tool in communication. Students will learn how to create professional photographs with their iPad or Digital Camera and grasp an understanding on how to read those photographs from an objective lens. There will be a survey of topics ranging from photojournalism ethics to fashion model objectification that will widen one’s appreciation of how photography changes society for the good and bad. The course will be deep rooted in photography theory and critical thinking. Students will graduate will the basic skills of an entry level photographer and have a portfolio of images to illustrate their competency. The experience will accumulate in a final photo-thesis where the student will argue with media theory (Punctum and Studum Theory) why the images they created are powerful.