Fall 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ARTPH 300    Basic Art Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, ESLL 320 or ESLR 320 or ESLW 320 or placement through assessment process
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course consists of a structured examination of the formal and technical aspects of 35mm photography. Topics include critiques of major movements in the history of photography and contemporary silver process artists. A problem-solving approach is utilized to explore compositional ideas. Camera operation, black and white film developing, and printmaking are covered. Digital photography concepts are introduced. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera as well as darkroom and portfolio supplies are required. Processing chemicals are provided. (C-ID ARTS 260)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11733 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
TTh       08:00AM-08:50AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12539 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11735 Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 305    Digital Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better. ARTNM 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2014)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is a course in basic digital photography. Topics include digital camera functions, exposure systems using f-stop and shutter speed combinations, digital shooting practices, photographic composition and aesthetics, editing tools and software, and print portfolio development. It also includes issues in contemporary photography and the history of photography. Digital cameras with adjustable f-stops and shutter speeds, camera memory cards, and re-writable memory devices are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12878 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
MW        03:30PM-04:20PM LEC D.Herrera            ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11741 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB D.Herrera            ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11743 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 310    Intermediate Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the technical control of black and white photographic materials and equipment. Professional camera techniques and the creative aspects of photography are emphasized. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera or digital camera with manual options as well as darkroom and portfolio supplies are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11737 
Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 315    Trends in Software and Social Media for Photographers    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic trends in photographic editing and presentation software. Editing photographs in Photoshop and file management in Lightroom along with introductions to similar software are covered. Topics include uses of social media in presentation and dissemination of photographs for commercial purposes and clients, as well as photographic output to print, social media, and the internet.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       03:30PM-04:20PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12880 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 322    Color Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 and 305 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the aesthetic aspects of color photography involving camera and digital techniques emphasizing uniqueness of expression. It includes a continuing exploration of form and composition, lighting and exposure, film characteristics and scanning, digital capture and editing, with emphasis on color photography as an art form. Color correction, color management, work flow and other digital concepts are included. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) or digital camera with manual options as well as memory devices and portfolio supplies are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        08:00AM-08:50AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12723 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 360    Studio Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTPH 300 or 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a study in studio lighting techniques used in photography. Topics include lighting ratios, correct exposure using an electronic flash, basic portraiture, advertising, choice of camera formats and film, white balance adjustments, and color temperature. It also includes study of the history of studio photography. Black and white, color, and digital processes are included. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) or digital camera with manual option as well as darkroom and portfolio supplies are required. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         12:15PM-02:25PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11739 
Textbook
F         02:35PM-05:40PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 375    Freelance Photography Careers    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with grade of "C" or better; OR ESLL 320 or ESLW 320 with grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers careers in freelance photography including commercial photography, journalism, and fine art photography. It introduces the basic elements of implementing photography project plans, including necessary permits, aesthetic style choices, marketing, photography pricing, and portfolio presentations. Preparing, presenting, and implementing freelance photography career plans are covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12541 
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ARTPH 490    Photography Lab    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in: ARTPH 300, ARTPH 305, ARTPH 310, ARTPH 320, ARTPH 340, ARTPH 350, ARTPH 360, ARTPH 370, or ARTPH 495.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12882 
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ARTPH 495    Independent Studies in Art Photography    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Hooker              TBA TBA                 20217 
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Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013