PHO 100 Basic Photography (3 credits)

This black and white photography course is an introduction to basic digital camera techniques, aesthetics, and image editing software. Class time is a combination of lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on lab instruction. Regular projects, exams, and writing assignments will be given as appropriate to the discipline. Students must have a digital SLR camera.

PHO 111 Digital Photography (3 credits)

This non-major course is designed to cover the basics of digital photography. Students will be introduced to digital camera functions. Assignments will address composition, design, color theory, and the history of photography to help students work creatively with their digital cameras. Students will be introduced to image editing software for color correction, image manipulation, and digital output. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique and hands-on digital lab instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students may have any digital camera but a digital SLR camera is preferred.

PHO 150 Black and White Photography II (3 credits)

This course is a study of advanced black and white photographic techniques and theory. Students will work digitally to produce a portfolio of images. Students will work through a series of assignments that will increase their understanding of the photographic medium. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands on digital lab instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisite: PHO 100.

PHO 160 Color Photography I (3 credits)

This course will cover digital color photography including exposure, processing, printing, color theory, color management, and digital output. Aesthetics and communication will be stressed. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetic critique, and hands-on lab instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisite: PHO 100 or Permission of Department.

PHO 170 Studio Lighting and Techniques I (3 credits)

This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and practice of studio photography. Students will be introduced to medium format cameras, digital cameras, and tungsten and strobe lighting systems, as well as other lighting equipment. Class will focus on creation of black and white imagery with projects drawn from the following: advertising, portraiture, fashion, product photography, digital, architecture, and fine art. Students will develop a working knowledge of all the tools of the studio, as well as the ability to work knowledgeably in the crafting of effective lighting of all subject matter. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on digital laboratory and studio instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisite: PHO 150.

PHO 260 Color Photography II (3 credits)

This color photography course is an advanced, digital photography class. The course will build on the foundation created in PHO 160 for working with digital, color, photographic imagery. Students will create a portfolio of images. Students will work through a series of assignments that address digital camera operations, color correction, image manipulation, mastering color printing, and color management. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique and hands on digital lab instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisite: PHO 160.

PHO 270 Studio Lighting and Techniques II (3 credits)

This course is an advanced studio photography class. Students will focus on effective use of medium format and digital cameras, as well as the full range of lighting equipment for work in color photography. Class will address advanced studio techniques and creative problem solving using digital methods. Assignments may include projects in advertising, portraiture, fashion, product photography, architecture, and fine art. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on digital laboratory and studio instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisite: PHO 170.

PHO 271 Alternative Photographic Process (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to alternative photographic techniques and an expanded investigation of various modes of photographic presentation. Students will study techniques and photo processes ranging from the 19th century (such as cyanotype, and van dyke brown) to the most contemporary digital techniques with an eye toward adapting and combining various techniques for innovative personal expression. Students will be encouraged to move beyond the traditional presentation methods of photography and to devise presentation styles to match and augment their photographic content. Possibilities include: sequential imagery (book, video or digital), collage and montage, mixed media, wall hangings and sculptural and installation uses of photography. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique and hands-on, in-class projects. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of this course. Students must have an adjustable 35mm film camera and a digital SLR camera. Prerequisites: PHO 100 or Permission of Instructor.

PHO 272 Documentary Photography (3 credits)

This course allows students to investigate a range of topics and issues typical to the photojournalist. These may include legal and ethical issues, news, spot news, portrait and action photography, travel imagery, picture editing, photography and writing, digital imagery, and the extended documentary project. Class is designed to provide a solid introduction to the work of the photojournalist. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on laboratory instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to this discipline are part of this course. Students must have a digital SLR camera. Prerequisites: PHO 150 and ART 142; recommended: PHO 160.

PHO 290 History of Photography (3 credits)

A survey of the history of photography, with concentration on selected major figures in photography from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Class activities will include instuctor's presentations, student reports, field trips, guest presentations, and discussions based upon those activities and upon assigned readings in the history of photography.

PHO 291 CO:Cooperative Education (3 credits)

The course is designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to the work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student and the faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a daily log of hours worked and duties performed, and a work-related final project or paper. This will allow the student to earn 3 credit hours. The student's performance will be evaluated by the faculty co-op coordinator on the basis of the objectives in the initial learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the employer. A letter grade will be assigned. Photography majors ONLY. Prerequisite: Approval by the Photography department.