Summer Curriculum Proposal Format

Please use the following format to submit curriculum proposals for Summer quarter. Address all bold items in your proposal. If you have clarifying questions, email for clarification.

See examples of summer class descriptions from 2017 online at

Your Name: 

Title of class: 

Preferred Time of Day: (Day or Evening or Weekends)

Session Preference: Select First, Second, or Full summer session. First session runs June 25 – July 27; second runs July 30 – September 1, 2017; full session runs June 25-September 1. Evaluation week follows each session.

Credits: How many credits in quarter hours. Note: for a 5-week half-session, you need to meet for twice as many hours per week as in a normal quarter. A 4-credit class would meet 8 hours per week in a half-session, 4 hours per week for full session

Enrollment: How many students may enroll. Enrollment is set at 25 per faculty member unless resources or space restrictions apply.

Standing: Is this class open to all class levels, or is there any restrictions. Example: junior-senior only. 

Contact Hours: Total number over the quarter. Multiply the number of quarter hour credits by 10. See the note above under Credits. 

Description: Write a description that will motivate a potential student to take the class.

Example: What is a Photograph?  Alternative Photographic Processes include a broad range of techniques rooted in 19th century photographic printmaking that predate traditional negative-to-positive gelatin silver printing. Contemporary photography is experiencing a revival of these traditional methods, now applied in hybrid and intermedia practices. This program is specifically designed to support students as they test the boundaries of the common understanding of “photography” and pursue informed experimentation with processes and materials. We’ll focus on the meaning and modes of cameraless photography and abstraction and explore the language of the photogram, a cameraless image closely related to the monoprint, in cyanotype and in the darkroom. We’ll also make paper and film negatives in the field with our own pinhole cameras and create negatives by hand with ink, paint, and more. From hand-coating paper with emulsions to timing sun exposures, we will work together to better understand how to put these methods to use in your own creative practice. Classes will combine demonstrations, supervised studio work, group critique and discussion, and short lectures on historical and contemporary practices and artists. This course is suited to students new to photography who want to learn basic photographic principles through experimental, low-tech methods; advanced photography students who are ready to incorporate non-silver, non-digital techniques in their practice and experiment with new materials; and students with a background in 2D media who are interested in exploring the rich intersections among drawing, painting, printmaking and photographic processes.

Fields of Study: Example for the above offering: art history and visual arts

Campus Location: Olympia or Tacoma

Preparatory for studies or careers in:

Prerequisites, if any:

Online instruction: Is there a required online component? What portion of the class? Give a percentage. (We use the Canvas platform)

Schedule: You may choose either a day schedule or an evening schedule; evening classes generally begin at 6pm, weekend classes generally run from 9-5 or 10-5 on Saturday and/or Sunday). Example: Mon & Wed 10am -5pm; Thur 10am -12pm.

Contact Hours Plan: Example: 2 days @ 6 hrs each; 1 day @ 4 hrs

Required Fees, if any: (You must charge students fees to cover any overnight field trips, or the price of admission to outside events, or for materials they will keep. Example: $75 fee for photographic supplies.

Special Expenses, if any: (These are out-of-pocket expenses not included in tuition and fees. An example is below). Example: Expect to also spend up to approx $50-75 on art supplies specific to your project and a required textbook.