COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
OFFERED AT FULLERTON COLLEGE

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

PHOT 111 F Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital
(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE 3 Units
A comprehensive introduction to digital photography. Discover what all those menus mean. Learn to master your digital camera and learn how to take dynamic high quality photographs. This course also includes an introduction to Adobe Photoshop, color correction, web prep, and digital printing. Students may use a variety of digital cameras including point and shoot as well as digital DSLRs.. *Completion of this course qualifies students to continue with any advanced digital/studio courses offered.

PHOT 104 F Wedding Photography **Only offered in Spring Semesters
Advisory: PHOT 111 F or PHOT 216 F or demonstrate competency in performing a variety of basic camera functions. Students must provide their own DSLR cameras with full manual operations and an external flash.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course is designed to introduce the student to the aesthetic concepts, basic skills, and techniques used by wedding photographers. Students will acquire hands-on knowledge of photographic applications used in wedding and special events photography.

PHOT 114 F Professional Portrait Photography I **Only offered in Fall Semesters
Prerequisite: PHOT 111 F with a grade of “C” or better.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course will focus on skills required to become a professional portrait/people photographer. Emphasis will be on using strobe lighting, posing, photo retouching, color imaging, and project workflow. Photographic subjects will include beauty, theatrical, commercial, fashion, and family portrait. Students are required to have a DSLR camera with full manual capabilities including external flash capabilities.

PHOT 214 F Professional Portrait II  **Only offered in Fall Semesters
Prerequisite: PHOT 114 F with grade of “C” or better.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course will emphasize advanced portrait techniques to advance and refine professional portrait photography skills in preparation for client portfolio. Students will begin to define areas of portrait photography specialization.

PHOT 216 F Advanced Digital Photography
(Advisory: PHOT 111 F) CSU)(Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course is designed to provide the student with advanced knowledge of digital photography. The integration of technical skills and aesthetic expression will be emphasized. This course introduces students to Adobe Lightroom and the use of the Wacom tablet. Students will explore a variety of subjects including portraiture, industrial scientific, landscape, directorial, photojournalism and fine-art photography. Students may use a variety of digital cameras including point and shoot as well as DSLR’s.

PHOT 217 F Applied Digital Photography
Prerequisite: PHOT 216 F with a grade of “C” or better.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course is designed to provide students with the skills to apply advanced digital photography techniques towards a professional portfolio presentation and prepare a strategy for career development. Also included in this course is an introduction to underwater photography.

PHOT 221 F Studio Specialties **Only offered in Spring Semesters
Advisory: PHOT 111 F or PHOT 112 F or PHOT 216 F with a grade of “C” or better or demonstrate competency in performing advanced digital photography functions.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course focuses on professional studio practices and lighting techniques. Students will practice studio techniques for a variety of studio photographic subjects that include commercial tabletop, architectural, publicity, and location shooting. Emphasis will be on the use of strobe lighting, mixed lighting, and special effects. Camera format will be tethered digital view camera system. Students must have a DSLR camera with full manual adjustments and that is capable of using external flash. In addition the study of estimating, contracts, and business profit analysis are a component of this course.


ANALOG (FILM) PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

PHOT 101 F Introduction to Photography
(CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE 3 Units
This course covers the historical, cultural and aesthetic foundations of photography. Students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of traditional film photography and will learn film processing and B&W printing. Students must provide their own 35mm cameras with full manual capabilities.

PHOT 103 F Intermediate Photography
Advisory: PHOT 101 F
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course is an introduction to the use of the 4” x 5” film view camera and advanced film techniques. Film processing, darkroom lab, and lighting techniques will be emphasized. Students will learn to use the camera and lighting to photograph products, people and architectural subjects. Students must provide their own 35mm camera with adjustable aperture, shutter speed and focus.

PHOT 109 F Portrait Photography
Advisory: PHOT 101 F.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of portrait styles and techniques. The student will work with both natural and hot lights while learning the possibilities and limitations of both. Students will have an opportunity to investigate and imitate the styles of well-known portrait photographers. Students must provide their own 35mm film camera with adjustable aperture, shutter speed and focus.


GENERAL ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES

PHOT 196 F Photography Seminar
Advisory: PHOT 101 F or PHOT 111 F or advanced knowledge
(CSU) (Degree Credit) .5 to 4 Units
This course is designed to expose the students to current equipment, methods, techniques, and materials. This course offers the student an opportunity for specialized training in greater depth than can be offered in a general course. This course will vary from semester to semester depending on student interest, new developments in the industry and the need for specialized training.

PHOT 199 F Photography Independent Study
(Degree Credit) (UC review required) 1 to 3 Units
This course is designed for students who wish to increase their knowledge of photography through individual study. Projects with written reports and outside reading are required.

PHOT 224 F Business Practices Photography **Only offered in Fall Semesters
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course focuses on advanced business practices for professional photographers including both commercial and fine-art photography. This course will include lectures on business operations, legal responsibilities, branding, contracts, estimates, copyright, project workflows, and business promotion.

PHOT 290 F Internship in Photography I
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 2 to 4 Units
Student is required to have found an established internship to take this course
18 hours lecture and 85-270 hours of supervised employment or unpaid internship per term
This is a hybrid course that requires both class attendance and online assignments. This course offers career development opportunities for students and industry professionals who need to strengthen or broaden their skills to retain their current position or wish to advance in their current careers. Students obtain vocational learning opportunities through employment/internships in photography and allied areas.

PHOT 291 F Internship in Photography II
Prerequisite: PHOT 290 F with a grade of “C” or better.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 2 to 4 Units
Student is required to have found an established internship to take this course.
18 hours lecture and 85-270 hours of supervised employment or unpaid internship per term.
This is a hybrid course that requires both class attendance and online assignments. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations.

PHOT 292 F Internship in Photography III
Prerequisite: PHOT 291 F with grade of “C” or better.
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 2 to 4 Units
Student is required to have found an established internship to take this course.
18 hours lecture and 85-270 hours of supervised employment or unpaid internship per term.
This is a hybrid course that requires both class attendance and online assignments. This course is designed to give the students the skills needed to market themselves as professionals in photography related industries.