Credit Courses

(PHO) Photography

PHO 101 - Black & White Film Photography I (3 credits)
Foundation course in photography emphasizes basic techniques for the still film camera and darkroom. The development of creative visual expression is strongly encouraged. Students purchase a manually-controlled film camera and other appropriate materials. 1 lecture/4 studio hours
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PHO 102 - Black & White Film Photography II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: PHO 101 with a minimum C grade
Building upon PHO 101, students learn more advanced black-and-white film processing and darkroom techniques. Medium-format cameras provided for student use. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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PHO 103 - Digital Photography I (3 credits)
Introductory course for students having basic computer knowledge and interested in gaining knowledge of digital imaging tools and techniques, and improving their creativity. Topics include Photoshop, digital retouching, digital cameras, inkjet printing, resolution, and scanning. 2 lecture/3 laboratory hours
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General Education course Humanities
PHO 110 - History of Photography (3 credits)
Historical survey of the growth of photographic art and technique from camera obscura to the present, emphasizing aesthetics, applications, and social impact. Includes the relationship of photography to the other arts and the effects of changing technology on the photographic image. [Spring offering] 3 lecture hours
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PHO 202 - Studio Photography (3 credits)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHO 102 or PHO 203 with a minimum C grade
Use digital or film cameras of any format to create portraits, still-life, and product shots. Topics include lighting, composition, technique, and studio equipment. 1 lecture/4 studio hours
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PHO 203 - Digital Photography II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: DMA 110 or PHO 103 with a minimum C grade
Digital still photography including scanning, color matching, editing, retouching and printing using archival workflow practices. Students present their work in group critique. 1 lecture/4 laboratory hours
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PHO 251 - Documentary Photography (3 credits)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHO 103 or PHO 203 with a minimum C grade
Emphasizes techniques and issues of long- and short-term location assignment shooting. Students are afforded opportunities to gain practical experience covering news, features and sports events for The College Voice and to work with journalism students. A photographic essay is developed throughout the semester. 1 lecture/4 studio hours
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PHO 285 - Special Studies in Photography (3 credits)
Prerequisites: PHO 102 or PHO 203 with a minimum C grade and coordinator approval
Advanced topics in both traditional and digital photography. Course material is tailored to satisfy special requests by students and to share the specialized talents of the college faculty. [occasional offering] 1 lecture/4 studio hours
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PHO 290 - Photography Internship (3 credits)
Prerequisite: coordinator approval
Work experience from participating photographic studios, labs, and galleries. 1 lecture/180 laboratory hours
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