Academics

Course Descriptions

Photography (PHOTO)


PHOTO 101  Beginning Black and White Photography  (5)
Stimulates an interest in and furthers the understanding of the techniques and principles of photography. Introduces students to camera lenses, types of black and white film, proper film exposure, black and white film processing, and basic printmaking. Course requires a 35mm film camera. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
PHOTO 102  Intermediate Photography  (5)
For students who have learned the fundamentals of film photography. Concentrates on the more complex aspects of exposure, printmaking skills, lighting and composition while increasing photographic concepts and vision. Students refine the aesthetic and technical aspects of their photography. Course requires a 35mm film camera. PREREQUISITE: PHOTO 101. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

PHOTO 103  Advanced Photography  (5)
For the student who has chosen to use photography as a form of creative expression. Students further refine their aesthetic and technical skills while developing a personal style. Students are directed toward personal projects that result in a portfolio of coherent images. Course requires a 35mm film camera. PREREQUISITE: PHOTO 102. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
PHOTO 111  Beginning Digital Photography  (5)
Introduces the aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. Topics include camera and lens operation, memory cards, file formats, exposure, white balance, composition, lighting, creativity, image editing software and output. Course requires a digital camera. Satisfies an activity or a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

PHOTO 112  Intermediate Digital Photography  (5)
Continues the study of aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. Topics include intermediate level exposure, composition, lighting, creativity and image editing and correction techniques. Students begin to develop a personal photographic style. Course requires a digital camera. PREREQUISITE: PHOTO 111.
PHOTO 113  Advanced Digital Photography  (5)
Furthers the study of aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography. Emphasizes the development of a related body of work demonstrating the student's personal photographic vision. Explores advanced digital camera and image editing software techniques. Course requires a digital camera. PREREQUISITE: PHOTO 112. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.

PHOTO 197  Independent Study-Photography  (1-5)
Encourages students to study and develop independently in their major area of advanced photography. Students develop their own objectives, evaluation criteria, and performance standards in conjunction with the appropriate instructor. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.