Classes

Credits

3rd Term Review

0

The purpose of third term review is to assess that students are on track and to identify any apparent shortcomings that a student's work may have. This is not meant to be a comprehensive review, rather we are verifying that each and every student is achieving/applying the expected standard of education appropriate for this term level.

Course number: PHOT-200
Prerequisite: n/a

5th Term Review

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This review addresses academic, aesthetic, and technical issues in each student146s work. Some kind portfolio (need not be finished) or presentation is required to show the work, but additional work outside that form is also acceptable and encouraged. Students begin their review by making a presentation of their work, direction of study and a short explanation of the outcomes from the classes that the work was done in. In showing the work, the student should clarify a range of skills they are comfortable employing, skills that they want to improve and a plan for how they will continue through graduation.

Course number: PHOT-300
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-200, 3rd Term Review

7th Term Review

0

These reviews will address aesthetic, technical and academic issues. This is not an exit interview, but one designed to assess a student's plan to move into the professional workplace and to give them an additional term to address what is discovered in the review. Reviewers recognize things in the work presented that can be addressed in a student's last term. This is an important review of preparedness, confidence and confrontation with the reality of graduation.

Course number: PHOT-400
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-200, 3rd Term Review and PHOT-300, 5th Term Review

Adv Architectural Photography

This class will give each student an opportunity to refine how they photograph architecture with a particular emphasis on residential interiors. There will be guest lectures and crits by leading architectural photographers and several class shoots off campus.

Course number: PHOT-337
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture

Adv Photographic Processes 1

3

The Advanced Photographic Processes I class course deals primarily, but not exclusively with the concepts of correct exposure of film, its subsequent development, and reproduction of the negative images into positive prints. After considerable time, energy, and effort in exploring the conceptual entanglements of "Exposure and Development" the student will understand what a good quality negative is, and how it translates into a good quality print.

Course number: PHOT-121
Prerequisite: n/a

Adv Photographic Processes 2

3

There is authenticity and luminance to a Gelatin Silver Print. The print itself has value as an object of beauty. This course sets out to advance your understanding of the use of black and white film, paper, and chemistry to produce images of exceptional craft. This course will build upon your technical foundation of the silver gelatin medium, however the main goal is to use the techniques to ensure the success of a 10 image, personally driven, body of work. All effort will be made to push this traditional medium to support the concept of the "Final Project". This will be an excellent opportunity to work on a short term or long term project. Techniques for "expressive use" will be drawn from the use of grain, contrast and toning as well other techniques. Archival printing and matting to gallery standards will be accomplished. All format of cameras are accepted as long as the lens has an f-stop and shutter speed. As a class, we will pick the best image from each student's "Final" to form a group show that will be displayed on the wall outside the Black and White Lab.

Course number: PHOT-122
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1

Advanced Product Photography

3

The Advanced Product Photography class will continue exploring the highly technical world of Product Photography at a more advance level. With PHOT-338 being the prerequisite, this training will prepare students to enter the ever-evolving world of product photography world where more attention will be given to every aspect of the product at hand. The focus will no longer be just on lighting the product but the complete workflow and the process and at every step of the way, from pre-production all the way to post-production. This class will equally rely on hands-on approach and letting students free to explore. The idea here is to allow the students to bring their own sense of problem solving and let that be the building block of the process within this knowledge rich environment. The class will ultimately be an incubator of creativity with emphases on higher degree of technical knowledge within the realm of Product Photography.

Course number: PHOT-438
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-338, Product Photography

Alternative Portraiture

3

This class is designed for continuing exploration of the world of portrait photography where the use of other than traditional methods and techniques are emphasized. The photographer as a cutting edge, visionary artist is the asis for this class that encourages a personal style and point of view toward representation of the subject. From historical to contemporary artists with 147personal vision148 are studied and how their methodology influences, motivates, and inspires current trends in the world of portraiture.

Course number: PHOT-307
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-257, Color

Alternative Processes

3

This course will explore alternative processes to the black and white photographic print including platinum prints, liquid light, pinhole cameras. Students are encouraged to explore the creative uses of a variety of processing and printing to expand their photographic vocabulary and personal body of work.

Course number: PHOT-207
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Advanced Photo Processes 1

Architecture

3

This class guides students into seeing how both natural and artificial light give dimension, texture and mood to a structure or interior space. The ultimate goal is to create a photograph which translates the experience of being in a space to the 2-dimensional world of photography. Students will begin to master lighting in a variety of spaces and the control of multiple light sources and types.

Course number: PHOT-251
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color

Berlin: the City As Portrait

3

This is a research and project based class that will prepare students for a study abroad program in Berlin. Actual classes are broken into two components. A: Lecture and slideshow by the instructor. B: The photographic work and research of the students. We meet once a week. There will be a few weeks where we meet every second week. The goal of the class is to get students prepared for the time in Germany. This will be achieved through research, journal keeping and producing a photographic project that will allow students "to hit the ground running" in Berlin. This class will give students the opportunity to research a foreign city and create new work independently while testing and challenging their skills outside the institutional structure. And to expand perspective and global awareness.

Course number: PHOT-880
Prerequisite: 5th Term and above

Car Photography

3

This course is a study of photographic scenarios utilized in the photography of automobiles both in a studio setting and on location. The specific issues of lighting large products with reflective surfaces and shooting still and moving objects will be addressed. Discussion of marketing and advertising of automobiles and other modes of transportation will be discussed and show how these strategies were applied historically and are now currently applied in editorial and marketing contexts.

Course number: PHOT-331
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-261, Still Life or PHOT-338, Product Photography

Color

3

Course Summary: Theories of color and light are fully examined as a pathway to achieve a sound understanding of color photography. This course will place emphasis on the properties of color negative film and its inherit characteristics, with the stated goal of gaining a working understanding of the relationships between exposure, development and printing. Further discussions will center on the aesthetics of color itself, and its role as a vehicle of effective visual communication.

Course number: PHOT-257
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2

Composition

3

In this class students will examine the fundamental elements of pictorial construction and learn to apply these through a series of assigned projects. These projects will be based on one or more of the compositional problems examined in class and will give students an opportunity to exercise and apply these compositional concepts. The assignments will begin with simple principles and, as students learn to juggle more complicated material, increase in complexity. In addition to the photographically based assignments students will be required to keep a sketchbook for ideation sketches and drawing. Through drawing students will explore strategies for compositional analysis as well as figural investigations from the live model. The subject matter in the first half of the trimester will be still life followed by figural work in the second half.

Course number: PHOT-104
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1

Concept

3

Students will learn to define the problem at hand and to understand the difference between an idea and a developed concept. The class will explore the nature of the creative process and the value of a focused work ethic. Students will discover ways to think visually and to understand that the quality and quantity of decisions made while working define one146s creative style. Students will begin to construct images that show evidence of their understanding of the value of light, pose, gesture, composition, and environment and how to fashion these elements for creative effect and to take responsibility for every aspect of their image.

Course number: PHOT-102
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-111

Core Lighting

3

This course consists of a series of assignments designed to cultivate love of, and respect for light. The first assignments will introduce you to the basic vocabulary of lighting: lighting direction and formal definition, hard and soft light qualities, separation, fill ratio, basic laws of light and the dynamics of lighting. My expectations for these assignments will be very specific; your task will be to closely copy given examples, and the assignments will encourage careful and patient observation. Once you have integrated these lessons, once you have begun to intuitively "think in light", the assignments will open up to allow you to apply these skills more freely in the service of your own creative vision.

Course number: PHOT-160
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1

Creatv Disruptn:Beyond Clssrm

Annenberg Fellowships in Photography Image Strategy Partners representing some of Los Angeles' most risk-taking, entrepreneurial, and creative organizations and businesses will develop challenging projects that require the expertise of students proficient in photography and image strategy. A planning grant from the Annenberg Foundation supports fellowship stipends of $500 per student per term. Selected fellows will participate in work site placements that include the following sectors: non-profit for-profit, and government. Concurrent with these placements, the fellows will meet as a cohort weekly to support their understanding of partnership, work cultures, and design and visual strategy methodologies. Students may be working individually or in teams of 2. Students who have completed 5 terms and are in good standing within the Department may apply to participate in this class.

Course number: PHOT-480
Prerequisite: n/a

DM: Safe Water Chile

Designing real world solutions to empower Chile's poorest families, in partnership with the humanitarian organization Un Techo Para Chile. Students will travel to Santiago, Chile over summer break for two weeks of intensive field research. The studio will focus on products and environmental interventions to help slum-dwellers transport, store, efficiently use, conserve and re-use water in their daily lives. Student innovators will design and fabricate extremely low-cost, ingenious prototypes that have the potential for real world implementation. This project affords students the unique challenge to design interventions which act locally to create life-changing opportunities and break cycles of poverty that have endured for hundreds of years. Host department: Environmental Design. Faculty: Dan Gottlieb, Penny Herscovitch (Environmental)

Course number: TDS-308
Prerequisite: n/a

Design 2

3

In this class students will learn the basic vocabulary and architecture of paginated materials: books, magazines, catalogs, web, etc. Class will focus on an understanding of the principles of scale, size, proportion, position, direction, point of view, cropping and sequencing within this context. Students will learn the roles of designer, art director, photographer, picture editor, editor, and writer in the publication process and to understand how to plan and organize multi-image projects to achieve narrative strategies.

Course number: PHOT-312
Prerequisite: Take INT-103, Design 1, PHOT-104, Composition, PHOT-112, Imaging 2 and PHOT-257, Color

Dialog and Presentation

Course number: PHOT-304
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Compositing

Students in this class will use their own photographic images to practice advanced techniques for photo-realistic and photo-surrealistic image compositing. Course covers developing strategies for compositing complex combinations using Photoshop, layers, masks, blending modes and other techniques while focusing on concept and creativity.

Course number: PHOT-317
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-313, Imaging 3

Digital Imaging and Retouching

This class facilitates the transition from traditional darkroom printing to digital printing. The course translates traditional photographic vocabulary and techniques to the digital realm. Additionally the class communicates the essentials of digital print making in terms familiar in the conventional darkroom. Digital printing will be approached using traditional darkroom methodology as a foundation. Retouching will be addresses on several levels including blending modes, layering, masking and compositing.

Course number: PHOT-353
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Output

One of the biggest challenges facing photographers is producing quality digital prints from their images. The goal of this class is to make the digital printing process as clear as possible to achieve the prints we envision. By building on existing knowledge and continuing the conversation of the role of color space, color intent and profiles this class focuses on overcoming the challenges of the digital output. Weekly lectures, classroom exercises and projects will be assigned throughout the semester. The importance of soft proofing, wide format inkjet printing, black and white capture to print, RGB color printing, 16 bit printing software, will be some of the subject matter to be studied in this class.

Course number: PHOT-334
Prerequisite: n/a

Digital Retouching & Output

This class facilitates the transition from traditional darkroom printing to digital printing. The course translates traditional photographic vocabulary and techniques to the digital realm. Additionally the class communicates the essentials of digital print making in terms familiar in the conventional darkroom. Digital printing will be approached using traditional darkroom methodology as a foundation. Density, contrast, tonal range and color will be addressed and mastered. Image manipulation such as burning, dodging and spotting will be performed in a digital manner as well. Simply put the goal remains the same, to produce custom quality photographic prints.

Course number: PHOT-352
Prerequisite: n/a

Documentary Photography

3

The Documentary Photo Essay will consist of weekly assignments that will be critiqued at the beginning of the following week's class. Initial assignments including environmental portraits, working with minimum and maximum depths of field, and creating establishing shots will develop the tools to produce a classic photo essay (e.g. the Life Magazine photo essays of the 1940s and '50s.) Examples of photo essays by renowned photographers such as W. Gene Smith (e.g. Minamata series) and Sebastiao Salgado (e.g. Migrations) will be examined. Students will discuss and refine their project ideas in class.

Course number: PHOT-308
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color

Editorial Photography

3

This class will help students understand what it is like to work for a variety of publications today. Students will be asked to fulfill realistic and challenging assignments from simple portraits to elaborate conceptual stories. We will look at historical and contemporary work and engage in discussions that inspire as well as offer important practical skills. Students will be encouraged to develop a professional approach that includes knowing your potential client, building relationships with photo editors and art directors, shaping ideas and concepts with art reference, and devising a clear plan of production prior to a session. Artistic vision and style will be emphasized simultaneously with the importance of completing a job successfully and professionally. Regular assignments with real deadlines will generate work for weekly critique and portfolio editing and development. Through this range of assignments, students will learn to fulfill the demands of a client, while developing their own artistic voice. They will learn the value of a well thought out production plan, and that collaborating and being professional in all aspects of a job is what may get them hired again. They will grow more comfortable and confident talking about their own work. They will understand the importance of a good edit. They will decide what kind of magazines they want to work for, and how to steer their portfolio and promotional materials towards getting such assignments.

Course number: PHOT-316
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture

Entrepreneurial Strategies

3

In this course students will learn how to use entrepreneurial strategies in their photographic practice to become better image-makers and to move out into their careers in a more professional circumstance. New ideas and opportunities don't come out of thin air, but research, studying and practice and help you adopt the best practices of this shifting information culture and economics to create personal and professional strategies. You can initiate work now that will begin to build a client base, a web following, and a brand that is particularly useful in taking advantage of the hybrid multi-platform opportunities.

Course number: PHOT-361
Prerequisite: Take HBUS-201/PRP-345, Business & Professional Practices

Experimental Projects

This course is structured to enable the student to go beyond technique into personal expression and creativity and provides an opportunity to develop confidence in one's ability to "create" and to discover the inherent artist in each of us. The importance of one's passion, perseverance, and personal growth during your career is emphasized. The class establishes a foundation from which the photographer can grow as an artist throughout their career as a student and into their professional practice.

Course number: PHOT-354
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1 and PHOT-160, Core Lighting

Fashion Photography 1

3

This course is designed to acquaint the photography student with the working world of fashion photography and to begin to develop a personal sense of style for their images. Students will work with models, stylists, and make-up artists both in class shoots and on their own. Various aspects of fashion and beauty lighting will be explored as well as historic and current trends in the fashion world.

Course number: PHOT-306
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture Take PHOT-358, Location Photography

Final Crit

3

This course is designed to work with graduating students to refine their exit plan addressing issues such as prospective clients, interview skills, self-promotion and their final presentation of their work for Grad Show exhibition.

Course number: PHOT-461
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-361, Entrepreneurial Strategies OR PHOT-451, Working Photographer

Fine Art Photography

3

In this course we will assess the role of photography in Art and reciprocally, the role of Art in photography. You will make images. This class will assist you in seeing the differences among photographs and what role photographs play in society. Students are encouraged to create their own distinct images that speak their intentions in a more clearly articulated voice.

Course number: PHOT-254
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept

Fine Art of Digital Printing

This class will allow students to develop an aesthetic for quality printing from digital files. Students will learn a variety of techniques and tools that will help refine both your digital files and finished prints. Students will explore different substrates and printing systems. After taking this class students will be able to realize their photographic vision on paper. This class will require students to print extensively both off campus and on campus.

Course number: PHOT-355
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-313, Imaging 3

Food Photography

3

This class is a comprehensive overview of contemporary food photography. Characteristics of food, concept development, lighting and styling are emphasized. The class provides an opportunity for students to observe and assist a photographer in the photo shoot and to work with professional food and prop stylists as well as to begin their practice of developing their own food photography skills and style.

Course number: PHOT-359
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition and PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting

From Still to Motion

This is a course designed to integrate where still meets motion. Students will be encouraged to look deeper and push their still photographic storytelling into short motion projects. How movement and sound is used to support the still image will be explored thru a series of class projects. Final projects will include a 5 minute motion piece supported by (or integrated with) a series of 5-10 photographs. How the internet is effecting work and where it is seen will be closely examined. The personal story will be encouraged. By looking closely at one's personal history through still and motion work, students will be encouraged to experiment with non-traditional storytelling and the idea of a spatial cinematic experience. Emphasis will be on the importance of detail and how small, concise stories can have big effects. How to approach, interview, find trust and comfort with subjects will also be discussed thru multiple films and internet examples and class exercises.

Course number: PHOT-318
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study Studio

Course number: PHOT-396
Prerequisite: n/a

Guided Study Studio

Course number: PHOT-496
Prerequisite: n/a

Imaging 1

3

This course will provide students the functions, procedures and applications of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to expand students' creative vision and help them define their personal style. Students will learn to master workflow and develop best practices for photographers. The class will address retouching images, adjustment layers, exposure histograms, color theory and management, color temperature, white balance, resolution and histograms. The course will also introduce students to inkjet and Chromira printing as well as flatbed scanning of images.

Course number: PHOT-111
Prerequisite: n/a

Imaging 2

3

This class allows students to move past the beginning stages of digital photography, exposure and printing and to start to become a power user in a variety of digital software and hardware. Students will learn to work more efficiently and speak the language of digital imagery. After this class, photographic creativity should not suffer due to insufficient technical knowledge. Compositing and retouching should be seamless.

Course number: PHOT-112
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-111, Imaging 1 or PHO-PH1, Imaging 1 Waiver

Imaging 3

3

The purpose of this class is to provide you with a method for successful digital capture (studio and location), project asset organization, file management and client presentation. Digital capture is the foundation for your digital workflow, in preparation for developing subsequent workflow segments for image enhancement, file delivery and output, and project acrhiving.

Course number: PHOT-313
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2 and PHOT-160, Core Lighting

Landscape Photography

This studio class will be an exploration of the landscape in personal practice. Strong emphasis will be placed on the history of landscape with a focus on contemporary artists working with landscape. This class will allow the student the opportunity to develop their own use of the landscape as a subject. The role of landscape in film will play a critical role. The class will be a combination of research, technical exercises and shooting.

Course number: PHOT-242
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-257, Color

Lighting for Non-Photo Majors

3

This is a photographic lighting course for non-photo majors. The class will cover various methods of lighting for photography to give students the ability to photograph their own work more effectively. Techniques for shooting products as well as copy work and photographing 2-dimensional pieces will be addressed. This course is open to degree students in all majors with the exception of photography.

Course number: PHOT-108
Prerequisite: n/a

Location Photography

3

Location lighting is an introduction to the particular skills that photographer sue when working on assignment outside the studio. Editorial projects such as environmental portraiture, architecture and journalism need to be shot on location and specific equipment and strategies are required for successful results. Classroom meetings will present theory and application while location demos and assignments will provide hands-on experience.

Course number: PHOT-358
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting, PHOT-251, PHOT-313

Marketing Photography

What is required to succeed in the fast changing marketplace for commercial and fine art photography? It is no secret that good luck needs good preparation. You need to know the business and how to research your audience. Hard work combined with your talent and education will take you to where you want to be in five years. But there are no shortcuts, a career does not happen without focus and commitment. The class helps you articulate and actualize your five-year plan. We research financial resources to fund personal projects including grants, awards and competitions. We discuss strategies to build your reputation in the fine art and the commercial world by committing to portfolio reviews. We discuss if, why, when and how to publish a book, and how to develop a revenue in print sales and commercial licenses. Most importantly everyone needs a focused marketing strategy thru social media, print and email. Finding your audience is your primary goal and we review commercially available lists and research your own dream client list. We will practice Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) using pictures, photographs and our own work. These exercises help us understand how others read and interpret our work and form the basis of conversation with a wider community of photographers and curators. Guest speakers will talk about developing personal projects, portfolio reviews, and career options. Course work will include two shooting assignments, grant writing, editing and research projects. The syllabus will be reflective of the needs and specific trajectories of individual students.

Course number: PHOT-349
Prerequisite: PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color

Master Lighting

3

A concept based, master portrait lighting class. Course will include studio visits with local photographers, in-depth critique, and will be geared towards students who are intent on building their personal body of work.

Course number: PHOT-341
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture and PHOT-257, Color

Memory, Media and the City

Based in some of the literary investigations of Los Angeles by Norman H. Klein, Mike Davis, John Fante, Raymond Carver and Raymond Chandler, this class will explore the discrete themes that make up a city. Student will investigate architecture, urban circumstance, history, neighborhoods and even individuals of note. The instructors believe that most of photography's best work is made before one picks up the camera, so this course will be about constructing plans for students to make more meaningful images about the complexity of our city and surrounding regions. There will be readings discussions, photographs made in the context of individual and group projects, the development of captions, critique and a final collaborative online outcome.

Course number: PHOT-340
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture

Moving Pictures

In this course we will look at film as a way to reconsider the meaning of our photographic practices. Mainstream, international and art house "films" will be screened weekly in class, with group discussion to follow. Screenings and discussions will be informed by a series of readings drawn from photo theory, criticism, creative writing and journalism. These will offer alternative lenses through which to view the films and provide conceptual reference points for our conversations. You will be required to write weekly and complete a final paper, as well as develop an original body of visual work by the end of the course. The following, key questions will help to frame our discussions: (How) do motion pictures move us? What narrative strategies have emerged in the last decade of film, and how have these challenged notions of documentary, features, fiction and truth? What aesthetic strategies have been developed to grapple with the correlation between the real and the reel, especially as production becomes partial to the pixel? What is the relationship between page, print, monitor and screen? What might these questions suggest for our efforts as photographers working in and between the worlds of fine art, commercial, social commentary, and virtual photography?

Course number: PHOT-357
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-107, View Camera and PHOT-160, Core Lighting

Narrative &the Single Images

This class will consider the nature of implied narrative and how it specifically applies to the photographic image. The focus of discussions, assignments and critiques will deal with how photographic form and content can be extended into areas of imagistic storytelling promoting levels of communication by both visual and empathetic means.

Course number: PHOT-278
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition

New Narratives in Media

In the investigation of Images as vessels for ideas, this class is a vehicle for students to build more effective contextual framework concerning pictures, video, project centered work and the conceptual development of these projects. If we consider literature, history, culture, art and design, the personal idea, the public consciousness and current media as critical links to a constructed framework for making images, then the more that students understand about the specificity of their ideas, research and practice will more successfully inform their practice

Course number: PHOT-378
Prerequisite: Take PHOT,-217 Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color

OAS Centennial Campaign

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest regional platform for political dialogue and collective action in the Americas, actively promoting values of peace, democracy and justice throughout North, Central, and South America, and is celebrating its centennial in 2010 with a year-long series of cultural events and communications. This TDS studio, led by a team of graphic design, film and motion graphics faculty will focus on the branding of the centennial for broad public dissemination internationally, and will explore digital, motion and print vehicles that will capture this important moment in the organization's history with a contemporary appeal. Students will conceie an integrated multi-media campaign for the OAS Centennial that will receive extensive international visibility in next year's celebration. Petitons approved by GPK dept

Course number: TDS-309
Prerequisite: n/a

P&G Sustainable Hair Care

Create a sustainable vision for hair care. Restrictions: Graphic Design, Advertising, Product Design, Environmental Design; upper term students only by petition

Course number: TDS-310
Prerequisite: n/a

Page, Wall & Screen Seen

This course is for upper term photography majors who have developed a mature body of work. We will spend the semester critiquing, editing and writing about your images. Our shared goal is to develop a group exhibition that will traverse various presentation strategies. We will explore online presences and mobile devices, as well as a wall-based show accompanied by a print catalog. In order to enroll, you must already have an existing body of work that you are prepared to edit and finalize for presentation. Previous exhibition experience is not necessary but a coherent body of work and strong teamwork skills are a must.

Course number: PHOT-348
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-254, Fine Art Photo and HHIS-270, History of Photo 1 or HHIS-271, History of Photo 2

Photo Illustration

3

This class will build on the educational experiences that were created in the Still Life class. Refinement of visual ideas and narrative will be practiced. Special attention to image content through the use of various photographic and digital techniques will be explored. Research, development, planning and practice will be encouraged for all finished works. Assignments for this class will consist of individual narrative constructs as well as an extended series of work that deals with a specific view or narrative them.

Course number: PHOT-321
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-261, Still Life 1 or PHOT-338, Product Photography

Photo Imaging for Non-Photo

3

This is a photographic imaging class for non - photo majors. This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to understand and apply techniques to create more aesthetic images. The course will touch on many topics, including the DSLR camera and lens, the shutter and depth of field. Metering, exposure, natural light and the use of fill cards (reflectors) will also be covered. Also included in the class will be an introduction to composition. Students will be introduced to the best principles of digital capture while processing RAW image files using Adobe Lightroom, controlling exposure, contrast and color globally as well selectively, white balance, basic retouching and image sharpening. While this course is technical in some aspects students will be challenged to explore their own personal style and conceptual possibilities. Upon the conclusion of this course students will understand what is involved in creating an aesthetically pleasing photograph with confidence. Equipment Requirements Students will need to provide their own DSLR camera with raw capture capability, a LAPTOP, ADOBE LIGHTROOM, and a minimum 1T portable hard drive, which they should bring to the first class. (Hard drives will be needed week 2.)

Course number: PHOT-114
Prerequisite: n/a

Photo Production

3

In this course students will refine their skills with regard to conceptualizing, cost estimating, location scouting and producing photographic assignments. Assignments can be geared to students personal photographic direction and potential clients.

Course number: PHOT-411
Prerequisite: PHOT-358 Location Photography

Photo: Zone System

3

Although the class is called Zone System, it is not a rehash of that particular technique. It is about producing an image that is exceptional not only in its technical aspects, but also one that embodies the emotional and mental aspects of humanity within the artist exhibited in final form as a beautiful print.

Course number: PHOT-230
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1

Photographic Series

This class is intended to develop a cohesive body of work with consistency of subject matter, technique, and process. The class is project-driven. This "series" of images can be an extension, re-vamp, or redirection of subject matter already begun prior to taking the class, or it can be an entirely new concept and body of work. Student must have access to subject matter chosen. The goal is a completed series of new or extended work to augment your portfolio or possibly to become a self-published book. Topics addressed in the course will include the esthetics of a "series mentality", how one delves deeper into subject matter as well as shining a light on the psychological development of artists and the process of creating their work. Collateral materials, research, previous student projects and historical references will be required and will be discussed in class. A completed series of images (either in print of book form) will be required at the end of the 14-week term.

Course number: PHOT-322
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-261, Still Life 1 or PHOT-338, Product Photography

Photography Internship

3

Course number: PHOT-390
Prerequisite: n/a

Photography Internship

3

Course number: PHOT-490
Prerequisite: n/a

Photography Master Class

3

This is an advanced course designed for upper level photography students. The class will be project based and will involve discussion of fashion photography, style, portraiture and fine art as well as critique of student work. Students will develop, refine and utilize their personal photographic style for projects they propose and develop over the course of the semester.

Course number: PHOT-422
Prerequisite: Must be a Photography major, 6th term or higher

Portfolio Development

3

This course provides information and skills fundamental to the working photographer. The primary focus and goal will be to prepare a portfolio for presentation to clients, reps and agencies that is unique and representative of each students work. Students will explore the nature and value of an overall concept, technique, typography and choice of materials necessary to create a portfolio presentation.

Course number: PHOT-360
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-312, Design 2 and PHOT-358, Location Photography

Portrait Lighting

3

This course builds on the foundations of lighting learned in Core Lighting. Students will begin to explore and master more advanced lighting techniques while focusing on portrait photography using both studio and natural lighting in both film and digital circumstances. Students will begin to understand how lighting translates into emotion and narrative in both black and white and color photography. The class will cover a variety of lighting options as well as the myriad of light modifiers that can be used to create a personal photographic vision.

Course number: PHOT-217
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-160, Core Lighting and PHOT-107, View Camera

Portrait and Identity

Students will be exposed to and experience principles of portraiture in regards to art history and the photographic arts. The course's major emphasis will be to guide students to develop their own voice within the creative field. Students will choose a single subject or subject group and develop a hands-on semester-long project. Student will be expected to integrate the given set of portraiture skills and principles and develop a unique final portfolio of 12-20 images by the end of the course.

Course number: PHOT-319
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color

Product Photography

3

This class continues to build upon the foundation lighting courses by exploring in greater depth the creation and control of artificial light in the context of professional product photography. The focus will be on the intent of the photographer in using lighting to emphasize or hide aspects of the objects at hand. The class structure allows the students to experience first hand challenges that they would encounter professionally through class shoots, demonstrations, and critique of student assignments. Students will develop the fluency and the knowledge necessary to determine the perfect lighting for each given situation as it relates to real world product photography, be it in advertising or editorial venues.

Course number: PHOT-338
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting

Professional Presentation

Location Lighting is an introduction to the particular skills that photographers use when working on assignment outside the studio. Editorial projects such environmental portraiture, architecture and journalism need to be shot on location?\ and specific equipment and strategies are required for successful result. Classroom meetings will present theory and application while location demos and assignments will provide hands on experience. Students are required to have already taken the introductory lighting classes.

Course number: PHOT-260
Prerequisite: n/a

Project Photo: Food

Course number: PHOT-330
Prerequisite: n/a

Scenography

Students will build a solid foundation in utilizing scenic elements for use in their work. They will learn how to design and execute scenographic techniques for use in the studio as well as adapting them for use on location.

Course number: PHOT-290
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-3012, Design 2

Second Nature

3

Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered. How we see nature is always framed by culture; at some distance, as second nature to ourselves. This TDS examines all cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes, photography, cinema, video art, design including architecture, and poetry and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when it is culturally manipulated, as we find in gardens, earth works and sculpture. We will go on field trips to to study the local landscape, as a source of history and inspiration. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This class is a five hour studio TDS with an embedded H&S component. We will have lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. All departments and disciplines are accepted. Projects can be in any media. Participants will produce art or design projects for the class, including a midterm, a class exhibition, and a final. There will be readings for each topic, and short papers directed towards opening up discussions. Active participation in all class discussions is a substantial requirement towards the overall grade.

Course number: TDS-320
Prerequisite: Take HCRT-320

Shoot-Sell

3

In this cross-listed course, Advertising majors and Photo majors will work together to concept, develop, refine, and complete photo-driven advertising campaigns. Advertising students will learn more about "thinking photographically," and explore ways in which photography can help them generate a wider and richer range of concepts, and train them in thinking more visually. Photo students will learn more about "thinking conceptually," and how they can apply their skills as photographers to solve communication problems in original and effective ways. The studio will be modeled on professional practice, with students working in art director/photographer teams to complete a number of portfolio-level assignments.

Course number: PHOT-325
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture, PHOT-257, Color and PHOT-313, Imaging 3

Smart Business

3

This course provides students with direct access to photographers from diverse backgrounds and specialties, at varying levels of experience with the goal of challenging or confirming their assumptions and expectations about their careers in photography. In addition, students will learn proven techniques for leveraging copyright, contracts, estimates, invoices, negotiations, licensing and standard industry practices to succeed as professional visual artists.

Course number: PHOT-405
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-300, 5th Term Review

Snap 2

3

SNAP 2 is a class devoted to the expressive portrait. Class discussions and assignments will center on direction, collaboration and the roles of student and patron with the synchronizing of student style with patron expectations being the ultimate guide for the portrait. Every mode of portraiture will be explored from traditional and historic to the most radical forms of creative license. The project schedule for the class will include the 3 patron per student pairings that will produce results based on the unique individual student/patron dynamic. The culmination of the class will be an exhibition and gala opening of those portraits sponsored by The Pasadena Art Alliance. Students will be invited to the opening; the location of which will be determined. A small stipend will be provided by the patron for expenses.

Course number: PHOT-377
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting previously PHOT-358, Location Photography concurently

Still Life 1

3

Students in this class will be encouraged to pursue their own creative vision. Each student will work from a foundation or idea that is assigned to them. Research, planning and preparing will be a process that is encouraged and utilized. Some assignments in this class will be single image solutions while others will require a multiple image or series approach. This class will be broken up into three areas of investigation. The first part of the class will investigate process. The second part of this class will build on process and include new levels of investigation and complexity. The third part will deal with the previous two and introduce narratives that result in a series of images. Each student will also be responsible for a journal of research, drawings and ideas.

Course number: PHOT-261
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition, PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting, and PHOT-257, Color

Still Life 2

Advanced Still Life Photography. Exploration of commercial and fine art. Still life photography with an emphasis on styling, composition, lighting.

Course number: PHOT-311
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: PHOT-395
Prerequisite: n/a

Studio Independent Study

3

Course number: PHOT-495
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Avery Dennison

This studio will explore the future of space-saving organization systems for the Office Products division as well as the future of consumer experiences for the Retail Information Services division of Avery Dennison.

Course number: TDS-315
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: INDY Racing League

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in its first Funded Educational Project (FEP) at Art Center, will challenge students to imagine the future of the Indy Racing League (IRL). Students will have the opportunity to design a hallmark IndyCar for the future IRL and be asked to consider a variety of facets in the world of racing, from entertainment at the track and beyond to issues of sustainability. This transdisciplinary studio will engage experts in racing, engineering, fuel technology, etc. as advisors to help students gain a more intimate view of the driving experience and the possibilities for future technology. Ultimately, the design solutions should provide a preview of the overall, unique racing experience for an Indy Racing League fan in the year 2017 and position the new IndyCar as the core element.

Course number: TDS-347
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Narrative

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-341
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS: Wrap

This trans-disciplinary studio will have the challenging task of producing a magazine as it's sole project. The content will be entirely independent and student driven. The magazine will ultimately be printed and given away at the Design conference, and all student work will be credited. There will also be an important online component of this project. While this class is open primarily to Graphic Design and Illustration majors, other disciplines are welcome. (Admission upon application.) Pre-requisite: Permission of the department for GD.

Course number: TDS-325
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Case Stdy InSocial Change

Course number: TDS-311
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Criticl Issues in Paintng

Painting is painting and there is no other medium that maintains such an important place in visual culture & human history. Investigate contemporay practices& current trends in local, national & global approaches to painting. Develop own work & participate in group critiques & classroom discus- sions.

Course number: TDS-340
Prerequisite: Take HUM-324

TDS:Mobile Health Outrch Clnc

Assist PCI, an international nonprofit based in San Diego with the roll-out of a new program for a health van that serves as a Mobile Health Care Clinic targeting high-risk communities in need of health care services and health education in Tijuana, Mexico. You will be proposing communication strategies on how to promote these services in the community as well as solutions to the vehicle146s functionality and operation. Designmatters will facilitate the studio team146s interface with PCI representatives and guest experts including healthcare personnel and will provide research and background on the target population, which will primarily include women and children. This studio will also include a funded field-trip to Tijuana and immersion in the field in order to assess and understand the needs of these communities. This is a unique opportunity to apply innovative design in support of health care access and community empowerment south of the border with outcomes of the studio to be implemented in the community by PCI and its partners.

Course number: TDS-327
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:Redefing Chryslr Expernce

This spring Art Center College of Design and Chrysler will work together to develop a future vision for the "Chrysler Brand Culture". We will dive into the historic brand values of this leading company and craft an inventive and visionary Chrysler Experience. We will be developing a fresh look into the user connection on all levels. We will be looking at what a Showroom Experience can be in the twenty first century and define directions for where the opportunities are to develop an even stronger Chrysler Culture for the future. Our project will investigate the opportunities for defining not only the showroom experience, but traveling exhibitions, retail, merchandizing, co-branding and over-all brand direction development. Lead by Environmental design, with students from Graphics, Product, Advertizing and Environmental Design, we will explore, investigate, develop and define the new "Chrysler-Culture Experience.

Course number: TDS-314
Prerequisite: n/a

TDS:South Wing - 2030

The Province of South Holland has begun to redefine itself as a network of urban nodes defined by a common focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures. Recently, the province has begun to focus on its most densely populated area, the "South Wing," which includes the city and port of Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands and the second largest port in the world, the Hague, the national capital, and Delft and Leiden, both historic city centers. After preliminary studies, the Province of South Holland has begun to make strategic proposals for how to brand the "South Wing." Working with a special design atelier within the Province of South Holland, the studio will conduct research on and make strategic branding proposals for the "South Wing" and how it might develop to the year 2030. We will focus on knowledge industries, regional and global transport, and cultural treasures, and on the cities of Rotterdam, the Hague and Delft. We will use scenario planning as our basic methodological research tool and make strategic proposals in the form of scenarios. These scenarios can take the form of websites, storyboards, animations, or small booklets. Ultimately, they will be published as part of the research for the Provincial Branding Study. In addition, we plan to publish a booklet here in the US.

Course number: TDS-344
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-306
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-304
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-324
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-307
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-313
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-321
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-349
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-305
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-346
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-343
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-323
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-317
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-345
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-328
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-303
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-302
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-312
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

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Course number: TDS-322
Prerequisite: n/a

Transdisciplinary Course

Each "section" will have a unique description under "additional info"

Course number: TDS-326
Prerequisite: n/a

Video & Multi-Media

3

Photography is changing along with technology and photographers are being asked to expand their strategies into motion and multi-media projects as well as still imagery. This course will help students explore and address these challenges. Students will be encouraged to experiment with non-traditional storytelling, the importance of detail and how concise stories can have big effects. Students must be willing to approach new avenues for their work and find new ways to visualize, conceive and exhibit ideas. Examples of transmedia stories, documentary film and experimental multi-media projects will be shown and introduced throughout the semester.

Course number: PHOT-421
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-358

View Camera

3

This class is designed to give the student a good working knowledge of the use of the View Camera. Both the technical and creative uses of the camera are explored through demonstrations and class assignments. Work will be critiqued in class. Students are encouraged to explore their personal vision.

Course number: PHOT-107
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1

Working Photographer

The course will assess the student's current knowledge of marketing, fundamental business practices including customer relations. It will focus on their current strengths as well as areas that will require development. The goal of the course is that the students have the beginnings of a "game plane" for the beginnings of their professional careers. Rather than a nebulous concept of what they would "like" to do upon graduation, each students should by completion of the course have conducted a stringent self-assessment and their talents, goals, finances and a basic understanding of the field into which they are about to enter. A student's portfolio, website, promotional cards, businesses plans will be critically assessed individually and as a group to assess their viability as a working professional photographer in a highly competitive market. The course will also address changes in multimedia and include how photographers can use new technology including podcasts as tools for marketing and self-promotion.

Course number: PHOT-451
Prerequisite: Take PHOT-360, Portfolio Development