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Photographic Imaging Courses

NOTE: Photography students in some production courses are required to supply at their own expense a 35mm film camera and accessories, a digital SLR camera, reflected light meter and tripod. Video cameras, four-by-five view cameras and professional studio and darkroom equipment are available for training purposes at the department’s option. Values in parentheses reflect the expected cost to students of materials for the course.

PHOT 100 Practical Photography for the Beginning Photographer

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Through a series of practical camera-based exercises, this course provides beginning-level camera owners with (a) an overview of equipment available, (b) creative project ideas to explore with their camera, (c) compositional and technical skills beyond novice levels, and (d) a vision of useful and career-enhancing projects and possibilities beyond the class.

PHOT 101 Basic Photography

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Introduction to black and white photography. Students will learn the use of the camera, film and print processing and gain an aesthetic sense of the photograph. ($400)
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 103 Large Format Photography

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Use of the large format camera. Introduction to the zone system of exposure control and fine printing. Black and white shooting done on location. ($700-$900)
Prerequisite: PHOT 101 with grade of “C” or better or permission of department head.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 104 Introduction to Video Production

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

Development of basic location film and video skills, introduction to equipment through classes, exercises, individual and small group production. Emphasis on non-fiction film format with some opportunity for narrative filmmaking. Pre-production and non-linear computer-based editing with Adobe Premier are explored in depth. ($100 plus film processing costs.)
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 111 History of Photography

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

History of the photographic image from its invention to the current state-of-the-art. Examination and analysis of photographic work considered important both aesthetically and technically.

PHOT 151 Digital Imaging

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

Use of Adobe Photoshop. Introduction to digital imaging, scanning, image enhancement and manipulation. ($150)
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 152 Introduction to Color Photography and Digital Printing

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

An exploration of color photography, its materials and processes. The major components of the course are: color theory, techniques of color photography, color management systems, scanning, output devices, and archival issues and techniques. Practical experience will be gained in digital color printing and color management including monitor calibration, printer profiling, and film and print scanning. Assignments will be scanned, enhanced and corrected with Adobe Photoshop and digitally printed. Archival concepts and presentation topics will also be included. ($225)
Prerequisite: PHOT 151, which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 201 Commercial Photography - Studio

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Advanced use of the Digital SLR camera with continuing application of the zone system. Particular emphasis on studio lighting techniques used when photographing subjects of diffused reflectance, transparent and highly reflective objects, extreme high and low key situations, photo macro-graphs and location simulations. Introduction to advertising concepts and electronic flash. Assignments to be completed in B&W print. ($500)
Prerequisite: PHOT 103, which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 202 Commercial Photography - Portraiture

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Portraiture lighting techniques including use of single and multiple light sources, lighting patterns and ratios, outdoor subtractive lighting, interior lighting techniques for environmental portraiture and flash fill. Business practices, subject posing and use of medium format cameras are explored. ($600)
Prerequisite: PHOT 152, which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 205 Commercial Photography - Advanced Studio

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Advanced materials and techniques. Investigation of specialized areas of photography which exist primarily in the studio. Incorporation of digital imaging in studio photography. Portfolio preparation. ($600)
Prerequisites: PHOT 152 and PHOT 201.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 211 Event and Corporate Videography

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides study beyond the introductory level of the techniques, skills and processes used for video production in corporate and organizational settings. It features hands-on applications of basic techniques for creating professional, non-broadcast video products. The course refines students’ skills in the pre-production processes, the gathering of audio and video content through electronic field production, and computer-based editing. ($100)
Prerequisite: PHOT 104.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 217 Digital Photojournalism

2-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

In this course, students will learn about the special role of photojournalism in modern society. This course provides advanced level photography students with an overview of photojournalism as a career, and instruction in expanded techniques of modern photojournalism. Using professional digital cameras, recorders, computers, and a variety of software, students will produce still and moving images for photojournalist storytelling while developing compositional and technical skills. ($150)
Prerequisites: PHOT 104, PHOT 151, Phot 152, which may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $75.

PHOT 291 Internship

1-10-1
Credit Hours: 1

Students are placed in a professional studio or photographic laboratory for at least 10 hours per week to get firsthand experience in the industry. Supervision is by faculty in conjunction with employer.
Prerequisites: PHOT 152 and PHOT 201 or PHOT 202, with a GPA of at least 3.0 in Photographic Imaging courses.

PHOT 299 Professional Practices in Photographic Imaging and Digital Video Production

2-2-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is the capstone experience for the Photographic Imaging and Digital Video Production Program. It teaches critical skills for the graduate who intends to seek employment in the field of photographic imaging or digital video production or transfer to a baccalaureate institution. Portfolio preparation will consolidate imagery or digital video produced in previous courses into a unified body of work. Other components of the course include business aspects of the profession, legal issues, résumé preparation and development of interview skills. Restricted to DVP and Photographic Imaging students only.($250)
Prerequisites: DVP 120, 130, 140, 150 must be taken prior to this course, DVP 210 and DVP 240 may be taken concurrently with this course OR PHOT 202 must be taken prior to this course and Photo 205 may be taken concurrently.
Additional course fee: $250.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.