COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
OFFERED AT FULLERTON COLLEGE

All Course Offerings in Fullerton College Photography Department

PHOT 101 Introduction to Photography
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 112 Introduction to Professional Digital Photography
Prerequisite: PHOT 101F OR PHOT 111 F with a grade of C or better, or demonstrate competency in performing a variety of basic camera functions. (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 photographic subjects including portraiture, 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 104 F Wedding Photography **Only offered in Spring Semesters
Prerequisite: PHOT 101F OR PHOT 111 F or demonstrate competency in performing a variety of basic camera functions.
(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. Students must provide their own DSLR cameras with full manual operations and an external flash.

PHOT 114 F Professional Portrait Photography I
Prerequisite: PHOT PHOT 101 F or 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 118 F 19th Century Photography ** Only Offered in Spring Semesters
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course explores the history and appreciation of photography in the nineteenth century. Students will examine the relationship between photographic history, culture, and art.

PHOT 119 F 20th and 21st Century
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course explores the history and appreciation of photographs in the 20th and 21st century. Students will examine the relationship between photographic history, culture, and art.

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.

PHOT 216 F Advanced Digital Photography
Prerequisite: PHOT 112 F or PHOT 111 or PHOT 101 F with a grade of C or better or demonstrate competency in performing various digital photography skills.
CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course focuses on creating a final portfolio of work. Students will practice advanced digital photography techniques and explore a variety of photographic subjects relevant for their portfolio.

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 217 F Applied Photography
Prerequisite: PHOT 216 F or PHOT 112 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.

PHOT 221 Studio Specialties
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. Students will work with Capture One Software and camera will be Digital View Medium Format tethered 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.

PHOT 222 F Studio Specialties II (only offered in Spring Semester)
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
Prerequisite: PHOT 221 F with a grade of C or better. Students will practice advanced studio techniques specifically geared to personal portfolio work. Camera will be Digital View Medium Format tethered system. Students must have a DSLR camera with full manual adjustments and that is capable of using external flash. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

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.

PHOT 223 F Creative Photography
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
Explores experimental and technical processes and creative camera operations. Students have the opportunity to explore creative image making using photography.

PHOT 226 F Video Capture for the Still Photog
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
Prerequisite: PHOT 101 F with a grade of C or better. Explores video as a tool in preparing still photographic projects and provides the basic technical skills to capture video content, utilizing a DSLR camera. Develops the skill set to record video in tandem with still photography including photographic and video narrative, still and basic HD video camera techniques, lighting, and basic sound recording. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

PHOT 227 F Social Media and Still Photography (only offered in spring semester)
(CSU) (Degree Credit) 3 Units
This course focuses on the importance of photography in social media. The course will include basic photography, video, lighting, and image editing techniques for social media platforms, including live streaming to create and manage image content. (CSU) (Degree Credit)