UNIVERSITY MISSION
Felician University is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan University founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition. Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts. The enduring purpose of Felician University is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES MISSION
The School of Arts and Sciences is committed to promoting the University’s Franciscan-Felician mission by providing an environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development of our students. The Liberal Arts curriculum challenges students to explore creative ways of thinking within a broad scope of study that integrates intellectual traditions with essential values. Our diverse programs encourage students to become lifelong learners and compassionate contributors to the well-being of others throughout their lives.

DEPARTMENT OF ART MISSION
The Art Program at Felician College produces artists with the skills, knowledge, and critical sensibility to effectively communicate ideas through individual forms of expression. Offering a variety of courses in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography and New Media, the Department's objective is to emphasize the teaching of technique in concert with the critical study of different historical forms of art production, providing a life-long reference of cultural understanding.

Through a rigorous and dynamic curriculum, graduates of the Art Program will be able to implement a variety of creative skills and techniques, as well as produce a range of forms and styles; critique works of art based on their survey knowledge of major historical examples and schools of thought; recognize trends in contemporary cultural thinking; understand the importance of the arts in society; assess their personal strengths and interests; and create and present work suitable for exhibition and publication. Ultimately, graduates will be able to integrate and synthesize their skills, knowledge, and experience into a powerful career strategy.


ART-275-SA
ART-275-HON

INTERNATIONAL VISUAL STUDIES: PHOTOGRAPHY

3 credits, undergraduate, traditional
Spring 2017
F 11:25-12:40, Martin 301

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Michael J. Nyklewicz, M.A.
Associate Professor
Email: nyklewiczm@felician.edu
201-335-1437

Office Hours


Resources

CAPA

Updated: 01/20/17


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This Study Abroad course introduces students to the unique demands of travel photography and shooting on locations. While living and studying abroad, students detail their experiences through photographs, considering various techniques for shooting in crowds, from a distance, and in low-light conditions without a flash, among others. Expressive use of color and composition, as well as narrative concepts, will also be discussed. Prerequisites: none.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course satifies GECC Theme Area VIII - Global Consciousness:

  1. Identify cross-cultural issues, ideologies, perspectives, and the contributions that people of diverse backgrounds bring to an interdependent and multicultural world.
  2. Incorporate world cultures and global perspectives into a universal (catholic) worldview.

In this course, students will:


REQUIRED READINGS

REQUIRED MATERIAL


COURSE CONTENT - Spring

Week One (01/20)
Overview & Introduction

The difference between Study Abroad and Vacation - required documents - currency exchange - language considerations - what to expect (and not expect) living in another country.

Week Two (01/27)
Travel Photography
On location - reacting to what’s around you - working with what you have - review of camera functions - keeping a visual record of your experiences - keeping a written record of your experiences - combing the visual and the written.

Week Three (02/03)
PEOPLE

Week Four (02/10)
Project Review

Week Five (02/17)
Presentation
Student Presentation: What do you want to do in Florence?

Week Six (02/24)
PLACES

Week Seven (03/03)
Project Review

Week Eight (03/10)
Spring Break

Week Nine (03/17)
Presentation
Student Presentation on a cultural institution in Florence

Week Ten (03/24)
Midterm

Week Eleven (03/31)
THINGS

Week Twelve (04/07)
Presentation
Student presentation on a restaurant in Florence.

Week Thirteen (04/14)
Easter

Week Fourteen (04/21)
Presentation
Student presentation on an area outside of Florence.

Week Fifteen (04/28)
Sharing Your Experiences in Print
Preparing images for printing – ink-jet media choices – book design.

Week Sixteen (05/05)
Sharing Your Experiences Online
Preparing files for web delivery – social media – other methods of presentation.

Week Seventeen (05/12)
Pre-Departure Prep
Checklist of essentials – what to pack and what not to pack.

 

 

COURSE CONTENT - Summer

Departure - Newark
05/22/15

Class One
Location Shoot: Boboli Gardens

Class Two
Location Shoot: Piazzale Michelangelo; San Lorenzo Market

Class Three
Location Shoot: Alinari; Piazza della Repubblica

Class Four
Location Shoot: Santa Croce; Sant'Ambrogio Market

Class Five
Location Shoot: Casa Buonarotti; Fiesole

Class Six
Location Shoot: Piazza della Signoria; Palazzo Vecchio

Class Seven
Location Shoot: Uffizi

Class Eight
Location Shoot: Academia

Class Nine
Location Shoot: Duomo

Class Ten
Location Shoot: Bargello; Strozzi

Class Eleven
Location Shoot: Palazzo Pitti

Class Twelve
Location Shoot: Rome

Class Thirteen
Location Shoot: Pisa

Class Fourteen
Location Shoot: Lucca

Class Fifteen
Presentation

Departure - Firenze
06/20/16


GRADING RUBRICS

Projects 1 pt. 0.5 pt. 0.25 pt.
Focusing
Image is sharply focused, clearly emphasizing the subject. Image is softly focused, emphaszing the subject. Image is out of foucs.
Exposure
Image is properly exposed, with details in shadows and highlights. Image is under/over-exposed, with some loss of detail.
Image is under/over-exposed, with loss of detail.
Composition
Image is thoughtfully and creatively composed; follows project parameters. Image is thoughtfully composed with minimal distractions; somewhat follows project parameters. Image is carelessly composed; does not follow project parameters.
Originality
Interpretation of the project shows independent thought and creative ideas. Intepretation of the project shows some creativity, but lacks in realization of ideas. Interpretation of the project is obvious.
Ingenuity Appropriate use of the features of Photoshop effectively communicates ideas. Somewhat appropriate use of the features of Photoshop, but lacks relevance to ideas. Indiscriminate use of the features of Photoshop.
Accuracy Photoshop effects are meticulously applied, indistinguishable from the captured image. Photoshop effects are carefully, but not seamlessly, applied. Photoshop effects are carelessly applied.

 

GRADING POLICIES

Total percentage is 100, which is translated into a letter grade using the standards published in the Felician University Catalog.  There will be no grading “curve.”

Felician University operates on the 4.00 grading system and determines the academic standing of students according to the following scale:

Grade Description Numerical Equivalent Quality Points
A Outstanding 100-95 4.000
A- Excellent 94-90 3.670
B+ Very Good 89-87 3.333
B Good 86-83 3.000
B- Above Average 82-80 2.670
C+ Average 79-77 2.333
C Acceptable 76-70 2.000
D Poor 69-65 1.000
F Failure 64 or below 0.000
FA Failure due to non-attendance 64 or below

0.000


 

COURSE POLICIES

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