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Discipline: Photography
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers PHOT 24
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 24 will be able to produce high quality digital images using advanced image editing workflow procedures for professional photographers.
  • Students that complete PHOT 24 will be able to restore degraded original images
  • Students that complete PHOT 24 will be able to correct for lens distortion in architectural images
  • Students that complete PHOT 24 will be able to display multiple photographic works using Slideshows or Multimedia tools.
  • Students that complete PHOT 24 will be able convert color images to high quality black and white imagery
Advertising Photography PHOT 30 (VOC)
  • Students will create a portfolio of 20-25 pieces.
  • Student will present an action plan listing perspective job targets, listing "resources needed", "interview dates," and client presenting to; and plan will include a personal resume.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able to apply appropriate lighting techniques to produce innovative commercial studio and location images.
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able to use proper digital image capture and editing techniques.
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able to employ techniques in fashion, glamour, or executive portraiture for effective lighting of a person.
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able to produce photographs that work within a layout.
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able apply organizational and production skills for large commercial photographic projects.
  • Students that complete PHOT 30 will be able to operate equipment related to commercial photography,
Basic Digital and Film Photography PHOT 10 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Determine correct exposure values to produce photographic images.
  • Relate aperture settings to resulting depth of field characteristics.
  • Identify and describe the parts of a camera (i.e. lens, f/stop, shutter, etc.) and their functions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate shutter settings for motion and freeze action.
  • Select appropriate output media (i.e. digital or silver gelatin) for photographic prints.
  • Identify compositional elements (i.e. line, texture, shape, patterns, perspective) of a photographic image.
  • Select and present photographs in a presentation format appropriate to the subject (e.g. dry mounting , digital media, projection.)
Color Photography PHOT 20 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to create color corrected prints
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to create five color schemes: monochrome, analogous, triad, complementary and warm
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to create mood using color psychology principles
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to analyze color images using color theory principles
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to present prints using matting and color coordination
Commercial Lighting PHOT 14
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, and what they do : control motion and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, what they do: control exposure and motion
  • Students that complete PHOT 14 will be able to apply color temperature and color correction tools (on-set and capture correction).
  • Students that complete PHOT 14 will be able to apply main and secondary light sources to provide correct lighting ratios.
  • Students that complete PHOT 14 will be able to apply location lighting techniques to produce high quality imagery.
  • Students that complete PHOT 14 will be able to apply lighting techniques for optimum imagery of glassware or reflective subjects.
  • Students that complete PHOT 14 will be able to combine studio lighting techniques to produce imagery with optimum technical and aesthetic value.
Digital Cameras and Composition PHOT 5
  • Students will learn basic digital image editing
  • Students will know guidelines for photographic composition: simplicity, lines, balance, rule of thirds, framing, avoid mergers
  • Use basic camera operations for quality imagery.
  • Create images using the guidelines photographic compositions.
  • Analyze images for quality, composition, lighting and artistic expression.
  • Produce quality digital images using software tools.
  • Use available lighting for image quality and effects.
  • Produce images using creative camera controls.
  • Compare and contrast photographic imagery for good composition.
Digital Capture Workflow PHOT 11B
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, and what they do (such as shallow depth of field and great depth of field).
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, what they do, (such as stop action and create blur).
Digital Color Management PHOT 19
  • Students completing this course will know the core skills of shutter control, what the shutter speeds are i.2. 1000, 500, 250 125, 60 30, 15, 8, 4, 2, 1. and what they do i.e. control motion
  • Students completing this course ill know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are i.e. 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, and what they to i.e. control Depth of Field and exposure.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply camera settings and white balance to reproduce accurate color
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to describe color theory.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply color management and workflow methods for accurate color in a variety of output.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply raw capture and software to manage color.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply color response measurement and calibration devices.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply color correction methods for accurate color.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to classify color profiles and rendering intents.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to describe color space conversion methods.
  • Students that complete PHOT 19 will be able to apply metadata and backup practices.
Digital Image Editing for Photographers PHOT 9
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 9 will be able to scan grayscale and color photographs.
  • Students that complete PHOT 9 will be able to edit and produce optimum quality final prints.
  • Students that complete PHOT 9 will be able to produce images using non-destructive digital editing techniques
  • Students that complete PHOT 9 will be able to create digital photo composites.
  • Students that complete PHOT 9 will be able to produce optimum quality digital images using a variety of software tools.
Exploring Color Photography PHOT 21 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 20 will be able to present prints using matting and color coordination
  • Students that complete PHOT 21 will be able to create unique color schema photographs.
  • Students that complete PHOT 21 will be able to identify effects of specialized lighting.
  • Students that complete PHOT 21 will be able to identify mixed light sources
  • Students that complete PHOT 21 will be able select color and lighting to enhance photographs.
  • Students that complete PHOT 21 will be able to use specialized resources for oversized print production
Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography PHOT 16 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 16 will be able to create images using strobe and natural lighting techniques used in the fashion industry.
  • Students that complete PHOT 16 will be able to document details of fashion client interactions.
  • Students that complete PHOT 16 will be able to describe business practices common to fashion studios
  • Students that complete PHOT 16 will be able to create advertisements utilizing fashion subjects.
  • Students that complete PHOT 16 will be able to create sample look books.
History of Photography PHOT 15 (VOC)
  • Students will recognize at least two major technological events leading to the invention of the first photographic process.
  • The student will recognize the major inventors of the first photographic processes; i.e. Daguerreotype, Calotype, Collodion etc.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to define the major photographic movements from the early 1800's to mid 1900's.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to discuss the social impact photography had in the first decades of its introduction.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to analyze the various historical styles within the early photo art movements
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to contrast early art photography and commercial photography
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to identify the major inventors contributing at the inception of photographic processes.
  • Students that complete PHOT 15 will be able to describe the major early photographic processes.
Intermediate Photography PHOT 11A (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion
  • Students that complete PHOT 11 will be able to properly use DSLR cameras.
  • Students that complete PHOT 11 will be able to properly use medium and large format cameras.
  • Students that complete PHOT 11 will be able to identify problems and solutions related to view camera theory and practices
  • Students that complete PHOT 11 will be able to determine appropriate image capture techniques and apply proper lighting techniques
  • Students that complete PHOT 11 will be able to capture and output images using a variety of media (i.e. digital or film).
Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography PHOT 1B
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in print quality
  • Students will gain additional experience/skills in managing and creating photographic projects
  • Students that complete PHOT 1B will be able to demonstrate proper use of medium and large format cameras.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1B will be able to demonstrate advanced black-and-white film processing procedures
  • Students that complete PHOT 1B will be able to demonstrate proper use of cold-light enlargers fro enlarging various format negatives.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1B will be able to advanced black-and-white photographic printing techniques such as contrast control, dodging and burning.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1B will assemble a body of photographic work that demonstrates advanced camera, processing, and enlarging techniques.
Laboratory Studies: Beginning Black and White Photography PHOT 1A
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in print quality
  • Students will gain additional experience/skills in managing and creating photographic projects
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in print quality
Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography PHOT 1D
  • Students will gain additional experience/skills in managing and creating photographic projects
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in print quality
  • Students that complete PHOT 1D will be able to demonstrate basic digital camera use for image capture.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1D will be able to demonstrate proper use of card readers to import digital images into computers.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1D will be able to demonstrate basic editing, enhancing, and correction of digital images
  • Students that complete PHOT 1D will be able to improve digital image-editing skills through additional practice
  • Students that complete PHOT 1D will be able to demonstrate proper use of inkjet printers for optimal digital output
Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography PHOT 1C
  • Students will gain additional experience/skills in managing and creating photographic projects
  • Students will demonstrate improvement in print quality
  • Students that complete PHOT 1C will be able to demonstrate proper use of studio equipment.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1C will be able to demonstrate proper use of continuous light sources
  • Students that complete PHOT 1C will be able to demonstrate proper use of strobe light sources.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1C will be able to apply artificial lighting techniques to produce high-quality imagery.
  • Students that complete PHOT 1C will be able to demonstrate ability to produce, compose, and execute commercial studio photographs using models, props, or backgrounds.
Photocommunication PHOT 17 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 17 will be able to create images of same subject altering the message by only changing the focal length of the lens.
  • Students that complete PHOT 17 will be able to apply principles of composition including the Gestalt principles for effective visual communication.
  • Students that complete PHOT 17 will be able to create visual stories using three or more sequenced images
  • Students that complete PHOT 17 will be able to create images where only lighting changes the picture message
  • Students that complete PHOT 17 will be able to describe the differences between documentary and journalistic styles.
Photographic Alternatives PHOT 12 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to produce substrates suitable for emulsion coating.
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to remove prints from instant film emulsions.
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to produce hand toning to further enhance standard digitals or silver prints.
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to analyze unique lighting source and apply to their conventional subjects.
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to classify images into their respective alternative application
  • Students that complete PHOT 12 will be able to design a hand-made camera.
Photography Portfolio Development PHOT 28 (VOC)
  • Will compile personal photographs into a professional portfolio.
  • Create a marketing plan for a perspective job search strategy complete with a current resume.
  • Students that complete PHOT 28 will be able to develop professional quality printed photographic portfolio.
  • Students that complete PHOT 28 will be able to develop professional quality digital, online or device portfolio.
  • Students that complete PHOT 28 will be able to analyze various presentation methods for photographic images.
  • Students that complete PHOT 28 will be able to create integrated marketing materials, including cover letter, resume, business card and promotional pieces
  • Students that complete PHOT 28 will be able evaluate, edit and critique images with respect to technical quality, topic or assignment requirements, and compositional elements, and appropriateness for inclusion in portfolio(s).
Portraiture and Wedding Photography PHOT 18 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22 and what they do, i.e. shallow depth of field and great depth of field.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4 and what they do, i.e. stop action and create blur.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to demonstrate specific procedures, techniques and tools utilized by professional wedding and portrait photographers.
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to demonstrate proper color correction and digital file manipulation
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to analyze information necessary for the operation of a wedding and portrait photography business.
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to evaluate common problems related to commercial, portrait and wedding photography.
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to apply photographic methods and techniques appropriate to studio and location photography.
  • Students that complete PHOT 18 will be able to create a portfolio of commercial portrait and wedding photography.
Special Projects in Photography PHOT 99
  • Student will present researched data on the industry standard for a unique skill attributed to their specific area of study, such as; portraiture(lighting),what is the main style of lighting; landscape(composition),what is the general composition rules for landscape, etc.
  • Student will create print(s) demonstrating a unique skill attributed to their specific area of study, such as; portraiture(lighting),what is the main style of lighting; landscape(composition),what is the general composition rules for landscape, etc.
  • Students that complete PHOT 99 will be able to enhance his/her understanding of a specific problem or topic in photography.
  • Students that complete PHOT 99 will be able begin, continue or complete a project in cooperation with an instructor.
  • Students that complete PHOT 99 will be able to expand a chosen idea, through an approved method of exploration.
  • Students that complete PHOT 99 will be able to present findings with an appropriate mode -- photographs, report, multimedia or poster presentation.
  • Students that complete PHOT 99 will be able maintain accurate and complete records of the project activities over the semester and submit them to their professor.
Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists PHOT 29
  • Students will understand basic copyright concepts as they relate to commercial artists.
  • Students will be able to produce an estimate and invoice for a sample commercial art assignment.
  • Students that complete PHOT 29 will be able to identify various commercial art specialties
  • Students that complete PHOT 29 will be able to explain copyright basics as applied to commercial artists
  • Students that complete PHOT 29 will be able to employ licensing model to prepare estimates and invoices for commercial art services
  • Students that complete PHOT 29 will be able to develop sample business forms for a commercial art business
  • Students that complete PHOT 29 will be able describe commercial art project production practices
Video for Photographers PHOT 26
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students that complete PHOT 26 will be able to use DSLR cameras, preproduction, production and post-production skills to create short commercial videos.
  • Students that complete PHOT 26 will be able to apply continuous lighting techniques to create product advertising videos.
  • Students that complete PHOT 26 will be able to use editing software to create commercial videos with title sequences and sound.
  • Students that complete PHOT 26 will be able to apply use of still images, frame rates and editing software to create stop-motion video.
  • Students that complete PHOT 26 will be able use DSLR cameras, lenses, and movement to produce videos that communicate a concept.
Work Experience in Photography PHOT 98
  • Students will gain additional real-world experience in the field.
  • Students will acquire new skills in their field
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able to examine and analyze the role of the artist in the field of photography.
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able to apply skills learned in the classroom under actual work conditions
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able to demonstrate and practice basic skills as they relate to the chosen industry.
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able to apply consistent industry work ethic and team participation skills.
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able evaluate performance at internship site and detail methods of improvement.
  • Students that complete PHOT 98 will be able to demonstrate effective interview skills.