This course serves as an introduction to digital photographic image-making. It emphasizes camera operation, photographic composition, and technical and conceptual understanding of the photographic medium. Instructors regularly evaluate all work critiques. Students must have access to a Digital SLR camera capable of interchangeable lenses for this class.
This course serves as a continuation of the concepts learned earlier and introduces students to traditional photographic processes using black and white film and darkroom practices to produce a portfolio of black and white prints. Instructors regularly evaluate all work in critiques.
This course acquaints students with photographic imagery of the past and present. It emphasizes photography's interrelationship with society and culture, art and technology, and the principles of visual design. Formerly PHOT 1130)
This is an introductory course in color photography covering subtractive color theory, the use of color negative, and color printing procedures. (Formerly PHOT 1310)
This course surveys digital imaging and electronic darkroom methods relevant to photography. Students continue to capture digital images and receive an introduction to image-editing applications and digital printing processes. Students produce a portfolio of creative work based on aesthetic and conceptual criteria. (Formerly PHOT 1210)
This course is an overview of methods used in moving-image production. By investigating the pre-production, production, and post-production processes, students achieve an understanding of how these principles integrate with still photography, video production, and multimedia.
This advanced-level course continues the investigation and application of black and white photography by using professional 4X5 camera and fiber-based black and white printing applications. (Formerly PHOT 1140)
This course serves as an introduction to journalistic photography and studies newspaper, magazine editorial, and documentary photography. Students complete individual assignments and express and illustrate the working process of news, magazine, and documentary photography. (Formerly PHOT 2150)
This course is an introduction to both the medium- format camera and studio flash photographic lighting. Topics include working with lighting equipment on location and in a studio setting. Students complete all work with color photographic materials, the medium format camera, and printing in the color darkroom. (Formerly PHOT 1400)
This course is for students who have mastered the basic technical processes of black and white photography (film developing, printmaking, and print presentation) and wish to learn a variety of historical and alternative processes as a means of reaching new visual goals. It emphasizes nontraditional approaches to seeing and utilizing students' innate creativity to generate an expressive image, as well as the ability to use historical photographic processes in a contemporary context. (Formerly PHOT 2170)
This course teaches the practical steps necessary to move from the formation of an idea to the professional execution of that idea. It addresses contemporary issues in the realm of fine art and commercial photography. (Formerly PHOT 2130)
Students refine and extend techniques involving scanning and digital camerawork, control of image quality, and color-managed output options. The course emphasizes greater understanding and more precise control of image input, asset management, and computer-based printing. Students produce a portfolio of creative work based on aesthetic and conceptual criteria. (Formerly PHOT 2210)
Students continue to enhance image-making possibilities in a digital media environment. The course builds on the skills and knowledge developed in preliminary digital photography classes. It emphasizes developing a professional workflow employing a variety of advanced techniques and resulting in high-level creative control over image output. (Formerly PHOT 2211)
This course continues and refines the use of the 4x5 camera as a professional image-making tool. Students select between traditional black and white, traditional color, and digital photographic practices to produce a portfolio of exhibition-quality prints. Throughout the quarter, instructors and students evaluate work on technical, conceptual, and aesthetic considerations in a series of one-on-one group critiques.
This advanced-level course continues the use of professional equipment. It focuses more on complex and complicated situations and subjects. (Formerly PHOT 2410)
This course is a continuation of the process-related image-making techniques. It emphasizes use of enlarged large-format negatives and digital negatives for use with hand-painted emulsions. The class also explores techniques that create one-of-a-kind images directly onto glass and metal plates. Students further develop these processes with increased attention on perfecting and repeating processes with the outcome of students sharing their work through a suite of prints. The course emphasizes technical proficiency, image content, and conceptualization. (Formerly PHOT 2270)
Through critical feedback, this course prepares students to build a comprehensive, professionally oriented body of work using skills, processes, and concepts acquired in earlier photography courses. Additionally, the course covers ethical, legal, financial, and aesthetic issues pertinent to contemporary photography. (Formerly PHOT 2180)
This course permits instruction in special content areas not included in other Photography courses.
Students work in a professional photography or video workplace. Types of work involved may include photography, assisting with cameras, darkroom work, equipment handling, set preparation, video production and post-production, and audio production and post-production. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.