CVHS Course Catalog (A-Z)

Art Foundations 1

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V1051
  • Q2 - V1062 
USOE Course Code:
  • 2010000060 
Description:

This course provides an introduction to fundamental techniques and concepts of representational and expressive drawing within a variety of media. Emphasis is on object representation, spatial illusion, and the organization of structural relationships in two-dimensional space.

Credits .50

Basic Digital Photography I

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V1071
  • Q2 - V1082
USOE Course Code:
  •  40130000012
Description:

**Student MUST have a digital camera with manual settings.
Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn't seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition to create art. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs.

Minimum equipment requirements for this course are cameras with adjustable Mode settings.

Camera Guide: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/digital-cameras.htm
Camera Explanation Video: https://www.cnet.com/topics/cameras/buying-guide/

Credits:  .50

Basic Digital Photography II

CSD Course Code:
  • Q1 - V1091
  • Q2 - V1102 
USOE Course Code:
  •  40130000012
Description:

**Student MUST have a digital camera with manual settings.
In today's world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas in which professional photographers may choose to specialize, like wedding and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history, and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye-catching photograph. Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography I.

Minimum equipment requirements for this course are cameras with adjustable Mode settings.

Camera Guide: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/digital-cameras.htm
Camera Explanation Video: https://www.cnet.com/topics/cameras/buying-guide/

Credits:  .50