Spring 2015 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, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12115 
Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12117 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
MW        03:30PM-04:20PM LEC C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12119 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12121 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC R.Hornor             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    13113 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB R.Hornor             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
TTh       04:30PM-05:20PM LEC E.Zarate             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12123 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB E.Zarate             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Herrera            ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12125 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Herrera            ARC MAIN Online            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom.


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    20184 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 340    Alternative Process 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
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers photographic printing processes produced in sunlight. No camera is necessary. Processes such as kallitype, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown printing, and gum printing are covered. It includes the history of photographic processes from the daguerreotype to the digital age. Negatives are produced from digital transparencies, xerox transparencies,transparency film and natural objects. Varied printing substrates are covered. Papers and printing surfaces, brushes, memory storage devices and safety glasses are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
F         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    12173 
Textbook
F         03:00PM-06:05PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 370    Fashion, Wedding, and Portrait 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 is an overview of basic fashion, wedding, and portrait photography concepts. Topics include major movements in fashion and portrait photography as well as the study of specific fashion photographers. It also includes studio portrait lighting and styling techniques specific to fashion, wedding, and portrait photography. Wedding photo-journalism is also covered. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) film camera or digital camera with manual options and darkroom supplies are required. Fashion shoots are required. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508    13111 
Textbook
TTh       08:00PM-09:20PM LAB C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 490    Photography Lab    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
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, Jan 17-May 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    19377 Textbook


ARTPH 495    Independent Studies in Art Photography    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hooker              TBA TBA                 19374 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hooker              TBA TBA                 20724 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015