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Photography (PHTO Courses)

PHTO 110 Basic Photography

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer to UC, CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of black and white photography as a means of personal expression or as a tool for professional growth. Included will be units on cameras, light, exposure, film and print development, enlarging, print finishing and criticism. Adjustable 35 mm camera suggested, school cameras available. (F,S)

PHTO 120 Materials and Processes

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography ; or PHTO 170 - Digital Photography
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A course exploring alternative photographic materials and processes including pinhole photography, cyanotype, Van Dyke, gum printing, toning, making digital and traditional enlarged negatives and making photographic books. A course for students with a background in photography or digital photography. Students are responsible for providing cameras, paper, mat board and other miscellaneous supplies necessary to the completion of work. Process chemicals are supplied.

PHTO 130 Advanced Black and White Photography

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A course investigating theories and working techniques in black and white photography using analog and hybrid digital systems to produce negatives and prints. Exploration of advanced techniques for controlling the printing process. Emphasizes the utilization of those techniques in pursuit of a personal visual style. Students are required to provide their own cameras, film and paper.

PHTO 140 Introduction to Color Photography

3.0 units.
Prerequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography ; or PHTO 170 - Digital Photography
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A course designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals of color photography, including the practical application of color theory to problems involving the use of color negative film and color prints as a means of personal expression along with scanning of film for digital output. Includes an examination of contemporary trends in color imagery. Students are required to supply their own cameras, film and paper.

PHTO 150 Introduction to Commercial Photography

2.0 units.
Prerequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A combined lab and lecture course that provides the student with an overview of photography as a career. Introduces professional photographic equipment and techniques in actual studio situations. Students will produce photographs of architecture, portraits, and advertising subjects as they would for a commercial client. 1 hour per week lecture, 2 hours per week lab. Repeatable 1 (one) time. Adjustable 35 mm camera suggested, school cameras available.

PHTO 170 Digital Photography

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introductory course on the tools of digital photography including cameras, scanners, printers and Adobe Lightroom software. Topics include image capture, enhance enhancement and presentation including ink jet prints and digital slideshows. For this course Mac skills are useful, but not essential.

PHTO 189 Independent Projects

0.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Students may enroll for any combination (unit value) of Independent Projects 189 and/or 389 for a total of four semesters in a specific discipline. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester

PHTO 380 Black And White Photo Lab 1

0.5 units.
Corequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography ; or PHTO 120 - Materials and Processes ; or PHTO 130 - Advanced Black and White Photography ; or PHTO 150 - Introduction to Commercial Photography ; or any 179, 189, or 199 as related to black and white photo process only.

Limitations on Enrollment: Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 380 and PHTO 381
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in the corequisite class.

PHTO 381 Black And White Photo Lab 2

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: PHTO 110 - Basic Photography ; or PHTO 120 - Materials and Processes ; or PHTO 130 - Advanced Black and White Photography ; or PHTO 150 - Introduction to Commercial Photography ; or any 179, 189, or 199 as related to black and white photo process only.

Limitations on Enrollment: Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 380 and PHTO 381.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in corequisite class. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 380 and 381. Corequisites: PHTO 110 or 120 or 130 or 150 or any 179, 189 or 199 as related to black and white photo process only.

PHTO 382 Color Photo Lab 1

0.5 units.
Corequisite: PHTO 140 - Introduction to Color Photography ; or any 179, 189 or 199, as related to color photo process only.

Limitations on Enrollment: Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 382 and PHTO 383
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in corequisite class.

PHTO 383 Color Photo Lab 2

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: PHTO 140 - Introduction to Color Photography ; or any 179, 189 or 199 as related to color photo processes only.

Limitations on Enrollment: Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 382 and PHTO 383
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Repeatable: 15.00
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in corequisite class. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 382 and PHTO 383. Corequisite: PHTO 140 or any 179, 189 or 199 as related to color photo processes only

PHTO 384 Digital Photo Lab 1

0.5 units.
Corequisite: PHTO 170 - Digital Photography ; or any 179, 189, or 199 as related to digital photo processes only.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in corequisite class.

PHTO 385 Digital Photo Lab 2

1.0 unit.
Corequisite: PHTO 170 - Digital Photography ; or any 179, 189, or 199 as related to digital photo process only.

Limitations on Enrollment: Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PHTO 384 and PHTO 385
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Open entry laboratory class designed to provide students with the opportunity to refine and expand techniques learned in corequisite class.