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PHOTO- 130 Introduction to Still and Moving Image Photography (3.00 cr.)
Creative Arts
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the basic visual grammar and critical-thinking skills of still and moving image photography. Cinematic, photographic and visual theory will be addressed, with an emphasis on aesthetics, technical processes, and paradigms of visual literacy. Students will explore concepts, processes and techniques that are applicable to many disciplines. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PHOTO- 204 Exploring Photography (3.00 cr.)
Performing Arts
Repeatable: No
Fundamentals of analog and digital photography with an emphasis on technical processes, principles of composition, aesthetics and paradigms of visual literacy. Students must provide a digital camera with a manually adjustable shutter and aperture.

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PHOTO- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PHOTO- 305 Photo Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced monochromatic photography: aesthetics, advanced theory, view-camera techniques, studio lighting, materials and equipment selection, sheet-film processing, specialized processes and techniques. A special course fee applies.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-204

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PHOTO- 310 Introduction to Photographic Lighting (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the essential concepts of lighting for still and moving image photography. Emphasis is on the application and control of natural and artificial light in studio and location photography. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-130

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PHOTO- 311 Advertising And Public Relations Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of advertising and public relations photography trends and practices. The relationship between photography, typography and design, image capture, manipulation, file management, workflow, output, as well as identifying and meeting client needs and expecations are stressed. A digital SLR camera is required.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-204

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PHOTO- 330 Introduction to Video Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to essential concepts and techniques of video production. Emphasis is placed on preproduction and preparation for production, writing proposals and treatments, story-boarding and developing a workflow appropriate to the project. Students develop camera operation, audio, lighting, directing, producing and editing skills. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-130

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PHOTO- 340 History Of Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Survey of the scientific and aesthetic development of photography from its beginnings to the recent practices of photographic technologies in the context of post-modernity. Examine the diversity of styles, techniques, methods, and ideologies of selected photographers focusing on their contributions and influences in advertising, art, fashion, communication technology and pop culture.

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PHOTO- 375 Product Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image photography of manufactured goods and products. Emphasis is placed on photographing studio and tabletop still life sets. The importance of lighting for scale,as well as lighting varied surfaces will be explored. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-130

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PHOTO- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PHOTO- 411 Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of photojournalism and documentary photography trends and practices. The importance of still and moving images as conveyors of information and influence on public opinion is emphasized. Ethical and moral considerations, freedom of the press and the public's right to know are stressed. A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image photography of manufactured goods and products. Emphasis is placed on photographing studio and tabletop still life sets. The importance of lighting for scale,as well as lighting varied surfaces will be explored. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisites: take PHOTO-310 and PHOTO-330

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PHOTO- 412 Nature and Landscape Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of nature and landscape, still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on the application of appropriate techniques and equipment for field conditions. A special course fee applies. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisites: take PHOTO-310 and PHOTO-330

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PHOTO- 415 Advertising Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image advertising photography trends and practices. The relationship between marketing, design and photography in communicating with target audiences through cross-channel media are stressed. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisite: take PHOTO-375

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PHOTO- 421 Architectural and Interior Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of architectural and interior still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on the application of appropriate techniques and equipment for field/location conditions. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisites: take PHOTO-310 and PHOTO-330

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PHOTO- 425 Corporate Communications and Public Relations Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of corporate communications and public relations, still and moving image photography trends and practices. The relationship between marketing, corporate communications and public relations photography in influencing target audience opinion through cross-channel media are stressed. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisites: take PHOTO-310 and PHOTO-330

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PHOTO- 430 Video/Cinema Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross discipline teams explore a selected topic(s) through the completion of professional level video/cinema project(s), from concept to distribution digital media.

Prerequisite: take MEDIA-330

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PHOTO- 441 Fashion And Glamour Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of fashion and glamour still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on directing professional/non-professional talent/models and creative support and the importance of concept and design in creating effective images. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

Prerequisites: take PHOTO-310 and PHOTO-330

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PHOTO- 495 Professional Portfolio Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Capstone experience for the Applied Photography minor. Students fine tune their direction and concentrate on the area they intend to specialize in their professional career. Students design and produce a portfolio to be evaluated by representative professionals. Standards of professional practice are emphasized.

Prerequisites: 18 credits of MEDIA courses

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PHOTO- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No

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PHOTO- 505 Photo Processes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced monochromatic photography: aesthetics, advanced theory, view-camera techniques, studio lighting, materials and equipment selection, sheet-film processing, specialized processes and techniques. A special course fee applies.

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PHOTO- 510 Introduction to Photographic Lighting (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the essential concepts of lighting for still and moving image photography. Emphasis is placed on the application and control of natural and artificial light in studio and location photography. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 511 Advertising And Public Relations Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of advertising and public relations photography trends and practices. The relationship between photography, typography and design, image capture, manipulation, file management, workflow, output, as well as identifying and meeting client needs and expecations are stressed. A digital SLR camera is required.

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PHOTO- 530 Introduction to Video Production (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to essential concepts and techniques of video production. Emphasis is placed on preproduction and preparation for production, writing proposals and treatments, story-boarding and developing a workflow appropriate to the project. Students develop camera operation, audio, lighting, directing, producing and editing skills. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 535 Film-History And Appreciation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Evolution of motion picture film as medium of mass communication and aesthetic expression; contributions of noted film producers.

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PHOTO- 540 History Of Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the scientific and aesthetic development of photography from its beginnings to the recent practices of photographic technologies in the context of post-modernity. Examine the diversity of styles, techniques, methods, and ideologies of selected photographers focusing on their contributions and influences in advertising, art, fashion, communication technology and pop culture.

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PHOTO- 575 Product Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image photography of manufactured goods and products. Emphasis is placed on photographing studio and tabletop still life sets. The importance of lighting for scale,as well as lighting varied surfaces will be explored. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 611 Photojournalism And Documentary Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of photojournalism and documentary photography trends and practices. The importance of still and moving images as conveyors of information and influence on public opinion is emphasized. Ethical and moral considerations, freedom of the press and the public's right to know are stressed. A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image photography of manufactured goods and products. Emphasis is placed on photographing studio and tabletop still life sets. The importance of lighting for scale,as well as lighting varied surfaces will be explored. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 612 Nature and Landscape Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of nature and landscape, still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on the application of appropriate techniques and equipment for field conditions. A special course fee applies. A DSLR camera with full manual controls in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 615 Advertising Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of still and moving image advertising photography trends and practices. The relationship between marketing, design and photography in communicating with target audiences through cross-channel media are stressed. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 621 Architectural and Interior Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of architectural and interior still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on the application of appropriate techniques and equipment for field/location conditions. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 625 Corporate Communications and Public Relations Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of corporate communications and public relations, still and moving image photography trends and practices. The relationship between marketing, corporate communications and public relations photography in influencing target audience opinion through cross-channel media are stressed. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 630 Video/Cinema Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Cross discipline teams explore a selected topic(s) through the completion of professional level video/cinema project(s), from concept to distribution digital media.

Prerequisite: take MEDIA-530

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PHOTO- 641 Fashion And Glamour Photography (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A survey of the technical and conceptual aspects of fashion and glamour still and moving image photography trends and practices. Emphasis on directing professional/non-professional talent/models and creative support and the importance of concept and design in creating effective images. A DSLR camera with full manual control in still and video capture modes is required.

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PHOTO- 695 Professional Portfolio Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Capstone experience for the Applied Photography minor. Students fine tune their direction and concentrate on the area they intend to specialize in their professional career. Students design and produce a portfolio to be evaluated by representative professionals. Standards of professional practice are emphasized.

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PHOTO- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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