Photography (PHT)

PHT 102 - Photography II

Course Description

Effective: 2019-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course introduces students to 35 mm black and white film photography and teaches the techniques and processes involved in the black and white wet lab and darkroom. This course provides students with an understanding of the historic process of film photography, strengthens their understanding of camera exposure and metering, and provides an alternative medium for students to use in their commercial and artistic endeavors.

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PHT 103 - Black and White Darkroom Photography I

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

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.

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PHT 104 - Black and White Darkroom Photography II

Course Description

Effective: 2014-01-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

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.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

PHT 103 or permission of instructor

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PHT 107 - Nature Photography

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Teaches fundamentals of outdoor and nature photography.
Credits - 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the intricacies of photographing nature and to meet the needs of inexperienced (or complete) beginners through advanced photographers who would like to learn how to photograph the natural world or who want to upgrade their photographic skills.

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None

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PHT 120 - Screenwriting

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Focuses on the craft of writing for the screen. Examines film and television screenplay structure. Analyzes dramatic strategies in film and television. Learn and apply correct script form and creatively engage in the various stages of original scriptwriting.This course is cross-listed with CST 120. Credit will not be awarded for both.
3 Lecture hours, 3 Credits, Total 3 Hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

For students enrolled in programs which include courses in film and television as part of their curriculum, and to prepare students for employment in film and television.

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PHT 135 - Electronic Darkroom

Course Description

Effective: 2019-05-01

Teaches students to create and manipulate digital photographs. Covers masking, color corrections, and merging of illustrations with photographs. Examines the ethical and property-rights issues which are raised in the manipulation of images.
Lecture 2 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This intermediate course builds upon the topics covered in the beginning photography course and prepares the student for the more advance courses of their final year.

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PHT 150 - Film Production I

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

Introduces students to the basic techniques and procedures involved in motion picture production. Emphasizes aspects of filmmaking from scripting and preproduction through editing and postproduction. Includes the exploration of professional film crew roles in grip, lighting, production management, directing, sound and editing. Part I of II. This course is cross-listed with ART 160. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. 3 Credits
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course teaches film production using industry standard protocol and equipment. It familiarizes students with the technical and aesthetic practices of narrative filmmaking and familiarizes them with film language and techniques. The course teaches them to operate technical filmmaking equipment and prepares them to work as a member of a professional crew. This course introduces, reinforces and applies concepts foundational to time-based media and sequential art. Part I of Film Production I-II.

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PHT 151 - Film Production II

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

Reinforces techniques covered in Film Production I emphasizing technical and theoretical aspects of the filmmaking process. Requires student collaboration on film assignments from scripting and preproduction through editing and postproduction, and roles in grip, lighting, production management, directing, sound, and editing. Part II of II. This course is cross-listed with ART 161. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course reinforces and utilizes the basic motion picture techniques and procedures covered in Film Production I to further develop the students? technical and theoretical understanding of the filmmaking process. Students will learn to operate technical film equipment and post-production software. This course is designed to prepare students for both entry-level positions on professional film sets and possible transfer to a four-year filmmaking program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Film Production I

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PHT 164 - Introduction to Digital Photography

Course Description

Effective: 2019-05-01

Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course introduces students to the skills necessary to capture and edit images of high quality. This course provides students with a solid foundation in digital camera usage and with a fundamental understanding of the Photoshop editing software. The concepts covered in this course will ready the student for future photographic and artistic related endeavors.

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PHT 171 - Imaging and Concepts in Photographic Media Arts

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Covers best practices in imaging workflows, concept building, ideation, and steps in the creative process. Introduces students to working with multiple images in a series and as sequence. Provides students the opportunity to create and manipulate digital images and examine property-rights issues. Exposes students to a variety of software used for image organization, archiving, image editing, compositing, layer masking, the application of special effects, and outsourcing.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to teach students about the creative process, ideation, and working methods for visual problem solving. The course teaches students to work with multiple images in series and sequence to explore their ideas more thoroughly, moving them from a single image output to an extended body of work. As image makers, the ability to generate ideas and create multiple solutions based on those ideas is a market place survival skill. This course will teach students about contemporary trends and practices used in professional imaging and editing workflows. In addition, competency in the skills developed in this course regarding the creative process, ideation and visual problem solving are necessary for student success in the areas of critical thinking, and visual literacy.

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PHT 210 - Advanced Video Techniques

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Explores advanced production and post-production techniques utilizing the audio and video capabilities of Hybrid Digital Single Lens Reflex (HDSLR) cameras that include the following: sound design, title design, color correction, compelling visual narratives, complex compositing and basic motion effects. Covers practical video projects common for commercial photographers and designers, including corporate identity videos, event videos and advanced storytelling. This course is cross-listed with ART 210. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will provide students with necessary advanced skills in video production, pre-production and post-production to prepare them for work in the industry.

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PHT 214 - Advanced Video Project Development

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

Applies video pre-production, production and post-production skills in the creation of unique, client approved videos from concept to completion. Develops skills of various video crew positions, collaboration skills, and communication skills and creation of narrative, documentary, educational and commercial video products as part of a portfolio. This course is cross-listed with ART 214. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will provide students the opportunity to work as a creative, collaborative team in creating video productions, a skill that is necessary for successful transition to the workforce in this industry.

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PHT 216 - Outdoor and Wildlife Photography

Course Description

Effective: 2014-10-01

Teaches advanced wildlife, outdoor and nature photography. Covers topics such as flash, hyperfocal distance, and maximizing the cameras? digital potential.
Credits - 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This is an advanced course in wildlife, outdoor and nature photography. The purpose is to cover topics such as flash, hyperfocal distance and maximizing the cameras digital potential. The course includes seminars and field oriented activities on specific subject areas such as animals, plants, birds, insects, and landscapes

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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PHT 274 - Digital Film Editing and Post Production

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course teaches film editing using industry standard protocol and equipment. It familiarizes students with the technical and creative practices of professional editing and familiarizes them with post production techniques. The course teaches them various software packages and prepares them to work as a member of an editing team. This course introduces, reinforces and applies concepts foundational to time-based media and sequential art.

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None

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