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ARTP 10 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This is an introductory non-laboratory course in camera operation, exposure, composition, and lighting, with application to general photography.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU General Ed.
Credit: CSU, Area C1; MPC, Area C


ARTP 11A PHOTOGRAPHY I: BLACK AND WHITE

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This is an introductory course in black and white photography using specific project-based assignments to highlight various aesthetic characteristics of the medium.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU, UCGeneral Ed.
Credit: CSU, Area C1; MPC, Area C


ARTP 11B PHOTOGRAPHY II

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course is a continuation of ARTP 11A, with emphasis on developing visual, conceptual, and technical aspects of photography. It includes expanded use of materials and techniques.

Prerequisites: ARTP 11A (or PHOT 1A)
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU
 


ARTP 11C PHOTOGRAPHY III

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course offers a refined study of black and white photography, with an emphasis on the advanced application of tools and techniques to create personal expression.

Prerequisites: ARTP 11B (or PHOT 1B)
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU 


ARTP 12A DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course provides students the theory and practice necessary to use a digital camera and produce quality fine art digital prints.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU
  


ARTP 12B DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II

3 units • LG-P/NP • Six hours studio

This course is a continuation of ARTP 12A, with emphasis on developing visual, conceptual, and technical aspects of digital photography. It includes expanded use of materials and techniques.

Prerequisites: ARTP 12A (or PHOT 70)
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTP 14 HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course is a thematic investigation of the history of photography with attention to technological advances and cultural influences.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU, UCGeneral Ed.
Credit: CSU, Area C1; IGETC, Area 3A; MPC, Area C 


ARTP 15 PORTRAITURE PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course explores techniques, characteristics, and principles of contemporary portraiture and the use of available and artificial lighting schemes.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTP 20 CRITIQUE/PORTFOLIO

3 units • LG-P/NP • Six hours studio

This is a seminar class with a lab component. Students learn how to analyze, critique, and compare, and contrast photographs while building a coherent portfolio of personal photographs.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU
 


ARTP 25 DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

Students investigate the history and techniques of documentary photography and photographically examine specific subjects.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTP 27 NARRATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course is an exploration of the use of the photographic image in narrative and editorial form.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTP 55 ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course explores the unique characteristics of non-conventional and historic photographic processes.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU
 


ARTP 56 EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

This course explores the various ways the photograph can be altered and/or presented using photographic techniques inherent to the medium.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU
 


ARTP 57 LENSLESS PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; five hours studio

The course explores the production of photographs using light-sensitive materials with pinhole, unconventional cameras, and photograms.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU