Grading Criteria

Your final course grade will be an average of 100-point scale based on the following:

Assignment Points
Projects 42
Exercises 28
Tutorials & Quizzes 20
Readings and Posts 5
Online Digital Portfolio 5
Total 100
projects (42 points)
Each project is designed to implement the tools and techniques you have learned in class. Projects will be assigned each class and are due the following class unless otherwise instructed. Projects will be evaluated according to their individual grading criteria.

Project 1: My Camera                                                                                           6 points
Project 2: Seeing Light: Depth of Field                                                             6 points
Project 3: Same Space, Different Perspective                                                6 points
Project 4: Exploring Time Through Shutter Speed                                        8 points
Project 5: Conceptual Portraiture                                                                     8 points
Project 6: Content, Light & Color – Final Project                                           8 points

exercise (28 points)
This exercise complements your learning by pushing you to photograph daily with intention. It extends the projects since it’s ongoing and not restricted to a set deadline. Although you are expected to take 36 shots weekly in any of the categories below and share them on your online digital portfolio.

  • Each of the assignments will be evaluated according to a specific list of required criteria given to you with the assignment.
  • Class participation and in class productivity portion of your score will be based on promptness, your participation in discussions and critiques, and in class work ethic (ex: no parallel talk, no cell or electronic device usage, no ipod listening, or working on anything not related to class work, disappearing from class, etc…)
  • Readings do count. Evidence of reading should be visible in blog posts, projects and class discussion. Failure to carefully read will impact these components of your grade.
  • Student grades will be negatively affected by late assignments, poor participation or preparedness.


Class Participation

This is hybrid course, we meet in-person twelve (12) Saturdays (including for final assessment) during the semester. On the other three (3) weeks you are supposed to complete online assignments based on the classroom activities. The online assignments are due Saturday morning by 10 am for online discussion. It is important that you post your work on-time and on in-person meeting days arrive to class on time & prepared. Each class you will be learning a new concept and/or technique.

When you miss an in-person class, or don’t post your work by Saturday at 10 am you will be considered absent.

Late arrivals and early departures, as well as late postings are disruptive to your peers and yourself and affect your class participation. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain any missed handouts, information, and assignments from the course website: Once you have reviewed the class content and homework for the missed day, e-mail or text your instructor with any questions.

You will be expected to turn in any assignments that were given on their assigned due date, as well as keep your digital portfolio up to date. As this is a hybrid course , even if you miss an in-person meeting, the work will still be due on that day.

Midterm and Final Self-Evaluation