Classes

 

PHOT 120 3 units

Introduction to Photography

3 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This non-darkroom, lecture/demonstration course is designed

to introduce the student to basic concepts of photography

and to improve upon technical skills in the operation

of both digital and film cameras. Emphasis is placed on

developing an understanding of design, composition, and

creative vision. The course will explore the many applications

of photography, career possibilities, and it’s impact as

a major communication force.

CSU, UC


PHOT 121 3 units

Basic Lab Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

This beginning course in laboratory photography is designed

to teach the student basic skills in black & white printing,

both digital and traditional. This course provides guidance

in film processing, use of laboratory equipment and chemicals,

traditional darkroom, digital lab processing/printing,

and presentation techniques.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 120

CSU, UC


PHOT 122 3 units

Intermediate Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

Podcasting, demonstrations and hands-on experimentation providing technical skills necessary for refining camera operations, exposure, film development, printing and presentation. Class emphasis will be on developing image content via a small body of work. A brief survey of the history of photography will be integrated with discussions and illustrations of contemporary practice and criticism

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 121


PHOT 123 3 units

Advanced Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

Advanced lab and camera techniques in black and white

photography. Infrared photography, high contrast films,

portable and studio flash, medium and large format cameras,

basic photographic chemistry and introduction to the

zone system.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 122

CSU


PHOT 150 3 units

Beginning Digital Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 180 hours total

This introductory course acquaints the student with methods

of digital imaging commonly used by photographers. The

emphasis is on retouching and adjusting photos for reproduction, web site application and high quality print output.

Adobe Photoshop software is an industry standard and the

primary tool for this course. Additionally, students will learn

techniques of scanning, file selection, color calibration and

various output options that will enhance their photographic

capabilities.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 120

CSU


PHOT 151 3 units

Intermediate Digital Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

This course is designed to teach more advanced skills with

Adobe Photoshop software as it applies to photographic

media. This course builds on the basic skills learned in

PHOT 150. In this course the student will acquire mastery of

working with 16-bit and camera RAW files, color management,

color correction through level and curve adjustment,

advanced automation features, compositing, masks and

channels, use of the pen/path tool and high quality print

output. Recommended Preparation: PHOT 150


CSU


PHOT 152

Advanced Digital Imaging

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

PHOT 152 continues to refine and extend the skills of photographic seeing by exploring the role of the computer in personal studio practice as well as in contemporary culture.

Recommended preparation: PHOT 151


PHOT 153a

Apple Aperture

1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab;  54 hours total

This course explores Aperture's photo-editing, image-retouching, proofing, publishing, and archiving features and prepares students for the option Apple Pro exam for industry certification.


PHOT 153b

Adobe Lightroom

1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab;  54 hours total

This course provides the basics of Adobe Lightroom. Topics include techniques to manage, adjust, and present large volumes of digital photographs. Prepares student for optional Adobe Certified Expert exam for industry certification.


PHOT 155

The Digital Fine Print

1 hour lecture, 2 hours lab;  54 hours total

This course is an exploration of the process of consistently producing excellent digital prints. Students will explore the factors to produce high-quality, digital, archival, exhibition quality fine art prints.



PHOT 180

History of Photography

3 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course traces the history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to 21st Century electronic imaging. Emphasis will be on photography as social force and artistic practice. Required for photography majors.

PHOT 181

Contemporary Issues in Photography

3 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will focus on contemporary trends in post-World War II photography. The diversity of photographic practice, both digital and traditional methods, will be explored as well as photography's role in modern and postmodern society.


PHOT 199 1 - 3 units

Independent Study in Photography

3 - 9 hours lab; 54 - 162 hours total

A study option that allows students to investigate a specialized

area of photography or refine specific skills. Project may

assume one of three forms: 1) research paper, 2) research

paper and example work, 3) specific photographic work and

an exhibition of the results.

CSU



PHOT 250 3 units

Portrait Photography

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

A course designed to familiarize students with fundamentals

of portrait photography. Topics include commonly used

films and materials, available and location lighting, studio

lighting, individual and group portraitures, fashion photography.

Student must provide 35mm camera. Training on

professional medium format cameras in studio situations.

Field trip required.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 121 or 150

CSU


PHOT 260 4 units

Product and Advertising Photography

3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab; 108 hours total

An advanced course in successful product and advertising

materials and equipment, studio and location lighting, organizational and planning techniques, layout/design, use

of professional labs, and career possibilities. Assignments

include food, fashion, glassware, architecture, large and

small products. Student provides 35mm camera. Training

on professional studio cameras.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 121, PHOT 150

CSU


PHOT 280 3 units

Professional Portfolio

2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab; 108 hours total

An advanced photography course to design and develop a

professional portfolio. Emphasis will be on commercial and

fine art portfolios. Studio operation, gallery exhibition and

business practices are covered.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 122, PHOT 151

CSU


 

PHOT 298 1 - 3 units

Selected Topics in Photography

3 - 9 hours lab; 54 - 162 hours total

Topics in photography not covered by regular catalog offerings.

Course content and unit credit to be determined in

relation to community/student needs and available staff. May

be offered as a seminar, lecture, or lecture/lab class.

CSU