Academic Catalog

Photography (PHOT)

PHOT 101  Black & White Photography I  (3 credits)  

Black and White Photography I is an introductory course in traditional film-based photography, teaching 35mm camera operation and wet darkroom techniques. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. No previous photography experience is required. A 35mm film camera capable of manual exposure operation is required. Course fee.

PHOT 102  Black & White Photography II  (3 credits)  

Black and White Photography II is an advanced course in photographic techniques, styles and aesthetics. The refinement of camera exposure techniques, negative quality and print quality is emphasized. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. A 35mm film camera capable of manual exposure operation is required. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 101

PHOT 103  Darkroom Workshop  (3 credits)  

The Darkroom Workshop is an individualized course in darkroom techniques. Students may experiment with a variety of films, papers and processes. The course concentrates on refining the photographic process with individualized supervision in the darkroom. Course fee. Usually offered in summer session.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 101

PHOT 105  Photojournalism   (3 credits)  

Photojournalism is an introduction to the uses of photography as a journalistic tool. A portfolio based on a semester-long project is required. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 101

PHOT 131  Digital Photography I  (3 credits)  

Digital Photography I introduces students to the tools and processes of digital photography within a framework that emphasizes creative practice. Students learn fundamental skills necessary in the creation of digital photographic art, effective workflow management, and approaches to scanning and printing. Coursework includes lecture, studio work, and critique. This course is taught in the Mac lab studio using current software. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. Course fee.

PHOT 191  Independent Study:Photography  (1 credit)  
PHOT 192  Independent Study: Photography  (2 credits)  
PHOT 193  Independent Study: Photography  (3 credits)  
PHOT 202  Alternative Photographic Processes  (3 credits)  

This course concentrates on the use of alternative processes, analogue and digital, in the creation of photographic images. Emphasis is on the development of a personal, self-expressive style through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials, media, equipment, and presentation strategies. Students taking PHOT 202 cannot receive credit for this course and PHOT 201. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 101 and PHOT 102

PHOT 206  Studio Lighting  (3 credits)  

This advanced course concentrates on the use of studio lighting procedures and equipment in the creation of portraiture and still life images in the studio and on location. Students taking PHOT 206 cannot receive credit for this course and PHOT 205 and/or PHOT 207. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 101 or PHOT 131

PHOT 209  The History of Photography (GH)  (3 credits)  

The History of Photography is a survey of the development of photography from its prehistory through today. The course includes the study of the interrelationships between photography and the other visual arts, the effects of changing technologies on the photographic image, and the contributions of major photographers and art movements, as well as historical perspectives. This course may require field trips.

PHOT 231  Digital Photography II  (3 credits)  

Digital Photography II continues the development introduced in Digital Photography I. Students learn in-depth processes of image manipulation to create complex photographic imagery culminating in the production of a portfolio. Course work includes lecture, studio work and critique. This course is taught in the Mac lab studio using current software. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): PHOT 131