SWC Photo & Digital

Courses

= May transfer to some schools.  Contact the school in question for more information.

= May transfer to a CSU

= Will transfer to CSU as GE category C1 humanities requirement.

= May transfer to a UC

= UC Limitation:  credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the

   scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus

   Note:  Please contact for other transfer agreements.

 

= Required For Associates of Art in Photography & Digital Imaging

= Applies to Certificate of Achievement in Professional Photography

= Applies to Elective For Associates of Art in Photography  & Digital Imaging

 

For more information, please visit the SWC Course Catalog.

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CSU

CSU GE C1

UC

**UC

 

 

 

 

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C

E

ART 101

Design I, 3 units, Fee: $10.

Offered: Variable

Introduces the visual form.  Develops a comprehensive analysis and utilization of the elements and principles of two-dimension design to create unified, vidi artworks.  Emphasizes the function of design in art, contemporary culture, and mass media.  Includes theoretical and practical exploration of design and color for fine and applied arts.

[Transfer: D; CSU, CSU GE CI, UC], AA

 

ART 138

Digital Imaging for Photographers and Production Artists, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 192 or equivalent

Recommended Preparation: Advanced skills on Macintosh computers, Adobe Photoshop, and advanced photographic skills

Offered: Fall Only

Presents advanced techniques in the use of Adobe Photoshop with an emphasis on the production of photographic images. Students will be introduced to system calibration, color theory and the use of the zone system for precise control of digital output. Students will apply

these concepts to the production of a portfolio of digital photographs.

[Transfer: D; CSU],

AA, E

 

ART 138L

Digital Imaging for Photographers and Production Artists Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

 

ART 156

History of Photography, 3 units

Offered: Fall Only

Hybrid Course

Covers the survey of the history of photography from its invention to its continued use as an art and communication form.  Emphasizes the aesthetic and historical influences on photography, as well as photography effects upon society and culture.

[Transfer: D; CSU, CSU GE C1], AA

 

ART 192

Introduction to Digital Imaging, 3 units, Fee: $20.

Offered: Variable

Fee: $10. Designed for graphic artists and photographers. Covers basic instruction in the electronic operation of photographic imagery, composites, and collages. Instruction will include basic training on Macintosh computers using Adobe Photoshop software, film and flatbed scanners, black and white, and color printers.

[Transfer: D; CSU; UC], AA, C

 

ART 192L

Introduction to Digital Imaging Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 192

Offered: Variable

Allows digital imaging students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Digital Imaging. Provides an opportunity for the student to refine design, digital, and software skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D, CSU]

 

ART 197

Portfolio Development for Visual Artists, 3 units

Offered: Fall Only

Designed to allow third-semester art majors to develop both a traditional and digital portfolio of their work. Includes contemporary issues in art research on career opportunities, galleries, art schools, methods of documentation, and resume writing. Includes visits to local museums and art galleries.

[Transfer: D; CSU], C, E

 

ART 197L

Introduction to Digital Imaging Laboratory, 1 unit

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 197

Offered: Variable

Allows visual art students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in the portfolio development course. Provides an opportunity for the student to refine portfolios beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D, CSU]

 

ART 205

Beginning Digital Photography, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 205L

Offered: Variable

Emphasizes aesthetics, content, technical aspects, ways of seeing, and creativity in photography. Explores camera operation, color and grayscale optimization, digital capture, and Camera RAW. Appropriate for students without prior photographic experience. Requires an adjustable digital camera with manual exposure and Camera RAW capabilities or equivalent.

[Transfer: D, CSU], AA, C

 

ART 205L

Beginning Digital Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 205

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Digital Photography I. Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D, CSU]

 

ART 206

Intermediate Digital Photography, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Offered: Variable

Focuses on creative assignments in a variety of photographic styles. Includes intermediate techniques of exposure control, high dynamic range, digital photographic aesthetics, digital workflow, medium and large format cameras, and electronic flash. Assignments are in color and grayscale. Requires an adjustable camera with manual exposure mode. A digital SLR is recommended.

[Transfer: D, CSU], AA

 

ART 206L

Intermediate Digital Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Offered: Variable

Corequisite: ART 206

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in intermediate photography. Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D, CSU]

 

ART 207

Studio & Lighting Techniques, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 205

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 207L

Offered: Variable

Explores artificial lighting including strobes within the studio and the outside world. Emphasizes the control of light, quality of light, mixing natural and artificial light, basic portrait and product lighting. Introduces techniques and concepts used in fine art and advertising photography. Requires an adjustable camera with a manual exposure mode. A digital SLR camera is recommended.

[Transfer: D, CSU], AA, C

 

ART 207L

Studio & Lighting Techniques Laboratory, 3 units, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 207

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Art 207.  Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D, CSU]

 

ART 208A - D

Darkroom & Film Photography I, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 205 (removed fall 2014)

Recommended Laboratory: ART 215A - D

Offered: Fall Only

Introduces film and darkroom photographic processes. Applies camera and exposure techniques learned in Art 205 to chemical and silver-based photographic processes. Requires an adjustable film camera.

[Transfer: D], E

 

ART 209

Photography Business Practices, 3 units

Recommended Preparation: BUS 149

Offered: Variable

Emphasizes business related skills for a variety of photographic careers. Includes assisting, freelance, assignment production, studio work, photojournalism, stock photography, self-employment, and other photographic fields. Covers self-branding, organization, planning, client relations, legalities, pre-production work, budgeting, scheduling, and talent scouting. Requires participation in field trips, scenarios, and observing lectures by guest speakers. [Transfer: D], C, E

 

ART 210

Portrait Photography (Formerly Art 199A), 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 207

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 207L

Offered: Spring Only

Explores diverse aspects of portraiture including studio, headshots, environmental, and fashion photography.  Introduces lighting and equipment specific portraiture.  Emphasizes styles, compositions, psychological considerations, and concepts associated with portraiture.  Requires an adjustable camera with manual exposure mode.  A digital SLR is recommended.

[Transfer: D, CSU], C, E

 

ART 210L

Portrait Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 210

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Portrait Photography.  Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 211

Editorial & Advertising Photography, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 207

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 207A

Offered: Fall Only

Emphasizes the commercial application of photography. Discusses the relationship between photographer, art director, and client. Applies photography principles to magazine articles, advertisements, marketing, and promotion. Requires an adjustable digital camera with manual exposure mode and Camera RAW capabilities. A digital SLR is recommended.

[Transfer: D], C, E

 

ART 211L

Editorial & Advertising Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 211

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Art 211: Editorial and Advertising Photography. Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 212A - D

Photographic Alternatives I, 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 205 (removed fall 2014)

Recommended Laboratory: ART 215A - D

Offered: Spring Only

Explores alternative processes and techniques in photography. Emphasizes chemical based processes including liquid emulsions such as cyanotypes and Liquid Light, as well as other techniques. Introduces alternative applications of technology in photography, including xerographic, digitally created negatives, and the merging of digital and chemical techniques. [Transfer: D], E

 

ART 213

Special Topics In Photography, 3 units, Fee: $25.

Prerequisite: ART 207

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 213L

Offered: Variable

Provides additional exploration of photography through the examination of selected topics chosen from the following photographic genres:  wedding, product, commercial, application of photography to industry, and the use of specific photographic techniques in fine arts.

[Transfer: D], E

 

ART 213L

Special Topics in Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corequisite: ART 213

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in Art 213:  Special Topics In Photography.  Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skill beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 214A - D

Photography Laboratory Practice 1, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Prerequisite: ART 205

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students who have completed a beginning photography course to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in photography related classes.

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 215A - D

Darkroom Photography Laboratory Practice I, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Prerequisite: ART 206

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in photography related classes. Develops a photography portfolio for job application, transfer, or gallery exhibition purposes. [

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 216

Advanced Photography (Formerly Art 123), 3 units, Fee: $15.

Prerequisite: ART 206 & Art 207

Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: ART 216L

Offered: Spring Only

Emphasizes advanced problem solving in the photographic medium with the production of an individual student portfolio.  Expands on concepts and techniques from beginning photography and intermediate photography.  Requires an adjustable camera.

[Transfer: D, CSU], AA

 

ART 216L

Advanced Photography Laboratory, 1 unit, Fee: $5.

Pass / No Pass Only

Corerequisite: ART 216

Offered: Variable

Allows photography students to practice and review techniques and concepts introduced in advanced photography.  Provides an opportunity for the student to refine photographic skills beyond normal classroom time.

[Transfer: D]

 

ART 290 I-IV

Cooperative Work Study In Applied Visual Arts (Internship)

Requires an internship acquired by the student.

Offered: Spring Only

[Transfer: D], C, E

 

ART 299

Independent Study, 1-3 units,

[Transfer: D, CSU, **UC]

Questions about  SWC Photo & Digital Program?

Contact mtruitt@swccd.edu or jpickelle@swccd.edu