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PHO104 Introduction to Digital Photography (3)
This is a basic course that provides familiarization with digital cameras and their technical controls. The course covers the use of camera functions: lens, exposure, f-stops, shutter speeds, and digital formats. Adobe Lightroom will be used as an image editing tool as well as digital printing output. The course will emphasize technical and compositional skills along with the aesthetic importance of the image. Students must have access to a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera or equivalent with the ability for manual control and RAW image capture.
PHO105 Introduction to Film Photography (3)
This course provides an introduction to film photography using a 35 mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera. The course will cover the use of gelatin silver black and white materials and achieving technical control of film, paper, and chemistries in the development and print processes, including techniques for refining the print image and using previsualization and darkroom manipulations.
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.
110 Photography Fundamentals (2)
This is a beginning course covering the basics of digital cameras and their technical controls. Camera functions: lens, exposure, f-stops, shutter speeds and digital formats will be explored. Emphasis will be geared toward understanding the creative potential and use of digital imaging technology. Compositional skills and the aesthetic importance of image making will be discussed.
PHO203 Color Photography III (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 Adobe Lightroom, 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 (single lens reflex) 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 lighting systems such as working with natural, tungsten or strobe lighting. Students must have access to a high quality digital (single lens reflex) camera with the ability for manual control and RAW image capture.
PHO207 Advanced Digital Photography (3)
Prerequisite: PHO203, PHO205
This course is designed in exploring and using advance functions on the digital (single lens reflex) camera. Functions and topics include: color corrections, working in HDR, using live view, perspective controls, tweaking saturation, lens control and programing presets. Computer editing will include using both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Assignments will be given in architecture, product and advertising, and fine art photography. Studio lighting techniques with tungsten, flood or strobe systems will be utilized.
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.