Catalog  –  2013 - 2014

Photography

P101 – Introduction to Photography3 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. Introduction to the processes, principles, and tools of photography. Topics include the development of technical and aesthetic skills, elements of design and composition, camera technology, darkroom procedures, and techniques, film concepts, other photographic materials and equipment, and contemporary trends in photography. Camera is required. Required for Photography majors and certificates. Recommended for the Art Studio Major and the Commercial Art major and certificate. (A/CSU/UC)

 

P102 – Intermediate Photography3 units

Prerequisite: Photography P101 or instructor’s permission

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. Refinement of basic techniques and procedures of the camera and darkroom. Adds new and more advanced work in camera use, studio and darkroom processes. Emphasis will be on photographic creativity and technical proficiency. Work in both black and white and color photography. A suitable camera is required. Required for Photography majors. (A/CSU)

 

P103 – Advanced Photography 3 units

Prerequisite: Photography P102 .

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. More advanced applications of techniques on various media such as color, graphics, large format, studio and cinema/film and digital photography. Required for Photography majors and certificates. (A/CSU)

 

P104 – Color Photography 3 units

Prerequisite: Photo P101.

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. This course is a concentrated study of color photography. Students are instructed in visual analysis, color dynamics, and impact of color on mood and emotion. Practical experience in camera and darkroom color processes such as filtration, exposure calculation, analyzers and specialized equipment. Students are also instructed in digital darkroom techniques as they apply to color. Students are expected to have suitable camera. Required for Photography majors and certificates. (A/CSU)

 

P124 – Landscape Photography 1 unit

Prerequisite: Photography P101 or instructor’s permission.

Total lecture 15 hours, total laboratory 12 hours. Students are accompanied by their instructor to pre-selected locations off campus to study and practice landscape photography. Preparatory instruction, assignments and critiques will be given in the classroom. A suitable camera is required. Recommended for Photography majors and certificates. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU)

 

P125 – Studio Photography 3 units

Prerequisite: Photography P101.

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. This course explores the unique problems encountered in studio work and the control of the artificially lit indoor environment. Students will be instructed in studio lighting and specialized techniques. Required for Photography majors and certificates. (A/CSU)

 

P130 – Graphic Art Photography3 units

Prerequisite: Photography P101.

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. Course dedicated to the creative content and form of photography in the fine arts. Students will explore, in the darkroom, a variety of graphic process: from Kodaliths, photograms, posterization, and solarization, to non-silver processes. Students’ creative expression will be emphasized. (A/CSU)

 

P140 – Photograph Digital Retouching and Restoration2 units

Prerequisite: None.

Total lecture 36 hours, total laboratory 54 hours. This course will instruct students on how to utilize photographs, negatives, slides and digital images to retouch, restore and enhance the images using Adobe Photoshop. Lectures will explore the capturing of images with various types of cameras, compositions, scanning into computers, and retouching to produce a quality photograph. This course may be repeated three times. (A/CSU)