Spring 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ARTPH 300    Basic Art Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines the formal and technical aspects of 35mm film photography. Topics include critiques of major movements in the history of photography and contemporary silver-gelatin process artists. A problem-solving approach is utilized to explore compositional ideas. Camera operation, black and white film developing, and silver-gelatin printmaking are covered. Digital photography file management and editing concepts are introduced through film scans. A 35mm single lens reflex (SLR) camera as well as darkroom and portfolio supplies are required. Processing chemicals are provided. Field trips may be required. (C-ID ARTS 260)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11113 
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    11115 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    11117 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 302     Black and White Silver Gelatin Photography Lab    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 300 or 340
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in black and white silver gelatin photography. It also allows alternative process photographers additional lab hours for development of film and digital negatives. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development for ARTPH 300 and ARTPH 340.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    20411 Textbook


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 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11948 
Textbook
MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11121 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN Online            
Online & In-class
The above hybrid class (11121) meets in a traditional classroom on Wednesdays.
The class uses Adobe (Photoshop) and a DSLR camera for the projects associated with this course. You will need your own software, or enroll in ARTPH 490 to access the 509 digital lab, or access it through the LRC to follow the assignments.


ARTPH 306    Photography Lab: Digital Editing    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 305, 310, 322, or 360
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in digital image editing, processing, and printing. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development in ARTPH 305, ARTPH 310, ARTPH 322, and ARTPH 360.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    20412 Textbook


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 16-May 18
MW        01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    13392 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 340    Alternative Process Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers alternative photographic printing processes produced in sunlight. No camera is necessary. Image processes such as salt prints, cyanotypes, Van Dyke brown prints, gum prints, palladium prints, and wet-plate photography 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, digital printing resources, safety glasses, and protective gloves are required. Chemistry is provided. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11167 
Textbook
F         03:00PM-06:05PM LAB J.Hooker             ARC MAIN FineArts 508      


ARTPH 361    Photography Lab: Studio Lighting    1 Unit

Course Family:
Studio Art and Practice
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ARTPH 360 or 370
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course offers additional lab hours to more fully develop creative vision and technical skills in studio lighting and large format photography. It provides additional assistance in assignments and portfolio development for ARTPH 360 and ARTPH 370.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    20413 Textbook


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 16-May 18
TTh       07:00PM-07:50PM LEC C.Schindler          ARC MAIN FineArts 508    11946 
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 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB C.Smith              ARC MAIN FineArts 508    13069 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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Hooker              TBA TBA                 13068 
Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016