Available to: all students

Schedule: one semester

Special notes: This semester-long course must be paired with another arts course before graduation in order to fulfill Stevenson’s diploma requirement. To fulfill the “f” arts admissions requirement for the UC and Cal State schools, the second course should also be in the visual arts discipline.

Students establish a foundation in working with 35mm film, gaining confidence in manual camera operation, changing film to reels, and darkroom developing and printing. In addition, students learn early alternative process techniques including building their own Camera Obscura, cyanotypes, and anthotypes. Hands-on class projects are supplemented with an introduction to the history of photography and the exploration of diverse image-making artists across the globe. The class culminates in an exhibition of student work. Students should supply their own 35mm SLR film camera such as the Canon AE-1 or the Pentax K1000. Assistance is available upon review.