POV3435 Black and White DarkroomBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
POV3435 Black and White Darkroom Fall 2 2 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : RA DENİZ DENİZEL
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims at an introduction to darkroom equipment and material.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Develop a personal style in photography.
2. Produce archival B&W prints.
3. Manage skilfully the equipments and materials.
4. Recognize different types of film and paper.
5. Practice advanced printing techniques.

Course Content

It focuses on the use of different film materials, film processing techniques and archival B&W processing and printing techniques.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to photography and basic principles.
2) Introduction to darkroom, equipment, materials. Working on the assignments.
3) Types of photographic film, basic film processing principles. Assignment I: Film processing. Working on the assignments.
4) Printing techniques. Working on the assignments.
5) Types of papers, paper development principles. Working on the assignments.
6) Contrast in print, expressing one's own style. Assignment II: 5 prints. Working on the assignments.
7) Safelight test. Working on the assignments.
8) The relationship of film processing to film density. Working on the assignments.
9) Characteristics of black & white print and examples from pioneer photographers. Assignment III: 5 prints. Working on the assignments.
10) Exposing films according to subject matter and printing technique. Working on the assignments.
11) Keeping prints and films safe, and preparing a portfolio. Working on the assignments.
12) Light-meters and light metering techniques. Assignment IV: 5 prints on a given subject. Working on the assignments.
13) Applying contrast filters, and using variable contrast values on a same print I. Working on the assignments.
14) Applying contrast filters, and using variable contrast values on a same print II. Working on the assignments.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Will be given weekly.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 10
Homework Assignments 4 % 40
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 4 56
Study Hours Out of Class 13 3 39
Homework Assignments 4 7 28
Final 1 1 1
Total Workload 124

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.