PHOTOGRAPHY

Associate in Arts Degree: Fine Art Photography

This program offers an associate degree in photography. The primary goal of this degree is to provide the student a foundation of knowledge and technical abilities for art photography. Elective courses allow for preparedness specific to industry. All lower division courses are sequenced to optimize transferability to an art or photography program at a four-year university.

Along with the transferability aspect of this program, the associate degree in photography will also provide students with basic photographic competencies. The student learning outcomes for this program are:

• Compose effective photographic images using a SLR digital camera, and utilizing rules of composition.
• Define and apply the vocabulary used in photography.

• Examine historical and contemporary uses of photography.
• Evaluate photographic prints using critical and aesthetic standards.
• Create and design a photographic portfolio, as well as, analyze, appraise and evaluate the portfolios of others photographers (both student and professional).

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core academic skills and knowledge required for transfer into a photography program at a four-year college or university.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 30
 

    Units
ART-110 Art History: Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART-111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
ART-140 Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media 3.0
ART-141 Beginning Design: Three-Dimensional Media 3.0
PHOTO-140 History of Photography 3.0
PHOTO-150 Introduction to Cameras and Composition 3.0
PHOTO-155 Photography 3.0
OR    
PHOTO-160 Black and White Photography 3.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
PHOTO-171 Handmade Book and Photographic Reproduction Process 3.0
PHOTO-180 Documentary and Landscape Photography 3.0
PHOTO-185 Experimental Photography 3.0
PHOTO-190 Studio Photography 3.0
PHOTO-195 Color Photography 3.0
PHOTO-201 Independent Projects in Photography 2.0
PHOTO-280 Large Format Photography and the Zone System 3.0
PHOTO-285 Concept Development 3.0
PHOTO-295 Professional Practices and Portfolio 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0


Certificate of Achievement: Fine Art Photography

This program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level position in a career related to fine art photography such as fine art photographer, fine art assistant photographer, custom photographic printing, or photographic lab assistant.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in fine art photography.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 21
 

    Units
ART-111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
ART-140 Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media 3.0
PHOTO-140 History of Photography 3.0
PHOTO-150 Introduction to Cameras and Composition 3.0
PHOTO-155 Photography 3.0
OR    
PHOTO-160 Black and White Photography 3.0
PHOTO-295 Professional Practices and Portfolio 3.0
     
Recommended Electives:  
     
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
PHOTO-180 Documentary and Landscape Photography 3.0
PHOTO-185 Experimental Photography 3.0
PHOTO-190 Studio Photography 3.0
PHOTO-195 Color Photography 3.0
PHOTO-285 Concept Development 3.0
PHOTO-171 Handmade Book and Photographic Reproduction Process 3.0
PHOTO-201 Independent Projects in Photography 2.0
PHOTO-280 Large Format Photography and the Zone System 3.0


Certificate of Achievement: Commercial Photography

This program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level position in a career related to commercial photography such as commercial photographer, digital imaging technician, event photographer, commercial assistant photographer, photography laboratory technician, photography restoration specialist, wedding photographer, portrait photographer, or advertising photographer.

The student learning outcomes for this program are:
• Define and apply the vocabulary used in the photographic industry.
• Compose effective photographic images using small and medium format digital cameras and utilizing rules of composition.
• Differentiate and utilize appropriate computer hardware and software for digital imaging by creating a variety of conceptually and aesthetically interesting images.
• Design and operate photographic studio lighting equipment, including evaluation and practice of advanced light metering techniques.
• Create and design a photographic portfolio, as well as, analyze, appraise and evaluate the portfolios of others photographers (both student and professional).




• Develop and assess critical organizational and business skills.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate and apply the technical skills and principles of commercial photography.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 21
 

    Units
PHOTO-150 Introduction to Cameras and Composition 3.0
PHOTO-155 Photography 3.0
PHOTO-190 Studio Photography 3.0
PHOTO-195 Color Photography 3.0
PHOTO-220 The Business of Photography 3.0
PHOTO-295 Professional Practices and Portfolio 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
     
Recommended electives:  
     
PHOTO-200 Portraiture 3.0
PHOTO-201 Independent Projects in Photography 2.0
PHOTO-210 Wedding Photography 3.0
PHOTO-285 Concept Development 3.0


PHOTO 090L PHOTOGRAPHIC LAB PRACTICES
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently-enrolled photography student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the photography lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the photography program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


PHOTO 091L ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-160

A lab for the currently-enrolled photography student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the photography lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the photography program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


PHOTO 140 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
History and appreciation of photography from 19th century to present; relationship with history, culture, technology, art, social values, and other concerns.


PHOTO 150 INTRODUCTION TO CAMERAS AND COMPOSITION
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Explores how artistic and mechanical principles are used to record photographic images. Students review photographic works that include major influences in the photographic world and relate broader artistic and societal issues. No laboratory. It is recommended that students provide a digital or 35 MM film SLR camera capable of manual exposure adjustment. UC credit limitation: PHOTO-150 and 160 combined, maximum credit one course.


PHOTO 155 PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and techniques of photography, including the theory and basic principles of image correction and print technologies. Note: It is recommended that students provide a digital SLR camera capable of manual exposure adjustment.


PHOTO 160 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
A beginning course in 35mm black and white photography integrating both mechanical and artistic principles to record photographic images. Acquaints students with basic history, mechanics, optics, chemistry, aesthetics, and lighting principles of elementary black and white photography. The student may furnish a fully manual/adjustable 35mm SLR camera. UC credit limitation: PHOTO-150 and 160 combined, maximum credit one course.


PHOTO 171 HANDMADE BOOK AND PHOTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTION PROCESS
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Explores methods of photographic reproduction processes as related to traditional and non-traditional forms of bookbinding.


PHOTO 180 DOCUMENTARY AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-160

Explores documentary and landscape genre photography for its aesthetic, social and political impact. Includes fieldwork and field trips.


PHOTO 185 EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 or PHOTO-160

Designed for the intermediate level student, this course will explore experimental and technical process and creative camera operations, and give opportunity to fully develop an understanding of the alternative methods of photographic print making.


PHOTO 190 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 and PHOTO-160

Explores the photographic studio through lectures and demonstrations, including medium format cameras, studio light equipment, and the history of studio photography will also be discussed.


PHOTO 195 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 or PHOTO-160

Presents the principles of light and color in digital or film photography and the practice of exposure and color printing.


PHOTO 200 PORTRAITURE
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 or PHOTO-160

Explores basic portraiture techniques for commercial photographic and artistic use, utilizing medium format cameras.


PHOTO 201 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 2.00-3.00
CSU 18.00 hours lecture, 54.00-108.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-150, PHOTO-155, or PHOTO-160

A course for intermediate and advanced students to explore individual photographic projects and techniques. Offered pass/no-pass only.


PHOTO 210 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 or PHOTO-160

Introduces essential skills for a career as a wedding photographer, including individual and group portraits, using studio lighting and electronic flash, developing skills in marketing, pricing and album production. It is recommended that students provide a 35 MM or medium format film or digital SLR camera capable of manual exposure adjustment.


PHOTO 215 PHOTOJOURNALISM AND NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-150

Introduces contemporary photojournalism and news photography through applications of theory and concepts of visual communication to digital photographic processes to produce news stories, photographic series, and photo-essays. Note: It is recommended that students have access to a Digital SLR camera with manual exposure and interchangeable lenses. (Same as MEA-215).


PHOTO 220 THE BUSINESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the business of photography, including training and strategies in creating studio space, marketing plans, building clientele, contracts and forms, creating portfolios and pricing.


PHOTO 280 LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ZONE SYSTEM
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-160

Expands black and white film based on utilizing large format cameras, including perspective controls, chemicals and materials, and the zone system and its variations. NOTE: To access facilities outside of class time, students must register for PHOTO-090L, Open Lab.


PHOTO 285 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
Prerequisite: PHOTO-155 or PHOTO-160

Presents advanced theory, concept development and execution of the creative process. UC credit limitation: PHOTO 160,285 and ART 250 combined: maximum credit, two courses.


PHOTO 295 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: PHOTO-160

Provides essential career skills for the field of photography, including preparation and presentation of a photographic portfolio, entrepreneurial and communication skills, and project planning and team work.


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