Purpose:
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of photography. This course focuses on the fundamentals of digital photography and focuses on images that combine both craft/technique and idea. A major emphasis is placed on the development of a strong conceptual foundation from which to approach the making and understanding of photography as a communication medium.

Objectives
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1.    Students will be able to create images/impressions that communicate symbolic messages
2.    Students will be able to interpret and critically analyze photographic works of art both verbally and in writing.
3.    Students will be able to articulate relationships between photographic works of art and their contexts in culture, society, and individual identity.
4.    Students will be able to understand and apply many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images, and access and use visual materials ethically.
5. Students will be able to integrate Graphic Design & Photography skill for careers in journalism, public relations and the print media in general.