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Photography Courses

PHO201 Introduction to Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to digital photography, with an overview of the basic theoretical principles of photography, including composition, exposure and lighting. Lectures will be complemented by applied projects that explore different photography techniques based on a variety of themes. Students will also be trained to photograph art and design works as well as process digital images.

PHO212 Photography II

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course examines the use of still photography as a means of documenting contemporary society, the application of the medium to visual analysis, and the presentation of society.

Prerequisite: PHO211 Photography I

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course is intended to give a general introduction to digital photography, including theoretical lectures and practical applications on the basic principles of photography. The course will include hands-on exercises with a digital camera, and will cover the work of great photographers to illustrate the fundamentals of photocomposition. The course will address four main areas in photography:  technical make-up of a camera, composition, lighting, and introduction to photo editing software.  Students who sign up for this class should have their own digital camera.

PHO221 Digital Photography I

[2–2, 3 cr.]

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to digital photography, including the main components of the digital camera and their functions as well as the creative potential of digital printing techniques. Exploring photography from a digital perspective, students are initiated into an understanding of digital image workflow, from composition to light and graphics, scanning, output, digital manipulation, and printing. Using specific digital software, the course covers the basics of digital photography as well as the control over image manipulation techniques.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

PHO231 History and Theory of Photography

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course will survey the history of photography from its beginning to the present, covering major theoretical movements, including realism, modernism, surrealism, structuralism, postmodernism, and post structuralism. The survey will also study the development of digital photography and its potential theoretical impact.
 
Prerequisite: ENG102 Academic English II

PHO301 Studio Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course examines the use of photography in the studio as an application of the medium to visual analysis and presentation. The digital medium format camera is introduced along with the DSLR & workflow software, including scanning, image manipulation, and output. The course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, supervised lab work and critiques.
 
Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

PHO311 Digital Imaging Technologies

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course explores the basic physics of light, color, digital cameras and their components. Emphasis is placed on the manipulation and creation of digital images through various software. Digital images, and their characteristics are addressed as the course examines how to work with digital pictures files in print and electronic forms.
 
Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

PHO330 Black and White Analog Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course examines how to see photographically by exploring the basic tools, techniques and aesthetics of 35mm black-and-white analog photography, with special emphasis on the creative use of camera controls, film exposure, development and print with proper use of chemicals. Students are exposed to different darkroom manipulations, experimental methods and techniques aiming at producing a portfolio of photographic artworks. The course is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, supervised lab work and critiques.
 
Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

PHO341 Architectural Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course will explore the principals of architectural photography as a language of design through lectures, demonstrations, and critical discussions. Students will engage in ongoing photographic study under a framework of conceptual themes. Specific photographic problems drawn from the ongoing process will be examined in detail; the application of standard compositional forms, graphic styling, use of natural and artificial light, technical issues relative to image acquisition, rendering and presentation.

Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

PHO342 Landscape Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course explores the unique aesthetic and technical challenges of photographing spatial settings for personal expression and historical documentation. Students would examine the expressive photography of ruins, cityscapes and landscapes. Focus would include perspective compositions, and lighting arrangements.

Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

PHO344 Fashion Photography

[2–3, 3 cr.]

This course is a hands-on study of fashion photography. Emphasis is placed on the use of photographic equipment and lighting techniques specific to the creation of professional photographs suitable for publication in fashion magazines and advertisements. Students assemble a photographic team, create promotional material, and prepare a portfolio for use in the market.

Prerequisites: FND201 Photography for Foundation or PHO213 Introduction to Digital Photography