Photography

Division: Technology and Engineering

Melody La Montia
Jeff Minton

PHOT 101 F Introduction to Photography 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course covers the historical, cultural and aesthetic foundations of photography. Students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of traditional film photography. Students must provide their own 35mm cameras with full manual capabilities. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

PHOT 103 F  Intermediate Photography 3 Units

Advisory: PHOT 101 F

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course is an introduction to professional photography. Use of 4" x 5" camera, and lab lighting techniques will be emphasized. Students will learn to use the camera and lab lighting to photograph products, people and architectural subjects. Students must provide their own 35mm camera with adjustable aperture, shutter speed and focus. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 104 F Wedding Photography 3 Units

Advisory: PHOT 111 F or PHOT 112 F or PHOT 216 F or demonstrate competency in performing various digital photography functions and have a strong understanding of composition, aesthetic values and photographic criticism.

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course is designed to introduce the student to the aesthetic concepts, basic skills, and techniques used by wedding photographers. Students will acquire hands-on knowledge of photographic applications used in wedding photography. Students must provide their own DSLR cameras with full manual operations and capable of using an external flash. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 109 F Portrait Photography 3 Units

Advisory: PHOT 101 F.

36 hours lecture and 54 hours lab per term. This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of portrait styles and techniques. The student will work with both natural and artificial lighting and learn the possibilities and limitations of both. Students will have an opportunity to investigate and imitate the styles of well-known portrait photographers. Students must provide their own 35mm camera with adjustable aperture, shutter speed and focus. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 111 F  Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course focuses on the cultural significance, historical progression, personal artistic expression, aesthetic experience, and the technical aspects of photography from analog to the emergence of digital photography. The course will include lectures and discussions about conceptual connotation, intellectual response, self-expression, mixed media, and introduces both camera operation and digital imaging techniques. A variety of point and shoot cameras as well as DSLR cameras may be used. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

PHOT 112 F  Introduction to Professional Digital Photography 3 Units

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course covers an introduction to the basic functions and operations of the digital camera. The course covers the historical, cultural, and aesthetic foundations of photography. The student also explores the emergence and significance of digital technology into photography. Students may use a variety of digital cameras from point to shoot as well as Digital SLR's. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 114 F  Professional Portrait Photography I 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 111 F with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course will focus on portrait photography using strobe lighting, posing, digital photography, color imaging, and project workflow. Photographic subjects will include beauty, theatrical, commercial, fashion, family and portrait. Students are required to have a DSLR camera with full manual capabilities including external flash capabilities. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 196 F  Photography Seminar (formerly known as Communications Seminars) 0.5-4 Units

Advisory: PHOT 101 F or PHOT 111 F or advanced knowledge in photography including both digital and analog applications

0-72 hours lecture and 0-216 hours lab per term. Hours will vary according to the nature of the seminar. This course is designed to expose the students to current equipment, methods, techniques and materials. This course offers the student an opportunity for specialized training in greater depth than can be offered in a general course. This course will vary from semester to semester depending on student interest, new developments in the industry and the need for specialized training. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 199 F  Photography Independent Study 1-3 Units

54-162 hours independent study per term. This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of photography through individual study. Projects with written reports or outside reading with written reports are required. (Degree Credit) (UC review required)

PHOT 214 F Professional Portrait II 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 114 F with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course will emphasize advanced portrait techniques to advance and refine portrait photography skills in preparation for client portfolio. Students will begin to define areas of portrait photography specialization. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 216 F  Advanced Digital Photography 3 Units

Advisory: PHOT 111 F or PHOT 112 F or demonstrate competency in performing various digital photography skills.

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course is designed to provide the student with advanced knowledge of digital photography. The integration of technical skills and aesthetic expression will be emphasized. This course introduces students to Adobe Lightroom and the use of the Wacom table. Students will explore a variety of subjects including portraiture, industrial scientific, landscape, directorial, photo journalism and fine-art photography. Students may use a variety of digital cameras including point and shoot as well as digital DSLRs. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 217 F Applied Digital Photography 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 216 F with a grade of C or better

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course is designed to provide students with the skills to apply advanced digital photography techniques towards a professional portfolio presentation and prepare a strategy for career development. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 221 F Studio Specialties 3 Units

Advisory: PHOT 111 F or PHOT 112 F or PHOT 216 F with a grade of C or better or demonstrate competency in performing various digital photography functions.

36 hours lecture and 72 hours lab per term. This course focuses on studio practices and lighting techniques. Students will practice studio techniques for a variety of studio photographic subjects that include commercial table top, architectural, publicity, and location shooting. Emphasis will be on the use of strobe lighting, mixed lighting, and special effects. Camera format will be tethered digital view camera system. Students must have a DSLR camera with full manual adjustments and that is capable of using external flash. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 224 F  Business Practices for Photography 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on business practices for professional photographers including both commercial and fine-art photography. This course will include lectures on business operations, legal responsibilities, branding, contracts, estimates, copyright, project workflows, and business promotion. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 290 F Internship in Photography I 2-4 Units

18 hours lecture per term and 60-180 hours supervised unpaid internship or 75-225 hours paid internship per term. This course offers career development opportunities for students and industry professionals who need to strengthen or broaden their skills to retain their current position or wish to advance in their current careers. Students obtain vocational learning opportunities through internships/employment in photography and photography-related industries companies. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 291 F Internship in Photography II 2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 290 F with a grade of C or better

18 hours lecture and 60-180 hours of supervised unpaid internship or 75-225 hours paid internship per term. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 292 F  Internship in Photography III 2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 291 F with a grade of C or better

18 hours lecture and 60-180 hours supervised unpaid internship or 75-225 hours paid internship per term. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 293 F  Internship in Photography IV 2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 292 F with a grade of C or better

18 hours lecture and 60-180 hours supervised unpaid internship of 75-225 hours paid internship per term. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations. (CSU) (Degree Credit)