Newspace (NEW) Course Proposal Form
Newspace Center for Photography connects and inspires people by offering an accessible place for everyone to create, learn, and engage in the evolution of the image. This form is intended for prospective instructors or current instructors to propose a new course, or if a current course has significantly changed in content and technical needs.
Start Date: April 10, 2017
End Date: June 23, 2017

Exhibition: See STUDENT exhibition proposal field in this document.

Due Dates: This form is due on or before January 9th, 2017


• Please fill out ALL of the fields on this form.
• Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
• Newspace only accepts electronic proposals.

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First Name
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Last Name
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Website/Online Portfolio
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Brief Bio
Please briefly give a description of your art making and teaching experience.
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Course Information
COURSE TITLE: Basic Digital Photography
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Approaching photography as a universal language of visual culture, as well as an artistic medium, this course introduces basic digital camera techniques, photographic composition, basic digital photo editing techniques, image sequences, and digital color process printing techniques. This course is recommended for beginners.
PREREQUISITES: Students should have a DSLR camera and basic computer skills.
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Course Description
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Which days are you available to teach? Please list the number of sessions with dates and times you prefer to offer your course. Because of possible conflicts with other course offerings, please list 3 possible dates and times for your course and rate them. (1=first choice, 2=second, 3=third). For example: 1: 5 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, April 12 – May 10, 2016. All dates should fall within the overall seasonal term dates listed at the top of the form.
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CAMERA classes provide students with technical knowledge of manual camera controls, fundamentals of light, and compositional techniques.
CREATIVE classes give students the opportunity to explore new concepts, experiment with process, and see photography in a new way.
DARKROOM classes provide students a background in traditional and alternative darkroom practices. DIGITAL classes give students expert instruction in industry-standard digital applications in print or electronic forms of visual information, as for advertisement, publication, or web.
LIGHTING courses offer students hands-on instruction in how light works, how to harness the power of light from many different sources, and how to use light to create.
TIME-BASED MEDIA includes video, film, slide, audio, or computer-based technologies that offer students an opportunity to use duration as an added dimension to the image.
Select Discipline/s
What best describes this course? Please mark all that apply.
What experience level is this course appropriate for?
Age range
What age range is this course intended for?
Your Teaching Practice
What are you most excited about teaching in this course and why?
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Why is this important to you as an artist and professional and why do you think it will be important for your students to learn?
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Describe your approach to teaching:
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Learning Outcomes and Indicators
It is important for us to be able to communicate to prospective students what knowledge, skills, and techniques they should leave the class understanding or being able to execute. Please list up to 8 skills/techniques, concepts, and industry terms/visual vocabulary students can expect to learn. Connect the learning outcomes to related concepts, industry specific terms, and/or art practices (art-making methods) relevant to your course proposal. Some learning outcomes might include, but are not limited to: Art Knowledge, Skills, Processes, Critique, Communication, and Community-Building.

1. Depth-of-field: Students will be able to manipulate aperture and shutter to achieve adequate exposures, andachieve intentional effects of short and long depth-of-field.

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Learning outcome 4
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Learning outcome 8
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Assessing Student Learning
How will you and your students know whether they have achieved the outcomes you described above? How will you reflect along with your students on their progress? You may choose one or more of the following examples, or use your own reflection processes: creating exit slips or opportunities for written reflection, completing a specific project, comparing/contrasting artwork in the gallery or in a critique setting, etc.
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Images and Resources
List a few of the artists, images, websites, art history, or museum exhibit examples you might use as a resource to share with your students:
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Exhibition Space
Newspace occasionally has free wall space between exhibitions and one wall dedicated to Educational programming. We would like to show student work in short Pop-Up Shows in our auxiliary gallery. If you are interested in exhibiting student work, please describe possible final exhibition piece(s).
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Learning space
Studio/Classroom space
Choose a learning space from the list below you wish to use from week to week (or day to day). Most classes will have access to one studio, but exceptions can be made for additional studios or alternative spaces. If your class will be taking a Field Trip, please indicate that in the next question.
Field trip or offsite shooting
Will this course include taking a field trip offsite or doing any offsite shooting?
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Basic Schedule
Please give us a general idea of the day-to-day or week-to-week layout of curriculum. This should make connections with the learning outcomes above. Shorter format classes are 1 - 3 days of instruction, where as, longer classes may run once a week for 6 weeks, typically.
Class 1
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Class 2
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Class 3
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Class 4
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Class 5
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Class 6
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Class 7
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Class 8
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Any additional information you would like to add.
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Next steps
Please give the Education Director time to consider your proposal. The Education Director will follow-up with you and request a Curriculum Vitae that includes a list of courses you have taught, and images of your work and/or your students work.
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