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PHT 101 – PHOTOGRAPHY I (3 CR.)

Introduces fundamental techniques of photography including digital camera operation. Explores the medium as a fine art and means of communication. Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 102 – PHOTOGRAPHY II (3 CR.)
Explore techniques of photography including digital camera operation and printing. Complete a project pursuing individual directions in photography. Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work.
Lecture 2 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 103 – BLACK AND WHITE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I (3 CR.)
Introduces fundamental techniques of black and white photography including 35 mm camera operation, black & white film development, contact printing, and enlargement. Introduces the medium as a fine art and a means of communication. Highlights principles of photography including camera operation and darkroom procedures. Focuses on black and white photography. Requires outside shooting and lab work.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 104 – BLACK AND WHITE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY II (3 CR.)
Improves control over the techniques of black & white film photography, including exposure, processing, and printing. Encourages work on individual projects and discussion in group critiques. Explores the medium as a fine art and means of communication. Highlights advanced principles of photography including camera operation and darkroom techniques. Requires
outside shooting and lab work.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 110 – HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3 CR.)
Familiarizes students with major photographers, processes and movements in photography from its beginnings to the present. Develop awareness of photography’s historical and current role in the art world and in the larger society. Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

PHT 130 – VIDEO I (3 CR.)
An introduction to the fundamental techniques of video production through demonstrations, lectures, screenings, and hands-on use of video cameras. Introduces preproduction planning, editing, sound design, and output, as well as concepts of time-based media. Introduces the basics of recording and editing video and sound for a variety of intents. Explores time-based
media as an art form and means of communication. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 131 – VIDEO II (3 CR.)
Teaches methods, tools, and aesthetics of video production in greater depth than PHT Video I. Includes preproduction planning, editing, sound design, and output, as well as concepts of time-based media. Introduces the basics of recording and editing video and sound for a variety of intents. Explores time-based media as an art form and means of communication. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 201 – ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY I (3 CR.)
Encourages work on individual projects and discussion in group critiques. Develops a framework and vocabulary for evaluating photographs. Explores the medium as a fine art and a means of communication. Provides weekly critiques of students’ work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques.
Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 202 – ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY II (3 CR.)
Encourages work on individual projects and discussion in group critiques. Develops a framework and vocabulary for evaluating photographs. Explores the medium as a fine art and a means of communication. Provides weekly critiques of students’ work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques.
Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 221 – STUDIO LIGHT I (3 CR)
Introduces fundamental studio lighting techniques. Emphasis is on control of lighting to create a desired effect. Examines advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Includes view camera
use, electronic flash, advanced lighting techniques, color temperature and filtration, and lighting ratios. Requires outside shooting. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 222- STUDIO LIGHTING II (3 CR.)
The course is designed to give students experience in solving technical and practical photographic problems (both in the studio and on location) related to lighting, meeting the highest level of commercial photography demands. Use of advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Topics include electronic flash, advanced lighting, color temperature and filtration, use of camera movements.

PHT 227 – PHOTOGRAPHIC CAREERS (3 CR.)
Introduces fundamentals of professional practice for freelance and staff work in a range of careers in the field of photography and media, including commercial, editorial, scientific, and fine art. Teaches the techniques of small photographic business operations. Includes portfolio preparation and presentation and basic marketing techniques. Covers theory of marketing, costing procedures and problems, legal accounting problems, copyright, and fundamentals of small photographic business operation.
Lecture 3 hours per week.

PHT 231 – PHOTOJOURNALISM I (3 CR.)
Introduces students to theory and practice of narrative photojournalism. Introduces equipment, techniques, skills, and concepts of photojournalism. Teaches photography for features, spot news, and photo essays. Emphasizes editing, captioning, and layout. May require individual projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 235 – DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (3CR.)
Teaches students to produce an in-depth documentary photography project. Introduces historical and contemporary themes in documentary photography.  Teaches students how to create an in-depth documentary photography photo-essay. Covers editing the final project for presentation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 247- ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES (3 CR.)
Explores historical and contemporary techniques of photographic printing using wet darkroom and digital materials. Students complete a project pursuing individual directions in photography. Explores manipulated imagery including traditional and non-traditional processes such as non-silver methods
and electronic imaging. Uses enlarged film negatives in order to investigate a variety of methods.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 270– DIGITAL IMAGING I (3 CR.)
Introduces methods, tools and aesthetics of digital imaging as a fine art and means of communication.  Introduces students to the tools and techniques used by professionals in the electronic imaging field. Focuses on current trends within the photographic, prepress and internet industries. Includes image capture, manipulation, and out-put. Exposes students to the hardware and software used by today’s creative professionals in a combination of lectures, demonstrations and class projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 271– DIGITAL IMAGING II (3 CR.)
Explores advanced methods, tools and aesthetics of digital imaging as a fine art and means of communication. Introduces students to the tools and techniques used by professionals in the electronic imaging field. Focuses on current trends within the photographic, prepress and internet industries. Includes image capture, manipulation, and out-put. Exposes students to the hardware and software used by today’s creative professionals in a combination of lectures, demonstrations and class projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 274 – DIGITAL FILM EDITING AND POST PRODUCTION (3 CR.)
Introduces fundamental techniques of non-linear video and audio editing for narrative and non-narrative forms. Explores the medium as a fine art and a means of communication. Introduces students to techniques and procedures involved in digital film editing and post production. Covers aspects of editing to include industry standard software packages. Emphasizes the mechanics and obstacles of working with the moving image in the 21st century including available tools and methods, importance of file types, and how to keep things organized.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.