In this course, students develop a thematic body of work that can be used for Advanced Placement Portfolio, college admissions, scholarships and student exhibitions. As students move into this course, content is driven by the interest of the individual photographers. Students submit proposals for their body of work and spend the semester creating work that is technically refined and more intellectually challenging. To this end, students are expected to work more independently and to develop a personal artistic direction or theme. All students write an artist statement and demonstrate exceptional commitment to creating art for this course. Permission from the instructor is a prerequisite to this course. (Semester, .50 credit)