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Advertising Photography AASTotal Credit Hours: 64
This program prepares students for a career in photography. Graduates find employment in a variety of areas, including freelance photography, newspaper and magazine journalism, industrial photography and sales.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 To prepare students for employment in the photographic industry upon completion of the 2-year program
- 1a) Black and White film processing and printing competency
- 1b) Color printing and processing competency
- 1c) Digital Photographic technologies including image capture and output
- 1d) Digital software applications
- 1e) Understanding fundamental lighting techniques
- 1f) Large format camera techniques
- 2a) Students are accepted at 4-year school
- 3a) Students will participate in project critiques demonstrating the ability to discuss both their own work and the work of their peers
- 3b) Students will demonstrate an ability to engage in analytical discourse with the instructor and peers
- 3c) Students must competently and effectively communicate via written or oral exam for testing competencies
- 3d) Students are expected to develop a professional portfolio or exhibition of works for public viewing
- 4a) Students will understand the works of numerous masters from various backgrounds and cultures in photography and the Arts
- 4b) Students will research and organize resources to broaden their understanding of the field of Photography
- 4c) Students will produce work that reflects their understanding of cultural diversity
- 5a) Students will be able to access electronic sources effectively and efficiently to collect data
- 5b) Students will be able to read and analyze search results and use the information contained in the results to develop effective search strategies
- 5c) Students will successfully complete a major project using personal computer applications
- 5d) Students will be able to safely and competently understand and operate various types of required photographic equipment
- 5e) Students will demonstrate an ability to solve quantitative problems by using through the process of mounting and presenting work
- 5f) Students will understand legal and ethical uses of information and imagery
- 6a) Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
- 6b) Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
CF100 College Foundations Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading), and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. Student Learning Outcomes: 1) Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner through informative, argumentative, formal and informal writing at a level suitable for successful college students. 2) Develop a practical and fundamental understanding of the relationship and interaction between the writer and the reader while exploring human knowledge, values, ethics, language, and social institutions. 3) Broaden the student’s intellectual autonomy and their ability to use language for the purposes of reading, writing, learning, communicating, and critical thinking. 4) Gain a practical understanding of primary and secondary sources and how to properly utilize and cite these sources. 5) Discuss the history and methodology of rhetoric and composition. 6) Exhibit clear concise writing skills in both professional and academic writing. 7) Achieve a level of writing fluency satisfactory for success in college courses. 8) Display a clear understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism. See when this course is offered ...
FA100 Creativity in Art
This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of creativity with an emphasis on understanding historically significant art styles. Students explore various types of visual expression and apply creative problem-solving principles to both two-dimensional and three-dimensional projects in a variety of media. Students are introduced to the masters, practices, and careers of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, graphic design, animation, film, digital media, illustration, and photography. See when this course is offered ...
PT101 Photography 1
This course provides an understanding of principles as applied to all phases of photography. It covers instruction in photo optics, camera equipment, film and paper emulsion, photographic chemicals, filters and lens attachments, lighting, composition, and exposure control. See when this course is offered ...
PT205 History/Photography 1
This course surveys the history of photography, beginning with the camera obscura of the Middle Ages through the beginning of the 20th Century. It emphasizes the artistic intent and purpose of the photographer. See when this course is offered ...
PT207 Digital Photography Practice
This course introduces techniques used to create, edit, and manipulate photographs through digital processes. Topics include image capture and input methods, workflow, editing in the digital darkroom, and output techniques for black and white as well as color images. Students operate a DSLR camera, and are introduced to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Photographic composition and aesthetics, and their use as a form of visual communication, are emphasized. See when this course is offered ...
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EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
PT105 Publishing Tchnqs for Photo
This course covers the techniques used to reproduce photographs for print production. Reproduction for newspaper, magazine, and bookwork is discussed. Halftones, duotones, and posterizations are produced using the vertical and horizontal process cameras. Darkroom processing and offset prepress procedures are included. See when this course is offered ...
PT106 Multimedia Photography
This course introduces the techniques of multimedia production. The techniques of DSLR video production are explored and students shoot and edit video captured from HD DSLR cameras. Students produce videos focusing on technical skills and storytelling through multimedia elements. See when this course is offered ...
PT202 Alternative Processes
This course encourages work with experimental photography by exploring and exploiting photographic materials and techniques for creative ends. The mixing of photography with other media is encouraged. Printing processes once popular and now regaining interest are explored. Prerequisites: PT101 Photography 1 or PT126 Basic Photography or PT214 Fine Art Photography 1. See when this course is offered ...
PT206 History/Photography 2
This course focuses on the development of photography in the 20th Century. It explores technological innovations throughout the 20th Century and their impact on photography. It reinforces the premise that photography is a vital means of communication in the field of visual communications. It covers the interdisciplinary nature of 20th Century photography, and how it lends itself well to science, art, and communications. See when this course is offered ...
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PT103 Video and Narrative
This course allows students to develop a body of video work that addresses both linear and non-linear narrative structures and explores the creation of meaning through the combination of sound, movement, and narrative progression. Students incorporate both DSLR video and smartphone video in the development of course work. Discussions and readings include historical and theoretical explorations of video as an art form and means of visual communication. Students further hone their technical skills using current video software and applications while gaining practical experience with a variety of equipment options and techniques for video capture.Prerequisites PT106: Multimedia Photograpgy See when this course is offered ...
PT104 Studio Techniques
This course covers the concepts and techniques of advertising and illustrative photography. It emphasizes studio work using view cameras. Topics include the advanced uses of the view camera, lighting techniques and applications, color correction, and studio techniques. See when this course is offered ...
This course covers newspaper and magazine photography through realistic assignments, critiques, and reference to accepted practices. The work of prominent photojournalists is viewed and discussed. Photographic projects are required, including a photo essay, to demonstrate skill in documenting a subject through photography. Prerequisites: PT101 Photography 1. See when this course is offered ...
PT208 Digital Photography 2
This course is a continuation of PT207 Digital Photography 1, covering advanced imaging techniques to create digital images. It emphasizes working with software programs, and develops advanced skills in the use of computer-based imagery and digital media. It strikes a balance between the stimulation of creativity and the acquisition of technical knowledge. Prerequisite: PT207 Digital Photography Practice. See when this course is offered ...
PH112 Science of Light 1
This course introduces the concepts of light and optics. Topics include the historical development of optical instruments, electromagnetic spectrum, lenses and image formation, light-sensitive materials and processes, color filters, Kirlean imaging, and holography. Examples are chosen from a variety of fields, including photography, human vision, and nature. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA90 Esssential Math Skills, or MA091 Introductory Algebra. See when this course is offered ...
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PT204 Photography Seminar
This course is focused on helping students develop a professional approach to the industry. Projects are customized by inclination and requirements, and a personal direction is encouraged. Key aspects of entering the field, such as portfolio presentation and personal marketing are addressed. Emphasis is placed on refining the student’s portfolio and credentials so that they can confidently take the next step In their personal plans for joining the professional photography industry. Prerequisites: PT104 Studio Techniques and PT202 Advanced Darkroom Techniques. See when this course is offered ...
PT210 Portrait and Fashion Photo
Portrait and fashion photography equips students with the skills necessary for portraiture. Emphasis is placed on lighting and posing arrangements and combinations. The influences and techniques of notable figures within the genre of portrait and fashion photography are explored. The course incorporates DSLR video components and current professional practices. See when this course is offered ...
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