Sarah Capawana

Residential Faculty - Photography / History of Photography

Art

Art

Office: AC 30 - Room: Office #124A

480-461-7516

480-461-7524 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM8:30 AM - 9:00 AM8:30 AM - 9:00 AM8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 
6:40 PM - 7:10 PM11:45 AM - 1:00 PM 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM 
    By appointment

Other times by appointment.

Profile

Sarah Capawana teaches Photography and the History of Photography at Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona. She has an MFA in Photography from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and a BA from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She was the Chairperson of the Art Department at MCC from 1995 - 2016.

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

ARH115 History of Photography 3 Credits
Survey of history of photography from beginning to present. Emphasizes medium's impact upon society and other visual arts. Technical developments, aesthetic concerns, and individual photographers studied. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24218
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
Mo
7:10 PM - 9:50 PM

Class Ended

Notes: ARH115 is recommended for photography majors in the AAFA-Art.

ART131 Photography I 3 Credits
Basic photographic principles and techniques. Basic camera functions and controls. Experience in the image-making process by creating and editing photographs for various display environments. Introduction to the photographic aesthetic and photography's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24169
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: ART131 requires either a fully adjustable high resolution digital camera or a 35mm fully adjustable film camera. This class is taught using Macintosh computers.

Additional Notes: ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art.

26609
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art.

ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 Credits
Fundamentals of digital photography. Includes camera operations, exposure techniques, introduction to digital output, and theory of digital photography. Prerequisites: None.
ART142 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and Graphic Design. It is also required for all tracks of the AAS Digital Arts Degree. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art. Fully-adjustable, high-resolution, digital camera is required. (digital SLR recommended). Art100, Introduction to Computer Graphic Art, is highly recommended as a precursor to this course. This class is taught using Macintosh computers. A DSLR camera is required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24171
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Additional Notes: ART142 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and Graphic Design. It is also required for all tracks of the AAS Digital Arts Degree. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art. Fully-adjustable, high-resolution, digital camera is required. (digital SLR recommended). Art100, Introduction to Computer Graphic Art, is highly recommended as a precursor to this course. This class is taught using Macintosh computers. A DSLR camera is required.

Spring 2020

ARH115 History of Photography 3 Credits
Survey of history of photography from beginning to present. Emphasizes medium's impact upon society and other visual arts. Technical developments, aesthetic concerns, and individual photographers studied. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25009
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

32 of 40
Seats Available

Notes: ARH115 is recommended for photography majors in the AAFA-Art.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ART131 Photography I 3 Credits
Basic photographic principles and techniques. Basic camera functions and controls. Experience in the image-making process by creating and editing photographs for various display environments. Introduction to the photographic aesthetic and photography's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept2/art/. ART131 requires either a 35mm film camera or a digital camera with manual mode. This class is taught using Macintosh Computers. ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24981
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

6 of 16
Seats Available

Additional Notes: Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept2/art/. ART131 requires either a 35mm film camera or a digital camera with manual mode. This class is taught using Macintosh Computers. ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track.

ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3 Credits
Fundamentals of digital photography. Includes camera operations, exposure techniques, introduction to digital output, and theory of digital photography. Prerequisites: None.
Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept2/art/. It is recommended that students with little or no computer experience or those not familiar with Macintosh computers complete ART 100 prior to enrolling in ART142. ART142 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Art: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track. A DSLR camera is required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25039
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

Additional Notes: Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept2/art/. It is recommended that students with little or no computer experience or those not familiar with Macintosh computers complete ART 100 prior to enrolling in ART142. ART142 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Art: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track. A DSLR camera is required.

25034
Dobson Campus
Lecture/Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Open

7 of 16
Seats Available

Additional Notes: Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept2/art/. It is recommended that students with little or no computer experience or those not familiar with Macintosh computers complete ART 100 prior to enrolling in ART142. ART142 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Art: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track. A DSLR camera is required.

Degrees & Awards

MFA in Photography - Arizona State University

BA - Moravian College

MCC directories are not to be used for commercial or political solicitation of college employees by mail, email or telephone. MCC treats all student information as confidential.