Category: Art

Digital-Photography

Digital Photography

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

In Digital Photography, students will learn the basics of photographic composition and lighting, the basics of using a digital camera and the basics of preparing a digital darkroom. Students will also learn basic color theory and the fundamentals of image processing. Students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of art and history of photography as a medium of expression. This course is designed for the student who has no background in photography.

Prerequisites:

Should be prepared to read and write at a 9th-grade level.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/digitalphotography

Required Materials:

Students require regular access to a working digital camera. Camera phones are not adequate for this course. To confirm that an individual camera is sufficient, please contact the lead teacher for details.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

This specific course requires that students will need to install the free, open-source editing program The GIMP, available at http://www.gimp.org/  or have access to the desktop version of Photoshop.  GIMP works on Windows 7/8.1/10 or MacOS.  The ChromeOS platform is not supported for this course.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: available
Spring: available
Summer: available

Lead Teacher:

Maggie Hunter, Powell County High School, maggie.hunter@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Art-History-and-Appreciation

Art History & Appreciation

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This online course is a general overview of the following topics: An introduction to the Visual Arts, Elements and Principles, Critiquing art, Prehistoric Art, Ancient Art, Ancient Roman, Early Christian and Medieval Art, the Renaissance, Art of the Americas, Baroque to the Romantics, Modern Art, African Art and Oceanic Art.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/arthistandapprec

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first come, first serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Spring: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Vivian Schultz, Wolf Point Public School, vivian.schultz@montanadigitalacademy.org

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AP-Art-History

AP® Art History A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

Within AP Art History, students will explore the interconnections between art, culture, and historical context using critical analysis through the critical lenses of artistic expression, cultural awareness, and purpose. Using a defined art historical skill set and reflective learning, students will analyze relationships across cultures with a global lens. The examination of how people have responded to and communicated their experiences through art will enable students to think conceptually about art ranging from prehistoric to contemporary. Students will be active participants, engaging with art and its context as they read, research, and collaborate to learn about art, artists, art making, and responses to and interpretations of art.

Follow the link below for the College Board description of this course:

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-art-history-course-description.pdf

Prerequisites:

None. However, the course does require a high degree of commitment to academic work and to the purposes of a program designed to meet college standards. Students who have done well in other courses in the humanities, such as history and literature, or in any of the studio arts are especially encouraged to enroll.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/aparthistory

Required Materials:

Teacher approved Art History book.

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Nicole Whitescarver, Missoula Country Public Schools, nicole.whitescarver@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 315
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815

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