Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Photography

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Photography as Personal Expression   (PHO-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course offers the photographer the development of critical observation and using photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. The course emphasizes image composition, camera controls and capturing photographs in situations such as nature and wildlife, sports, studio lighting for still life, models and portraits, existing-light photography, night shots, and special effects. Students will assemble their creative achievements to form image portfolios for review and evaluation by their mentor. This course also emphasizes the development of a critical eye and the use of photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the photographic process.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast a conventional approach to photography to the non-traditional style of photography. (...consider a taken photograph to a created photograph)
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Describe how you may use camera movement, focusing manipulation, choice of camera-angle/perspective and over/under image exposure for photographic self-expression.
  • Explore both automatic and managed camera exposure settings including a visual example of each and explain your preference for studio photography.
  • Compare and contrast pros and cons of using conventional analog and digital cameras for personal expression photography.
  • Specify the proper equipment and materials, including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection required for personal expression photography.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your use of photography for self-expression in an artistic manner.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities of using photography as a personal expression.

 
Digital Photography I   (PHO-375)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Principles of digital imaging and hybrid processes and procedures in relation to photographic processes.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the appropriate techniques and tools including camera equipment, hardware, and image editing software essential for basic digital photography.
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing digital photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Describe how you may use camera movement, focusing manipulation, choice of camera-angle/perspective and over/under image exposure required for various composition impacts.
  • Demonstrate application of principles and elements of art and design through digital photography emphasizing color, lighting, composition and balance.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your use of digital photography for self-expression in an artistic manner.
  • Demonstrate essential capabilities associated with studio and location digital photography and include 3 examples of each in your image portfolio.
  • Explore and select your preferred computer application(s) for image editing and archiving.
  • Explain your plans for managing and backing-up your image collection.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities associated with digital photography.

 
Exhibiting Photography   (PHO-431)   3.00 s.h.  
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Techniques and procedures for exhibiting photography. 
Visual Anthropology   (ANT-381)   3.00 s.h.  
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Use of film, videotape, still photography, and painting as media of anthropological analysis. 
African-American Art   (ART-366)   3.00 s.h.  
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An historical survey of African-American artists from the Colonial era to the present, including crafts, painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. 
History of Visual Communications   (ART-368)   3.00 s.h.  
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Historical survey of visual communications from ancient times to present, including illustration, book design, printing, graphic design, advertising, photography, film and electronic media. 
Introduction to Remote Sensing   (GOG-160)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examination of the principles and application of remote sensing techniques using aerial photography and satellite imagery. 
Photojournalism   (JOU-130)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of photography as related to the visual communication of information and ideas, including composition, existing light, depth of field, and action photography, as applied to fashion, sports, and spot news. 
Intermediate Photojournalism   (JOU-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Further study of photography as related to the visual communication of information and ideas, including composition, existing light, depth of field, and action photography, as applied to fashion, sports, and spot news.  
Advanced Photojournalism   (JOU-330)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Advanced study of photography as related to the visual communication of information and ideas, including composition, existing light, depth of field, and action photography, as applied to fashion, sports, and spot news.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate visual storytelling skills through photos and slideshows
  • Analyze the impact of technological innovations on photojournalism storytelling and the legal and ethical challenges and concerns

 
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