PHO – Photography

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

PHO-110 Fund of Photography (3 6 0 5)

This course covers the basic technical aspects of photography, including camera controls, light and optics, flash, exposure, and processing. Emphasis is placed on principles of camera design and the relationship between subject and photographic image, with hands-on experience Upon completion, students should be able to consistently produce technically excellent images. RCC corequisite: Take ACA-111. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-112 Design Laboratory I (0 3 0 1)

This course covers basic perceptual and design skills required for effective professional photographic communication. Emphasis is placed on fundamental design principles and historic photographic images, execution and critique of photographic assignments, and laboratory projects emphasizing right-brain processing. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic design principles and knowledge of photographic history to produce images demonstrating control of the picture space. State corequisite: Take PHO-110. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-113 History of Photography (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the history of photography from its inception through contemporary times. Emphasis is placed on technical and aesthetical developments in artistic and commercial photography. Upon completion, students should be able to identify significant photographers and procedures, trace the development of the medium, and discuss current trends in photography. National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-122 Design Laboratory II (0 3 0 1)

This course continues development of perceptual and design skills required for effective professional communication in both black/white and color photography. Topics include illustration, layout design, color impact, color relationships, and continued study of photographic images. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize design elements and principles to produce black/white and color images demonstrating clear visual communication. State prerequisites: Take all: PHO-110 and PHO-112. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-125 Basic Object Lighting (0 3 0 1)

This course introduces the techniques used in controlling studio lighting for object illustration using tungsten light and electronic flash on basic geometric shapes. Topics include equipment operation, safety, and maintenance; light quality; exposure methods; and the illusion of form in a photograph. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and correctly work with studio lighting equipment to produce quality images of a variety of geometric forms. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-126 Basic Portrait Lighting (0 3 0 1)

This course covers basic techniques used in studio lighting for portraiture, including controlled lighting of facial contours using electronic flash. Topics include F/stop series; equipment operation, safety, and maintenance; and basic lighting patterns. Upon completion, students should be able to safely set up and operate strobe lighting in a studio applying appropriate light patterns to the subject. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-127 Photo Materials/Processes (3 3 0 4)

This course covers the materials and processes of current black/white and color photographic and digital imaging and the reproduction of tone and color. Topics include light, color temperature, subjects, digital sensor and emulsion sensitivity, development, printing systems, and their interrelationships in the reproduction process. Upon completion, students should be able to state the effects that each part of the chemical and digital photographic process has upon the resulting image. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-132 Small-Format Photography (2 6 0 4)

This course introduces small-format cameras and their application in location portraiture, industrial photography, photojournalism, and multimedia photography and portable lighting equipment and techniques. Topics include rapid camera operation, location photography, exposure techniques, portable flash, process modification, filtration, and simple multimedia production. Upon completion, students should be able to produce professional quality images under a variety of adverse shooting conditions using the equipment and techniques studied. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. RCC corequisite: Take PHO-127. (SP). National ID (CIP) 50.0406 Commercial Photography.

PHO-134 Custom Color Printing (1 2 0 2)

This course introduces the materials, processes, and techniques used in custom color printing. Topics include color theory, color balancing, cropping, dodging, burning, and print finishing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of color theory and printing techniques. State prerequisite: Take PHO-127. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-135 Product Lighting (0 3 0 1)

This course covers studio lighting techniques used to illustrate a wide variety of product surfaces and shapes. Topics include lighting and subject styling applied in the illustration of glass, plastic, metals, leathers, fabrics, wood, and other product surfaces. Upon completion, students should be able to produce quality images of a variety of subjects using both tungsten and electronic flash. State prerequisite: Take PHO-125. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-139 Intro to Digital Imaging (1 3 0 2)

This course introduces digital images by exploring the effect hardware and software have on the reproduction process. Topics include basic imaging tools and vocabulary, calibration, density, contrast, and color. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the digital imaging process and be able to capture and output images. RCC prerequisites: Take PHO-110 and PHO-127. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-143 Multimedia I (2 3 0 3)

This course covers the basics of computer based multimedia production using non-linear editing software. Topics include microphones and audio recording, editing sound for multimedia, the capture, editing and use of still photographs, industry standard multimedia software, control of image, continuity and pacing, script writing, storyboarding and introduction to digital single-lens reflex and/or other video capture processes. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer hardware and software for multimedia production. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. RCC prerequisites: Take all: PHO-127 and PHO-132 (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-210 Prof Wedding Photography (1 6 0 3)

This course covers the techniques used in producing wedding photographs and formal bridal portraits, along with applicable business practices. Emphasis is placed on the protocol of various religious services, discussion of sales packages and album sources, and promotional and advertising techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to photograph a wedding and deliver a professional photographic wedding album along with bridal portraits. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Portrait Studio Management concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State and RCC prerequisites: Take PHO-132, PHO-134, PHO-135, and PHO-139. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-211 Prof Portraiture I (2 12 0 8)

This course covers lighting, cameras, and accessory equipment used in studio/location professional portraiture and the dynamics and psychology of posing individuals and groupings. Topics include lighting, backgrounds, make-up, clothing, presentation techniques, sound business principles, and direct sales methods. Upon completion, students should be able to produce a variety of professional portraits and demonstrate an understanding of the business considerations of professional portrait photography. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Portrait Studio Management concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State and RCC prerequisites: Take PHO-126, PHO-132, PHO-134, PHO-135, and PHO-139. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-215 Photographic Illustration (2 8 0 6)

This course provides a comprehensive study of professional commercial photographic illustration, including tools, techniques, and applications in preparation for internship experiences. Topics include theory and practice of location and studio lighting, camera techniques, and people/product and editorial illustration. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and execute professionally acceptable images in studio and on location illustrating people and products emphasizing commercial applications. State prerequisites: Take all: PHO-132, PHO-134, PHO 135, and PHO-139. (FA) National ID (CIP) 50.0406 Commercial Photography.

PHO-217 Photojournalism I (1 6 0 4)

This course covers logistics and techniques used in current professional newspaper photography. Topics include detailed study of spot and general news, sports, and feature photography along with basic newspaper layout, advanced photographic techniques, and legal issues. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic aspects of news, sports, and feature photography. State prerequisite: Take PHO-110. State and RCC prerequisites: Take all: PHO-132, PHO-134, PHO-135, and PHO-139. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-220 Business of Photography (3 0 0 3)

This course covers the business practices of photography with emphasis on freelance photography. Topics include copyright, payment fees, client relations, licenses, insurance, assignments, stock sales, and usage rates. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the photographic business, including billing, clients, copyright protection, and obtaining assignments. National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-221 Prof Portraiture II (1 8 0 5)

This course provides an in-depth study of portraiture of family groups, children, and pets; full-length portraits; character studies; and client relations. Topics include a variety of portrait situations along with professional business ethics, etiquette, and protocol. Upon completion, students should be able to produce professional quality portraits and demonstrate knowledge of business ethics and protocol. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Portrait Studio Management concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State prerequisite: Take PHO-211. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-227 Photojournalism II (2 12 0 8)

This course provides additional experience in news photography. Topics include expanded coverage, illustration, layout, picture usage, picture stories, editing, survey of regional newspapers, employment opportunities, portfolio development, and job seeking skills. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of a daily newspaper and professionally photograph news, sports, and feature situations. Competencies in multi-media story telling, audio/video capture, editing and formatting for use by various news media outlets will be developed. State prerequisite: Take PHO-217. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-228 Adv Corr & Finishing (1 3 0 2)

This course covers various corrections for the photographic image, including surface texture and framing presentation. Emphasis is placed on negative and print correction, air brush techniques, and major restoration techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to professionally retouch/restore and frame the photographic image. RCC prerequisite: Take PHO-221. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-229 Advertising Photography (2 8 0 6)

This course covers advertising photography, including its segments, practices, tools, techniques, and professional applications. Emphasis is placed on layout specification, art direction, and professional business practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of commercial photography and create professional quality images under art direction within layout specifications. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Commercial Photography concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State prerequisite: Take PHO-215. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-231 Commercial Portfolio Prep (0 6 0 2)

This course provides an opportunity to plan, execute, and present a professional commercial photographic portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing a portfolio of professional quality images which demonstrate talent and technical skills in a marketable presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to use their completed portfolio to show prospective employers and clients their professional photographic and presentation skills. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Commercial Photography concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State prerequisite: Take PHO-229. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-232 Photojournalism Port Prep (0 6 0 2)

This course provides an opportunity to plan, execute, and present a professional photojournalism photographic portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing a portfolio of professional quality images which demonstrate talent and technical skills in a marketable presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to use their completed portfolio to show prospective employers and clients their professional photographic and presentation skills. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Photojournalism concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State prerequisite: Take PHO-227. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-233 Portrait Portfolio Prep (0 6 0 2)

This course provides an opportunity to plan, execute, and present a professional portrait portfolio. Emphasis is placed on developing a portfolio of professional quality images which demonstrate talent and technical skills in a marketable presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to use their completed portfolio to show prospective employers and clients their professional photographic and presentation skills. This course is a unique concentration requirement of the Portrait Studio Management concentration in the Photographic Technology program. State prerequisite: Take PHO-221. (SU). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-241 Digital Image Technology (2 3 0 3)

This course provides an advanced study of technologies and processes used in the capture and purposing of digital images. Topics include operation and application of image capture, scanning, printing, and recording devices; and use of image retouching, toning, modifying and layout software. Upon completion, students should be able to capture, process, and purpose digital images for specific applications used in various segments of the photographic industry. RCC prerequisites: Take all: PHO-132, PHO-134, PHO-135, and PHO-139. State corequisites: Take one set: Set 1: PHO-211; Set 2: PHO-215; Set 3: PHO-217; Set 4: PHO-212, PHO-218, and PHO-225. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-243 Multimedia II Photojournalism (2 3 0 3)

This course covers advanced digital single-lens reflex and/or other digital video capture and post production processes for non-linear editing. Topics include use of multimedia in documentary video making and producing news style videos with emphasis on storytelling, interviewing and natural sound capture. Upon completion, students should be able to produce industry standard news style video and short documentaries. State prerequisite: Take PHO-143. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-244 Multimedia II Commercial Photo (2 3 0 3)

This course covers advanced digital single-lens reflex and/or other digital camera capture, postproduction processes for non-linear editing of digital video for video production and multimedia applications. Topics include the different roles, skill sets, and jobs of a production team, advanced on-set and on-location lighting, video production and multimedia projects for target audiences, advertising and client presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to produce industry standard multimedia and videos. State prerequisite: Take PHO-143. (SP). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.

PHO-245 Multimedia II Portrait Photo (2 3 0 3)

This course covers advanced digital single-lens reflex and/or other digital video capture and post production processes for non-linear editing. Topics include use of multimedia in small production team assignments to create legacy style videos, location lighting, video contracts, natural sound capture and storytelling techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to produce client-based multimedia and video products. State prerequisite: Take PHO-143. (FA). National ID (CIP) 10.0201 Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant.