Photography

Courses

PHTO 110 Photography 3.0 Credits

Lecture-laboratory course in black and white photography. Coordinates a photographic visual discipline with comprehensive camera and darkroom/digital lab experience. For PHTO Majors, a manual 35mm film camera is required. For PHTO Minors & non-majors a digital point and shoot camera or DSLR, eight megapixels or higher is required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHTO 140 Digital Photography I 4.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to give you an introduction to the technical skills necessary to use computers, equipment, and software as a means of visually communicating your photographic ideas.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PHTO 210 Intermediate Photography 3.0 Credits

Continues the aesthetic and technical investigations of black and white photography begun in PHTO 110 through a mix of lectures, slide discussions, analytical and creative projects, and group critiques. For PHTO Majors, a manual 35mm film camera is required. For PHTO minors and non-majors, a digital point and shoot camera or DSLR is required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 110 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 231 Color Photography 4.0 Credits

An introduction to the aesthetics and technology of color photography. There is an emphasis on color composition and theory. Class includes a variety of color processes, utilizing analog/film and digital materials.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 210 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 233 Large Format Photography 4.0 Credits

Provides a thorough exploration of large-format camera techniques and large-format film exposure/development techniques including the zone system. Introduces the aesthetic of the large-format black-and-white photograph and expands the student's vision of the potential of the photographic image.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 210 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 234 Studio Photography 4.0 Credits

Introduces professional studio photography practices. Continues utilization of the digital camera. Examines artifical lighting techniques and provides context for exploration of the studio as a creative photographic environment.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 231 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 236 Photojournalism 4.0 Credits

Approaches the subject of photojournalism through lectures on its history and current practices and through application. Considers the documentary genre of photography in general.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 210 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 240 Digital Photography II 4.0 Credits

Explores the digital image within the context of photographic practice. Examines current capabilities and future potentials in image capture, manipulation, output, and dissemination. Projects include utilization of image-manipulation programs, direct digital cameras, and hybrid film/digital approaches. Addresses aesthetic, conceptual, and professional issues.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 210 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 253 Fine Black and White Printing 3.0 Credits

Explores the aesthetic of the fine black-and-white print, including issues of print scale, tonality, surface quality, toning, and archival techniques. Uses zone-system analysis to optimize the relationship of the negative and the print.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 210 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 275 [WI] History of Photography I 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the history of photography from 1839 to approximately 1930, including technological developments, aesthetic trends, theoretical and philosophical understandings, and effects on society and culture at large. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 276 History of Photography II 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the history of photography from approximately 1930 to the present, including technological developments, aesthetic trends, theoretical and philosophical understandings, and effects on society and culture at large.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 275 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 291 Internship 0.5-12.0 Credits

Incorporates a nonpaying internship in the field of photography for academic credit. An initial informational sheet on the internship and a final paper on the experience are required. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO.

PHTO 334 Advanced Studio Photography 4.0 Credits

An advanced studio photography class that will teach the student the workflow associated with high-end digital studio capture. The class will also cover various advanced studio lighting techniques. The development of a personal portfolio of work produced in the studio will be required by all students.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO.
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 335 Portraiture 3.0 Credits

This course is devoted to the development of a single project. The course will deal in depth with issues of format, lighting and composition. The course will address ethical and legal matters in photographic portraiture. An overview of the history of photographic portrait will be covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO.
Prerequisites: PHTO 231 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 233 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 236 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 253 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 336 Assignment Photography 3.0 Credits

Assignment is simply said to be photography that supports the written word, which may be either news or advertising, article photographs, advertisements, or the cover of a magazine. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to stand out from the photographic crowd by injecting personal style.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Pre-Junior .
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 334 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 340 Digital Photography III 4.0 Credits

This class will build on intermediate Photoshop skills while exploring the new field of building a photographic image by using more than one frame or multiple elements. Students will be expected to produce a body of work using the skills learned. Large format printing will be stressed.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 140 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 240 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 361 Advanced Photography 4.0 Credits

Extends study and experimentation in studio, color, and historical photography. Examines non-silver and non-traditional photographic technologies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO.
Prerequisites: PHTO 233 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 253 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 392 Junior Project in Photography 3.0 Credits

Integrates the technical and conceptual understandings that the student has acquired in photography through development of a personally defined photographic project. Students will meet in weekly seminars to plan, discuss, and critique in-progress work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 399 Independent Study In Photography 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in photography in a specialized area. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO.

PHTO 451 Photography and Business 3.0 Credits

Seminar course with invited professionals from the photographic and business fields. Helps prospective photographers understand legal aspects of photography, freelance business practices, and potential employment possibilities and expectations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 240 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 452 [WI] History of Contemporary Photography 3.0 Credits

The course will focus on aesthetic and conceptual development in contemporary photographic practice. Through lectures, field trips and in-class discussions, students will learn concepts and visual trends employed in photography since 1970. Topics covered include 19th and 20th century influences, multi-cultural interpretation of genres, new approaches to representation of self.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 275 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 276 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 453 Photography Production 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to introduce prospective photographers to commercial production practices. Topics covered will include the definition and marketing of personal style, the varied roles of vendors and clients, interpreting layouts and concepts, and approaches to commercial production.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 336 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 455 Landscape Photography 3.0 Credits

This class is designed to explore the rich tradition and history of the landscape photograph and how to visually translate the contemporary landscape.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 233 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 456 Fashion Photography 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is for students to become familiar with both the aesthetics and techniques involved in the production of fashion photographs. In addition, the history of fashion photography will be covered.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 457 Palladium Printing 3.0 Credits

This class explores the technical and aesthetic aspects of the 19th century, hand-coated palladium and platinum printing processes. Students will use large format negatives to produce a body of work. This course will include hand-coating techniques, paper and chemistry options.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 458 Advertising Portfolio Development 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to prepare students to enter the commercial market. Topics covered will include the definition and marketing of personal visual style, identity and cohesion, and contemporary self-promotion practices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 340 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 459 Marketing for Photographers 3.0 Credits

The objective of this course is to give students practical skills about marketing, design, and production of materials you will need as a photographer. Discussions and demonstrations will show you how to use print, web, and other technologies to promote your photography.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 234 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 465 Special Topics in Photography 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides study in photography on a special topic or on an experimental basis. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

PHTO 492 Senior Thesis in Photography I 3.0 Credits

Integrates the technical and conceptual understandings that the student has acquired in photography through development of a personally defined photographic project. Students will meet in weekly seminars to plan, discuss, and critique in-progress work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 392 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 493 Senior Thesis in Photography II 3.0 Credits

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PHTO 492 [Min Grade: D]

PHTO 495 Senior Thesis in Photography III 3.0 Credits

Integrates the technical and conceptual understandings that the student has acquired in photography through development of a personally defined photographic project. Students will meet in weekly seminars to plan, discuss, and critique in-progress work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PHTO and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: PHTO 492 [Min Grade: D] and PHTO 493 [Min Grade: D]

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