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.

 
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

 
Color Photography   (PHO-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The course will offer a theoretical, technical and aesthetic foundation in color photography. The student will gain familiarity with the materials through shooting assignments. Emphasis will be placed on developing printing skills.

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

  • Describe the technical and aesthetic qualities of a successful color photograph.
  • Specify the proper equipment and materials, including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection required for a typical shooting of a landscape color photograph in early morning daylight conditions.
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Demonstrate 4 examples of varied lighting techniques required for creative color photography.
  • Explore both automatic and “managed” camera exposure settings including a visual example of each and explain your preference based upon your results.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your technical and artistic capabilities associated with successful color photography.
  • Compare available light and strobe lighting for color photography while minimizing unintentional camera movement for optimum results. Include 3 examples of each light source result in your image portfolio.
  • Compare and contrast pros and cons of using conventional analog and digital cameras for color photography.
  • 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 color photography.

 
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