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Kristy Boyce

Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Kristy Boyce

Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Currently Teaching

PHAP-302
3 Credits
Building on the content delivered in Advertising Photography I, Advertising Photography II will introduce business aspects involved in commercial photography. Students will create self-promotion materials as well as a resume/cover letter. A cohesive portfolio is required at the end of the course. Students will also work on a group project, introducing them to the collaborative nature of the advertising business. Assignments will emphasize conceptual over technical solutions.
PHAP-314
3 Credits
The course will provide an opportunity for experimentation with photographic light and its manipulation in a variety of situations both in and out of the studio. Assignments will range from simple portraits in the studio to complex locations, from simple still life set ups to intricate sets with groups of people. Methods of controlling a variety of lighting devices, both strobe and continuous-source, will be demonstrated and discussed.
PHAP-327
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to fashion photography and will look at fashion from a broad imaging perspective. There will be instruction on lighting, styling, and directing a fashion image, as well as developing concepts for photo shoots. Casting, studio and location practices, ethics, and the history of fashion photography will be addressed. Retouching of fashion photographs will be demonstrated.
PHAP-337
3 Credits
This course will introduce the storytelling side of professional photographic illustration. Assignments for this course will include recreating historical events, inventing futuristic scenes, and creating believable period pieces with an emphasis on visual narratives. Students will be introduced to project planning, concept development, scheduling, budgeting, casting, auditions, advanced lighting techniques, comprehensive preparation for large production, project management and post-production treatments. Students work on production teams to address large-scale photographic projects.
PHAR-101
4 Credits
This course will provide an immersive introduction to the field of the photographic arts. It will emphasize both craft and visual problem solving. The course will explore: seeing and appreciating the quality of light, image capture, photographic vision, historical and contemporary genres of photography, best practices and workflow as well as an introduction to the critique forum and its practices.
PHAR-102
4 Credits
This course will reinforce and build upon the skills learned in the first semester of Photographic Arts I. It will emphasize aesthetics, craft, visual problem solving and critical thinking skills - the foundations of the Photographic Arts curriculum. In this semester, the studio will be introduced as a space that can be used to create and control light. This course's curriculum will continue to emphasize both craft and visual problem solving required in high-level photographic imaging.
PHAR-160
3 Credits
An introduction to digital photography – technical, aesthetic, conceptual – for non-photography majors. Through weekly assignments, students will become familiar with the operation of a DSLR camera body/lens, while exploring the basic principles of lighting, depth of field, design, blur/stop motion, accurate exposure, and image manipulation. Lectures will address photographic aesthetics, contemporary and historical practices, and professional applications. Students will learn to critique work through participation in discussions of photographic assignments. Students are required to have their own DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. Non-photo majors only. **A materials fee is required for this course and an additional facilities fee for non-SPAS students**
PHAR-241
3 Credits
This course will further develop skills sets explored in the Foundations 4D Design course by introducing students to advanced techniques for shooting, lighting, color correction, audio formats, and multi-channel or multi camera editing, short-form moving media creation. The course will also explore the use of kinetic text, shape layers, and introduce the incorporation of 3D modeling into 2D video projects. Students will consider work by contemporary media creators as they plan and execute their own video projects. Upon completion of the course, students will have a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to create their own professional level video projects.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.

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