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PHOTOGRAPHY & IMAGING

 

3rd Term Review (PHOT-200)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

5th Term Review (PHOT-300)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-200, 3rd Term Review
Course Credit: 0

7th Term Review (PHOT-400)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-200, 3rd Term Review and PHOT-300, 5th Term Review
Course Credit: 0

Adv Architectural Photography (PHOT-337)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture
Course Credit: 3

Adv Photographic Processes 1 (PHOT-121)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Adv Photographic Processes 2 (PHOT-122)

There is an elegance and beauty to a fiber based black and white image that is without question. On the other hand there is nothing more disappointing than a great photograph that suffers from lack of finesse in the processing and printing. This course sets out to instruct you, the student, in the proper use of black and white film, paper, and chemistry to produce images of exceptional beauty and craft. This course will provide the student with the ability to develop and refine of the language of what a fine black and white print is, skills for the critical use of the black and white darkroom and processes, how to match proper developers to films and proper processes for specific outcomes, archival processing, printing and mounting skills, and the ability to maximize the expressive use of black and white materials.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1
Course Credit: 3

Alternative Portraiture (PHOT-307)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Alternative Processes (PHOT-207)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-122, Adv Photographic Processes 2
Course Credit: 3

Architecture (PHOT-251)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Basic Video for Photographers (PHOT-212)

The interest in and use of video among photographers is growing and at the moment, there a are a number of photographers who know nothing about this medium. This course will focus on basic video techniques for still photographers including filming motion, editing, and sound. The class sill also address core elements of the film/video form including narrative, direction, storybaording/breakdown as well as introducing crossover lighting techniques.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2
Course Credit: 3

Color (PHOT-257)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2 and PHOT-122, Adv Photographic Processes 2
Course Credit: 3

Composition (PHOT-104)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1
Course Credit: 3

Concept (PHOT-102)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Core Lighting (PHOT-160)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1
Course Credit: 3

Creatv Disruptn:Beyond Clssrm (PHOT-480)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Design 2 (PHOT-312)

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.

Prerequisite: Take INT-103, Design 1, PHOT-104, Composition, PHOT-112, Imaging 2 and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Dialog and Presentation (PHOT-304)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Digital Compositing (PHOT-317)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-313, Imaging 3
Course Credit: 3

Digital Imaging and Retouching (PHOT-353)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Digital Output (PHOT-334)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Digital Retouching & Output (PHOT-352)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Documentary Photography (PHOT-308)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Editorial Photography (PHOT-316)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture
Course Credit: 3

Experimental Projects (PHOT-354)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1 and PHOT-160, Core Lighting
Course Credit: 3

Fashion Photography 1 (PHOT-306)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture
Course Credit: 3

Final Crit (PHOT-461)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-400, 7th Term Review and PHOT-451, Working Photographer
Course Credit: 3

Fine Art Photography (PHOT-254)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept
Course Credit: 3

Fine Art of Digital Printing (PHOT-355)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-313, Imaging 3
Course Credit: 3

Food Photography (PHOT-359)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition and PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting
Course Credit: 3

From Still to Motion (PHOT-318)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Guided Study Studio (PHOT-396)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Guided Study Studio (PHOT-496)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 1

Imaging 1 (PHOT-111)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Imaging 2 (PHOT-112)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-111, Imaging 1 or PHO-PH1, Imaging 1 Waiver
Course Credit: 3

Imaging 3 (PHOT-313)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2 and PHOT-160, Core Lighting
Course Credit: 3

Landscape Photography (PHOT-242)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Lighting for Non-Photo Majors (PHOT-108)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Location Photography (PHOT-358)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting, PHOT-251, Architecture and PHOT-313, Imaging 3
Course Credit: 3

Marketing Existing Photography (PHOT-347)

Every photographer graduating from College will probably have many more self-assigned projects than paid assignments. They must be able to create portfolio images, work on test shoots, build strategies and marketing campaigns and represent themselves through mailing pieces. They also must be aware of the importance of continuing to make personal work that might be considered fine art or documentary. These shoots can all have valuable resale potential. We will look at ways in which different viewers/potential clients view these images, how they extract meaning and stories from work, and help students gain control of the messaging in their own images. This course is not a training in how to become just a stock photographer, but to create the awareness and necessary skills to execute the sale of existing images. This course can help develop a students work into a significant factor for the emerging professionals revenue stream.

Prerequisite: PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Master Lighting (PHOT-341)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Memory, Media and the City (PHOT-340)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-251, Architecture
Course Credit: 3

Moving Pictures (PHOT-357)

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?

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-107, View Camera and PHOT-160, Core Lighting
Course Credit: 3

Narrative &the Single Images (PHOT-278)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition
Course Credit: 3

New Narratives in Media (PHOT-378)

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

Prerequisite: Take PHOT,-217 Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Non-Profit Photography (PHOT-303)

In this course we will develop the use of photography in the non-profit sector. Each student will develop a sustained body of images while working in partnership with a local non-profit agency during the length of the term. As photographers, how best can we interface with non-profit organizations, staff and clients? How can our images serve their needs while satisfying our sense of both ethics and curiosity? The term-long project will be supplemented by critical readings that will help us sharpen our conceptual thinking. We will also benefit from guest presentations by dynamic professionals who can help us understand the current shifts and possibilities in the filed of photojournalism. You will also be expected to write a final paper about your work.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Page, Wall & Screen Seen (PHOT-348)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-254, Fine Art Photo and HHIS-270, History of Photo 1 or HHIS-271, History of Photo 2
Course Credit: 3

Photo Illustration (PHOT-321)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-261, Still Life 1 or PHOT-338, Product Photography
Course Credit: 3

Photo Production (PHOT-411)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-358, Location Photography
Course Credit: 3

Photo: Zone System (PHOT-230)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1
Course Credit: 3

Photographic Series (PHOT-322)

This course introduces the student to the processes of making a photographic book. Assignments will focus on issues of editing, sequencing and the use of type within a body of photographic images.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-261, Still Life 1 or PHOT-338, Product Photography
Course Credit: 3

Photography Internship (PHOT-390)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Photography Internship (PHOT-490)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 0

Photography Master Class (PHOT-422)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-306, Fashion Photography 1
Course Credit: 3

Portfolio Development (PHOT-360)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-312, Design 2 and PHOT-358, Location Photography
Course Credit: 3

Portrait Lighting (PHOT-217)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-160, Core Lighting and PHOT-107, View Camera
Course Credit: 3

Portrait and Identity (PHOT-319)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Product Photography (PHOT-338)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting
Course Credit: 3

Professional Presentation (PHOT-260)

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.

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Project Photo: Food (PHOT-330)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Project Photo: Sport (PHOT-332)

This course will encompass a survey of the historic illustration of the art of sport. From pictorial photo-realism to Impressionism, all these approaches are conscious choices of how the artists hand in the process introduces a personal and distinct signature to the work whether documentary or illustrative. The class offers students the opportunity to become well versed in a variety of visual solutions for portrait, action and lighting solutions specific to this genre. The course will also deal directly with the nuances of directing an athlete and their choreography.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Project Photo: Transportation (PHOT-331)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-112, Imaging 2, PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Scenography (PHOT-290)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-3012, Design 2
Course Credit: 3

Shoot-Sell (PHOT-325)

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.

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

Smart Business (PHOT-405)

This course is designed to provide 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 career in photography.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-300, 5th Term Review
Course Credit: 3

Snap 2 (PHOT-377)

Snap 2 will be a class devoted to the expressive portrait. Discussions and assignments will center on directing, collaboration and the roles of subject and photographer where the portrait is concerned. Every mode of portraiture will be explored from historical to the most radical forms of creative license. The central focus of this class will be a patron and student pairing that will produce two portraits and the culmination of the class will be a two week exhibition of those portraits at the Pasadena Armory for the Arts with a gala opening sponsored by The Pasadena Art Alliance. Portfolios must be submitted to be accepted into this class. Instructor: Steve LaVoie Studio Elective 3 units Photo students - 4th term and above

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Still Life 1 (PHOT-261)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-104, Composition, PHOT-217, Portrait Lighting, and PHOT-257, Color
Course Credit: 3

Still Life 2 (PHOT-311)

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

Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Studio Independent Study (PHOT-495)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Studio Independent Study (PHOT-395)



Prerequisite: n/a
Course Credit: 3

Video & Multi-Media (PHOT-421)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-300, 5th Term Review and PHOT-358, Location Photography
Course Credit: 3

View Camera (PHOT-107)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-102, Concept and PHOT-121, Adv Photographic Processes 1
Course Credit: 3

Working Photographer (PHOT-451)

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.

Prerequisite: Take PHOT-360, Portfolio Development
Course Credit: 3

   
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