|Course title||ECTS Credits||Semester||Annotation|
|1st academic year|
|Foreign Language 1||3||Autumn||Foreign language (English) 1 increases the knowledge of language, improves speaking and writing skills on various topics, helps to convey heard or read information. The subject assists students to form strong spoken language skills that will be needed in their chosen field. Various speaking, writing, reading and listening tasks are included in the subject. Students are taught to express thoughts correctly, fluently, visually, and creatively on different topics both orally and in writing; students are acquainted with active and passive vocabulary of specific topics and are trained to use them correctly. The study subject encourages students to independently search for various literature and information to enrich their vocabulary.|
|Basics of Photography 1||6||Autumn||The course unit “Basics of Photography 1” introduces students to classification of cameras, classification of lenses and their schemes, analyzes the intensity of light, the angle of visual field of lens, lens brightness bar, diaphragm. Discusses the locks and their types. Examines how to reduce the graininess and contrast in negative, teaches students how to choose retouching means and tools in negative and to retouch the negative; how to choose retouching means and tools in positive and to retouch the positive. The aim is to understand the leveling of photos, cropping, gluing, the toning of photos and saturation of photographs.
The aim is to gain an understanding of sharpening, composition of developer, properties, durability, temperature. Analyzes the washing and drying process of negative and positive photographic material, capture, contact and projection pressure.
|Basics of Composition||6||Autumn||The course unit “Basics of Composition” consists of the two main themes: the basics of composition and examination of color-science objects. The first part introduces the basics of composition and its influence on artistic creation. Analysis of the principles of composition structure, beginning with the understanding of image and form. Analysis of the processes of composition of separate parts and elements that form the whole of composition. The simplest composing expression elements, such as a point, a line, a stain are discussed and their practical application. Composition harmonization means: symmetry, asymmetry, statics, dynamics, contrast and nuance are mastered in practice. Their importance for composition in photography is summarized.
The second part presents the concepts of color – science, their influence on the artistic composition and photographic performance. Color models, classification, terms are analyzed. Examines the symbolism of colors, color associations and psychological effects. Analysis of a purposeful color selection. An overview of the influence of color on photography.
|Creative Project in Photography||6||Autumn||The course unit “Creative Project in Photography” introduces students to the principles of camera operation, control and selection of settings, classification of lenses. Students learn how to set the light level in photos and apply the basic principles of composition. The works of famous photographers are analyzed from a technical and aesthetic point of view. By using the possibilities of modern photographic techniques and the principles of photographic composition, students create a series of small-scale photographs of a certain genre.|
|Creative Writing||3||Autumn||During this course students are introduced to some fundamental elements and principles of creative writing. They get acquainted with the tools for unfolding their creativity and imagination, learn basics of creative writing technique, analyze examples of quality literature. Writing workshops give them hands on experience of various methods, and stuctured texts writing practice.
The goal of this subject is to provide students with theory and practice, to unfold their creativity, and to improve their creative writing skills.
|Drawing 1||3||Autumn||The course unit “Drawing 1” is designed to provide students with knowledge of drawing and drawing requirements, introducing the basic principles of composition; discusses the rules of setting up a perspective and proportions; analyzes the importance of light and shadow in a drawing painting geometrical shapes, household items and groups of objects. Observed and evaluated environment, properly chosen motives for drawing.
Conveys three-dimensional image of a visual object or a group of objects, materiality; form is modeled in tones. While drawing a still-life various lighting effects are adapted. Students independently and creatively experiment using various drawing tools and techniques. Completed drawings are analyzed and assessed.
|Foreign Language 2||3||Spring||Foreign language (English) 2 increases the knowledge of language, improves speaking and writing skills on various topics, helps to convey heard or read information. The subject assists students to form strong spoken language skills that will be needed in their chosen field. Various speaking, writing, reading and listening tasks are included in the subject. Students are taught to express thoughts correctly, fluently, visually, and creatively on different topics both orally and in writing; students are acquainted with active and passive vocabulary of specific topics and are trained to use them correctly. The course unit encourages students to independently search for various literature and information to enrich their vocabulary.|
|Alternative Processes in Photography||6||Spring||The course unit “Alternative Processes in Photography” acquaints students with various alternative processes in photography, it seeks to master the usage of equipment and tools in alternative photographic processes and the knowledge of materials used in alternative processes. Students learn to master Cynotype technology, Gumbichromate technology and the application of photosynthesis in photography. Completed projects are analyzed, discussed.|
|Basics of Architecture Photography||3||Spring||The course unit is designed to acquaint students with the peculiarities of photographing architecture, equipment, lighting, architectural context. Importance of season, day time, weather conditions in architecture photography is discussed. Students learn to photograph a chosen interior, exterior, small architecture forms using a small, medium and large format cameras with the aim to achieve similar results and prepare them for presentation/exhibiting.|
|Basics of Using Photographic Equipment||3||Spring||The course unit “Basics of Using Photographic Equipment” is designed to provide students with the key skills and knowledge of the correct functioning of photographic equipment and materials.|
|Creativity Development Project 1||3||Spring||The course is designed to enable students to develop motivated creative and critical thinking. The course explores the concept of creativity, the assumptions and main factors of creative thinking.The most effective principles, methods, cases of practice and tools for the development of creative and critical thinking are presented and analyzed. It also explores how to use these skills in the development and marketing of art projects.|
|Drawing 2||6||Spring||The course unit “Drawing 2” is designed to acquire the basic knowledge of human plastic anatomy, to understand the human body proportions and the laws of statics, dynamics, conveying the character of a movement. While drawing and sketching a portrait and a figure, rules of composition and proportions are applied.
While painting interior and exterior, perspective laws are repeated, it reflects various lighting effects, different tools and techniques are used.
|Creative Photography Internship 1||6||Spring||During the course, in cooperation with museums, agencies, cultural and social institutions, students get acquainted with the essence, features and requirements of the proposed project. They improve their skills in generating and formulating artistic ideas and develops individual and team work skills. Students prepare a personal visual project according to the formulated requirements.|
|2nd academic year|
|Applied Computer Software||3||Autumn||The course unit “Applied Computer Programs” introduces students to computer graphics programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. During the study process students consistently penetrate into digital image processing, correction methods, creating individual sheets. Students are taught how to select the appropriate digital image processing techniques and creatively adapt them to different genres of images.|
|Basics of Photography 2||3||Autumn||The course unit “Basics of Photography 2” introduces to digital photography. Analyzes the color calibration process. Discusses the input devices – scanner, scanning tip, digital camera, digital tip and output devices – monitor, printer. The laboratory work is performed, special attention is paid to the color calibration process.|
|Theory and Practice of Photojournalism||6||Autumn||The course unit is designed to acquaint students with the nature of photojournalism, its purpose, functions, start and development, problems, photojournalism genres and photoreportage principles are analysed as well as photojournalist‘s work aspects and challenges, the specifics of using photographic means of expression in photojournalist‘s work are explained.|
|Painting||6||Autumn||The course unit “Painting” introduces traditional and modern painting technologies, contemporary painting characteristics, new forms of artistic expression. Discusses, analyzes relevant historical and contemporary examples of the art of painting. During practical and independent work search of individual ideas and their conveyance by the means of pictorial expression is encouraged, acquired knowledge of visual art is linked to the practice of art photography.|
|Commercial Photography||6||Spring||The techniques of script development are introduced, the aspects of raising and substantiating the idea of a commercial / fashion photography project are discussed, the stages of preparation of the description of a commercial photography project are analyzed. Introduction to the management stages of an artistic fashion photography project – preparation of an estimate, formation of a team and possibilities of project realization and implementation.|
|Creativity Development Project 2||6||Spring||The course is designed to use in the practice the knowledge gained during the “Creativity Development Project 1” lectures. This course is based on the principle of project development and its demonstration. Students should create a creative, unique, original description of the project, implement it and present their work to the public on the principle they have come up with. During the course, knowledge in the field of art project management is deepened by highlighting the principles of production in the field of contemporary Lithuanian art.|
|3rd academic year|
|Creative Project in Photography 4||6||Autumn||This course introduces the stages of artistic photography project management – budget preparation, team building and project realization and implementation possibilities.|
|Two Dimensional Art Work Reproduction and Photography of Three Dimensional Art Objects||3||Spring||“Reproduction and Photography of Three Dimensional Art Objects” is designed to acquaint students with the peculiarities of 2D art work reproduction and photography of 3D art objects. Light control in the process of 2D art work reproduction and photography of 3D art objects is discussed. Laboratory works of 2D art work reproduction with small, medium and large format photographic equipment and using different lighting sources and configurations, polarized, unpolarized light, various ways of light formation. Laboratory works of taking pictures of 3D art objects using various natural and artificial light sources and their configurations as well as different light formation tools. Students will learn to photograph a chosen art object with different types photographic equipment.|
|Preparation of Student Achievement Portfolio||3||Spring||The course unit “Preparation of Student Achievement Portfolio” is designed to obtain knowledge and skills of collecting, classifying and presenting in digital format documents and other data to prove competences obtained during the studies. Achievement e-portfolio purpose, possibilities and aims are studied – collecting information about study achievements, selection, reflexions and self-assessment of achievemnts. E-portfolio forms, variety of ICT tools used in Portfolio preparation process are discussed during the course. Students prepare their e-portfolio of study achievements.|
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