Photography (PHOT)

Credit Courses

PHOT 109 Introduction to Photography (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Students learn the fundamentals of photography including techniques of camera operation, photo composition and lighting, basic digital imaging editing, photo printing paper characteristics, print finishing techniques, and image enhancement techniques using industry-standard hardware and software. Students participate in critiques that emphasize the objective and subjective qualities of their work.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: JOUR 160.

PHOT 120 Creative Applications I (1.5 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 lab)

Students learn the fundamentals of alternative photographic processes based on works of art. Assignments include creating digital negatives, contact printing, and transfer techniques to metal, wood, and fabrics.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 125 Creative Applications II (1.5 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 45 (18 lecture, 27 lab)

Students learn to apply historic, alternative photographic processes to create one-of-a-kind art through modern technologies. Printing supported up to 44” wide, coupling archival inks with traditional art substrates like wood, fabric, metal and cold press papers. Students will create 2- and 3-dimensional sculptural pieces of photographic art.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 130 Digital Assets Management (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Explains both the purpose of digital asset management systems and why you need one. Step-by-step workflow, software, and ‘best practices’ in managing your digital content. Recommended for Photographers, Graphic Designers, Photojournalists, Journalists, and other creative people involved with image generation and storage.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 133 Digital Photographer (0.5 Units)

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

Fundamental principles of digital photography. Overview of products and techniques specific to digital cameras to include the differences between amateur and professional models. Basic photo fundamentals and desktop printing suggestions included.

PHOT 135 Wedding and Event Photography (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Covers the basics of starting a wedding/event photography business. Posing and lighting set-ups; planning the sessions and packages; common shots; basic equipment and backups; wedding photojournalism; contracts; ethics delivery options.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 140 Travel and Street Photography (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Covers the fundamentals of travel and street photography to capture stunning images. Includes basic composition, quality of light, exposure variables and workflow suggestions. Designed for beginning-to-intermediate photographers who understand the basic operation of their own camera. Assignments include how to improve landscapes, cityscapes, and appreciate ethical standards when taking photos.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 145 Fine Art Copy Work (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Learn Museum-quality standards for copying art. Identifies recommended lighting equipment and demonstrate lighting techniques for small and larger-scale art. Bring your own art work and discover the best techniques for copying your work using our studio lighting equipment. Learn the basics for setting up a copy art station in your own home.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 146 Children and Pet Photography (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Portraiture relies on standardized lighting techniques coupled with the ability to elicit complimentary expressions and posing. Learn tricks and tips for working with children and pets in the studio and environment. Provides recommendations on home lighting kits, posing suggestions and the 'tricks' of the trade for working with little people and pets.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 147 Sports Photography (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Shows you how to capture the key elements of sports photography: motion and emotion, style and scene, place and purpose, covering a wide variety of sports.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 150 Stock Photography (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Students study the stock photography market, learn what kind of images work well in stock photography while investigating how this field has grown and will change in the future. Contracts, image protection and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are also covered.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 151 Stock Photography II (1 Unit)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

Students will research and respond to the latest trends in image making. By the end of the class, students will be expected to have images in a stock agency and be able to run a customized stock photography business.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 180 Digital Darkroom (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOTO 109 and MAT 131.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Fundamentals of digital imaging, enhancements and manipulations as well as latest in printing technologies; simulate traditional alternative process; special effects; sharpening methods; retouching and natural media techniques; including Giclee printing. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is beneficial. Emphasis on a digital portfolio and conceptual assignments.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHOT 190 Photojournalism (3 Units)

Same as: JOUR 190

Course Advisories: PHOTO 209 and PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories, and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash, and electronic processes for contemporary publication.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHOT 209 Photo II (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Exploration of photographic composition; digitizing; scanning negatives, slides and prints; studio lighting; categories of cameras; digital imaging; use of high contrast; special-effect photographs; various scanning and printing techniques; advanced assignments in digital photography; and group projects. Emphasis on environmental and studio lighting.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHOT 214 Advertising Illustration (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109 or PHOT 209.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Creating solutions for advertising. Emphasis on ad concept packages for print and tv spot production. Students analyze latest trends in advertising. Assignments include fashion, editorial, lifestyle, small product and fine art applications.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 250 Fine Art Photography (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Exploration of classic and contemporary styles of fine art. Students will translate their own personal vision by responding to the major art movements with their camera.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHOT 260 Portfolio (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109 and PHOT 180.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Students produce a professional portfolio based on the style and passion of their own vision. Students learn communication, business, design and presentation skills to best present their work.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 280 Advanced Lighting Systems (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109 and PHOT 209.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Designed to take Photo, Video, and Multimedia students beyond basic lighting techniques. Lighting systems include studio, portable electronic strobes, and continuous light sources. Location and set lighting covered, with emphasis on establishing mood and matching existing light conditions. Topics include lighting people, building interiors and exteriors, small product, and large set lighting.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHOT 281 Digital Darkroom II (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 180.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Advanced techniques for color management, enhancements, and archival digital printing technologies in RGB. Timeline editing for video and natural media techniques. Emphasis on creating a digital portfolio through a series of conceptual assignments to expand your creativity.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHOT 285 Color Management (3 Units)

Course Advisories: PHOT 109, PHOT 180.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Fundamentals of color management for CMYK and RGB output. Professional calibration methods for scanners, printers, color monitors and digital capture systems. For graphic artists and photographers who are looking for more advanced techniques in color correction, ICC profile systems, work flow automation, and multiple-device matching for optimal reproduction quality.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

Noncredit Courses

PHOT NC001 Digital Cameras, Digital Photos (0 Units)

Hours: 10 (6 lecture, 4 lab)

Students learn the basics of photography, the features of digital cameras, how to take better digital photos, and how to correct common photo problems using photo editing software. Designed for beginners or students with some experience in digital photography. Students should bring cameras and sample pictures to class. Course restricted to 98 repetitions

PHOT NC002 Photoshop for Digital Photographers (0 Units)

Hours: 25 (15 lecture, 10 lab)

This class focuses on the capabilities of Photoshop for the PC and Mac, including advanced layering, composition, and retouching techniques. Students learn shortcuts to increase productivity and engage in repeated practice in a lab setting to reinforce concepts presented through lecture and demonstration. Familiarity with Photoshop on the PC or Macintosh recommended. This course may be taught bilingually. Course restricted to 98 repetitions