Studio: Photography

Deepen your personal studio practice while you explore best practices and practical strategies to incorporate photography in the art classroom.

3 Credits|8 Weeks|$1275

Ansel Adams once said, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” In this class, participants will take on both of these roles. As the photographer, participants will plan and execute imagery of their own. As the viewer, participants will reflect upon the work of peers as well as other artists. Together, course members will embark upon a mutually powerful learning experience that can influence not only their own personal studio practice but instructional decisions in the art classroom as well.

Participants will learn the basics of photography through the creation of visual stories and explore best practices and meaningful strategies for approaching photography with students. The culmination of the course will include developing a comprehensive portfolio of studio work alongside practical tools for the classroom.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video input and output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)


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