PHO101 Photography I (Basic) (3)
This is a basic course that includes familiarization with the digital single lens reflex camera and its technical controls. The course covers the use of camera functions: lens, exposure, f-stops, and shutter speeds. Digital printing methods and the use of Photoshop as image editing tool will be included. Students will also be introduced to silver based materials and darkroom printmaking. Emphasis will be placed on self-expression, compositional skills, and the aesthetic importance of the image. Students must have access to a digital SLR camera with the ability for manual control and RAW image capture.
PHO103 Photography II (Advanced Black and White) (3)
This is an advanced photography course in the refinement of the gelatin silver black and white image. The technical controls of the photographic materials, film and paper, will be stressed through an introduction to the zone system. The process of previsualization and experimental darkroom manipulations will be explored. Students will also be introduced to studio lighting systems, SLR digital cameras, and advanced digital workflow techniques.
PHO107 History of Photography (3)
This course provides an introduction to the history of still photography as an art medium. The course will cover developments of the photographic image from 1839 to the present. Emphasis will be placed on individual artists, artistic movements, and photography as a communication tool.
PHO108 Applied Photography I (1)
This course is designed for the student with an interest in commercial photography. The student will have supervised assignments in a field relating to their professional interests. Such areas may include, but are not limited to, portraiture, fashion, industrial, or illustration photography. The class will meet one hour per week, with additional hours arranged as necessary.
PHO109 Studio Photography I (1)
This course is designed for the student with an interest in fine arts photography. The course will provide an opportunity to explore the possibilities of self-expression with the photographic image. Students may elect to explore non-silver (alternative) photographic processes as well, including, but not limited to, palladium printing, salted paper prints, carbon, or kallitype prints. The course will meet one hour per week, with additional hours arranged as necessary.
PHO200 Photography III (Color) (3)
This is an advanced course using digital technologies to examine, explore, and apply color theory in photographic works. The course will focus on the advanced use of Photoshop, color balancing, and management systems in digital printing. The emphasis of the course is on self-expression using color as a tool for mood and emotional value. Students must have access to a high quality digital SLR camera with the ability for manual control and RAW image capture.
PHO205 Lighting Techniques (3)
This course provides an introduction to the physical laws of light and photographic lighting techniques. The course will cover terminology and lighting techniques for form, texture, and separation, using both portraiture and still life. Assignments will include controls and exposure of natural, tungsten, and strobe lighting systems.
PHO206 Photography IV (Large Format) (3)
Prerequisite: PHO200, PHO103
This course covers basic theory and practical applications in the use of the view camera, including exposure techniques and related processing systems. The course introduces sheet film development and view camera operations. Assignments will be given in architecture, product and advertising, and fine art photography. Studio lighting techniques with tungsten and strobe systems will be used.
PHO208 Applied Photography II (1)
This is an advanced course designed for the student with professional goals in commercial photography. The student will continue to concentrate on a series of photographs that will relate to their professional interests in a specific field. The class will meet one hour per week, with additional hours arranged as necessary.
PHO209 Studio Photograpy II (1)
This advanced course is designed for the student with professional goals in the photographic fine arts. Students will continue to explore the photographic image as a tool for self-expression. Students may elect to work with traditional or non-traditional processes. The course will meet one hour per week, with additional hours arranged as necessary.
PHO210 Landscape Photography (3)
Prerequisite: PHO101 - Photography I (Basic)
This course allows students to work in the natural environments of the landscape. The goal of the course is to expand technical and aesthetic photographic skills by working in practical and unique field locations. Daily field sessions and lectures will be scheduled as well as individual assistance. The student will select a field project of their choice. Topics could include, but are not limited to, fine art landscape, wildlife, macro, and portrait location photography.
PHO260 Portfolio Preparation (1)
Prerequisite: Sophomore status
This course is intended to provide students with the skills and knowledge to design and prepare a portfolio that can be used for college admissions or scholarship applications as well as for pursuing employment opportunities.