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Photography (PHOT)

PHOT 1103 - Introduction To Photography

A course designed to give the student a mastery of basic photographic techniques and a creative outlet to be used and enjoyed throughout life. Topics of study include camera basics, photographic theory, negative development, printing and enlargement of negatives, and print enhancement and presentation. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1113 - Intermediate Photography

Continuation of Introduction to Photography. Includes advanced printmaking and introduction to color. Prerequisite: PHOT 1103 Introduction to Photography. Fall, Spring. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1143 - Video Production I

This is a studio class in video production techniques designed to give the student an introduction to the disciplines involved in the preproduction, production and post-production work necessary to create a digital video presentation. This class is concerned with production work for documentaries, commercials, industrial film. and independent films rather than broadcast television practices. Study will include script preparation, storyboards, camera operation, lighting, sound acquisition, and video and sound editing.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1190 - Special Studies

This course offers the advanced photography student the opportunity to explore personal directions in the photographic arts. Variable credit. Instructor permission required.
Units: 1-4
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1191 - Special Study

This course offers the advanced photography student the opportunity to explore personal directions in the photographic arts.
Units: 1
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1192 - Special Study

This course offers the advanced photography student the opportunity to explore personal directions in the photographic arts.
Units: 2
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1193 - Special Study

This course offers the advanced photography student the opportunity to explore personal directions in the photographic arts.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1243 - Studio Photography I

This is a studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to work with professional studio equipment including medium format and large format cameras using both film and digital backs. Both tungsten and HMI lights as well as studio flash systems will be used. The student will learn techniques that are in current use for portrait, product, catalog and advertising photography, while preparing a personal portfolio. Prerequisite: PHOT 1113 Intermediate Photography .
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 1253 - Studio Photography

This class is designed for those who wish to gain proficiency in studio photography techniques or enter the field of professional photography. The course will provide training in film and digital based camera functions for large format, medium format, and 35mm equipment along with floodlights and strobe lights in the studio environment. The fundamentals of portraiture, product photography, camera manipulation and lighting will be explored. Students will learn to develop large and medium format black-and-white film and make prints in the darkroom that are of commercial quality for presentation to a client. The fundamentals of digital photo filing, manipulation and printing will also be covered. The material produced by the student will comprise a portfolio, which will be submitted for grading at the end of the course. Prerequisite: Intermediate Photography
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2103 - Advanced Photography

Continuation of Intermediate Photography. Prerequisite: PHOT 1113 Intermediate Photography. Available upon sufficient student demand. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2143 - Video Production II

Students will work as a group on a video productions, performing a range of jobs from camera operator to lighting and sound. Post production work will include video and sound editing, music mixing, voice-over, and DVD production. Prerequisite: PHOT 1143 Video Production I .
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2213 - Color Photography

This course extends the skills learned in Advanced Photography, with an emphasis on color control. Prerequisite: PHOT 2103 Advanced Photography. Available upon sufficient student demand. Lab Fee.
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2223 - Digital Photography

This course within the art department deals with the production of digital images from varied sources including images from digital cameras, scanned film, scanned prints, and scanned objects. The student is not required to own a digital camera, but must have access to a conventional 35mm camera. A number of digital cameras will be made available for studio use. The course is one of exploration, using different means of image input to produce digital prints or negatives. As in all photography classes, there will be an emphasis on concept and composition leading to the production of prints for portfolio presentation.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2243 - Studio Photography II

This course will allow the student further practice with medium and large format cameras. Assignments will require more complex imaging techniques including some Photoshop manipulation and more advanced lighting solutions. Prerequisite: PHOT 1243 Studio Photography I.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts

PHOT 2303 - Photography Business Practices

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that more than one-half the photographers in the country are self-employed. It is therefore extremely important that students are prepared to face the realities of running a studio. Attention will be given to marketing strategies, copyright issues, job estimating, and the day-to-day expenditures required to run an independent business.
Units: 3
Offered:
Area: Communication & Arts