Photography (PHT) at Northern Virginia Community College


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PHT 101 - Photography I
Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 102 - Photography II
Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 102 Detailed Outline
PHT 103 - Black and White Darkroom Photography I
Highlights principles of photography including camera operation and darkroom procedures. Focuses on black and white photography. Requires outside shooting and lab work.
3 Credits. Lecture 2 hours per week, Lab 2 hours per week, Total 4 contact hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 103 Detailed Outline
PHT 104 - Black and White Darkroom Photography II
Highlights advanced principles of photography including camera operation and darkroom techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work.
3 credits. Lecture 2 hours per week, Lab 2 hours per week, Total 4 contact hours per week.
PHT 103 or permission of instructor
3 credits
PHT 104 Detailed Outline
PHT 110 - History of Photography
Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 130 - Video I
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.
3 credits
PHT 131 - Video II
Continues 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.
3 credits
PHT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 201 - Advanced Photography I
Provides weekly critiques of students' work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 202 - Advanced Photography II
Provides weekly critiques of students' work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 211 - Color Photography I
Introduces theory, materials, and processes of modern color images. Includes additive and subtractive theory, color filtration, and negative and positive printing techniques. Prerequisite PHT or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 221 - Studio Lighting I
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. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 222 - Studio Lighting II
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. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 227 - Photographic Careers
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.
3 credits
PHT 231 - Photojournalism I
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. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 235 - Documentary Photography
Teaches students how to create an in-depth documentary photography photo-essay. Covers editing the final project for presentation. Prerequisite: PHT 102 and basic computer skills or permission of instructor.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 247 - Alternative Photographic Processes
Explores manipulated imagery including traditional and non- traditional processes such as non-silver and electronic imaging. Uses enlarged film negatives in order to investigate a variety of methods. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 270 - Digital Imaging I & II
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 271 - Digital Imaging I & II
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 274 - Digital Film Editing and Post Production
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.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
None
3 credits
PHT 274 Detailed Outline
PHT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
PHT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits