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PGY 1279   LEGAL ISSUES IN PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  

This course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of basic legal concepts and laws a professional in the photography business should master, including those concerning intellectual property, agency, employment and contracts, to better prepare and protect the professional. Topics covered include the creation and protection of intellectual property, the meaning of agency relationships and employment relationships in various settings, as well as contract formation and defenses as each pertain to those in the photographic industry. 47 contact hours.

PGY 2000   HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
A course in which the student will research and explore early photographic processes, various trends, and their applications. The student will examine the technological evolution on photography and the impact of this progressive visual medium on the growth, culture, and communication in the world today. The emphasis will be on the inventors, entrepreneurs, artists, and the network they formed which provided the foundation on which the visual syntax in all art changed and expanded expression throughout the 20th Century. 47 contact hours.

PGY 2107C   LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PGY 2201C. This course is designed to enable students to evolve individually and as a group toward the understanding and creative utilization of visual technology. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to experimental application of new technologies associated with photography and its impact on the culture, visual expression, and communications in the world today. Students will examine visual perspective by the ability to control the photographic image through the use of large format camera equipment. Students will examine the inherent optical distortion associated with human perception and camera lenses. Students will explore the various methods of correcting for optical distortions. Students will study the advantages of large format photography compared to conventional smaller cameras. The students will learn the diversity of controls and techniques which accompany larger formats. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an equipped photographic studio and laboratory designed to provide an environment for creative activity which reflects the inherent flexibility of medium and large format photography and how this application has expanded the visual syntax in all forms of expression. Course may be taken up to 3 times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2110C   COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PGY 2404C or portfolio review by instructor. Color photography includes the study of various color films, lighting, correction filters, processing and presentation of various types of color film and paper. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2201C   PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO LIGHTING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C and PGY 2110C. This is a course in which students will research and explore various lighting techniques used in photography to enhance the composition of the subject matter. Students will examine technical aspects involved in working with lighting equipment and the impact this visual application is having on the growth, culture, and communication in the world today. The emphasis will be a "hands on" approach working with other students, models and potential clients in single and group portraiture situations. Students will become better acquainted with lighting used in product, advertising, and specialty photography which has expanded the visual syntax in all visual forms of expression and communication throughout humanity. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2210C   PROFESSIONAL STUDIO PORTRAITURE

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C and PGY 2800C. This is a course for students to explore on both an individual and group basis the utilization of photographic lighting equipment and techniques for portrait photography. The emphasis will be a “hands on” approach working with other students, models and potential clients in portrait situations. Students will develop basic lighting skills and practice in the production of studio portraits. Students will examine various methods of photographing individuals and groups of people in a studio environment and how photographic styles have expanded the visual syntax in all visual forms of expression and communication in cultures throughout the world. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2401C   PHOTOGRAPHY I

credits: 3  

This course presents the fundamentals of black and white photography, as well as digital imaging. The course includes the study of camera operation, exposure control, film processing, printing the positive, print finishing, and presentation. Students will examine digital imaging through the use of digital cameras and the conversion of conventional photography to electronic images. Through weekly assignments, emphasis is placed on photography's use as a medium of personal expression. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2404C   INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PGY 2401C. In this course, the student deals with advanced problems in refinement of the silver print and the development of visual acuity, perception, and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as with advanced technical problems. Advanced problems include controlling various manipulative techniques obtainable through the camera and in the darkroom such as multiple exposures, multiple negatives, negative blends, orthochromatic processes, infrared film, etc. Additional emphasis is placed on photography's application to other fields including journalism, business, and industry. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2446C   ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES/PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PGY 2401C. This course is designed to enable students to evolve individually and as a group toward the utilization of historical photographic processes fused into new technologies. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to experimental applications of old photographic technologies and examines the integration of computer technology into these processes and its impact on the culture, visual expression, and communications in the world today. Students will examine early non-silver photographic processes, such as Kalotypes, Cyanotypes, and Gum Bicromates and incorporate these processes with computer materials and techniques. Students will explore how the integration of these diverse applications can allow for greater and new creative discoveries in their approach to both photographic and computer related technologies. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an equipped photographic and electronic laboratory designed to provide an environment for creative activity which reflects the inherent flexibility of conventional and computer technologies and how this medium has expanded the visual syntax in all forms of expression. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2470C   THEMES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C and PGY 2404C. This course is designed for students who already have acquired basic technical knowledge of photography. This individualized course provides students the opportunity to explore and develop their own thematic approach to communicating through photography. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2475C   PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PGY 2404C. This course is designed for students to evolve on an individual and group basis toward the creative utilization of technology for enhancement of presentation of student portfolio work. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the documentation of student portfolios through the application of conventional and new photographic technologies and its impact on the culture, visual expression and communications in the world today. Students will examine various technologies of documenting their edited images and assembling their work utilizing a diversified means of professional presentational methods. Students will explore presentational technologies best suited for their specific target market for employment. The emphasis will be a “hands on” approach working with other students in an equipped photographic and electronic laboratory designed to provide an environment for creative activity which reflects the inherent flexibility of conventional and new technologies and how this medium has expanded the visual syntax in all form of expression. Course may be taken up to three times for credit. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2800C   DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: PGY 2401C. This course is designed for students to evolve on an individual and group basis toward the creative utilization of technology. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to experimental application of new technologies associated with photography and its impact on the culture, visual expression and communications in the world today. Students will examine digital imaging through the use of digital cameras and how conventional photographs can be converted to electronic images by various scanning methods. Students will explore how the electronic image can be printed using traditional processes and the advantages of both electronic and conventional methods. The emphasis will be a hands-on approach working with other students in an equipped photographic and electronic laboratory designed to provide an environment for creative activity which reflects the inherent flexibility of digital and conventional technologies and how this medium has expanded the visual syntax in all forms of expression. 92 contact hours.

PGY 2940C   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES/INTERNSHIP

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: PGY 2404C. This course is designed to enable students to evolve individually and as a group toward the utilization of photographic technology. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to experimental application of new technologies associated with photography and its impact on the culture, visual expression and communications in the world today. Students will utilize photographic skills and techniques acquired in the classroom and apply these applications in a pre-determined business or company. Students will explore their photographic discipline in an on-site training program/internship for knowledge and experience. The emphasis will be a “hands-on” approach working with other students in an equipped photographic and electronic laboratory and on-location incorporating academic discussions and practices with job related experience. The program is designed to provide an environment for creative activity which reflects the inherent flexibility of the traditional and new technologies and how this medium has expanded the visual syntax in all forms of expression. 92 contact hours.


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