Course Catalog : Subject Area




Photography Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
PHT 102 Photography II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 164. Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. The student needs a camera with an adjustable lens, adjustable shutter speeds, and either a built-in exposure meter or a hand-held meter. The estimated cost of supplies each semester is approximately $150, not including the cost of a camera. Lecture 1 hour + lab 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 110 History of Photography
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 164. Teaches students to create and manipulate digital photographs. Covers masking, color correction, and the merging of illustrations with photographs. Examines the ethical and property-rights issues which are raised in the manipulation of images. Lecture 1 hour + studio instruction 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 164 Introduction to Digital Photography
(3 credits) Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery. Lecture 1 hour + Laboratory 4 hours = Total 5 hours per week.
PHT 201 Advanced Photography I
(3 credits) PHT 201/202 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent. Provides weekly critiques of students' work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. The estimated cost of supplies each semester is approximately $150, not including the cost of a camera. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 202 Advanced Photography II
(3 credits) PHT 201/202 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 201 or equivalent. Provides weekly critiques of students' work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. The estimated cost of supplies each semester is approximately $150, not including the cost of a camera. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 206 Large Format Photography
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent. Discusses 4x5 view camera techniques and controls, and sheet film processing. Demonstrates the image-making advantages of large format photography. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 211 Color Photography I
(3 credits) PHT 211/212 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent. Introduces theory, materials, and processes of modern color images. Includes additive and subtractive theory, color filtration, and negative and positive printing techniques. The estimated cost of supplies each semester is approximately $150, not including the cost of a camera. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 212 Color Photography II
(3 credits) PHT 211/212 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 211. Introduces theory, materials, and processes of modern color images. Includes additive and subtractive theory, color filtration, and negative and positive printing techniques. The estimated cost of supplies each semester is approximately $150, not including the cost of a camera. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 221 Studio Lighting I
(3 credits) PHT 221/222 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or PHT 135. Examines advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Includes view camera use, electronic flash, advanced lighting techniques, color temperature and filtration, and lighting ratios. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours + total 5 hours per week.
PHT 222 Studio Lighting II
(3 credits) PHT 221/222 must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): PHT 221. Examines advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Includes view camera use, electronic flash, advanced lighting techniques, color temperature and filtration, and lighting ratios. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours + total 5 hours per week.
PHT 231 Photojournalism I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or PHT 135. Introduces equipment, techniques, skills, and concepts of photojournalism. Teaches photography for features, spot news, and photo essays. Emphasizes editing, captioning, and layout May require individual projects. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 247 Alternative Photographic Processes
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent. Explores manipulated imagery including traditional and non-traditional processes such as non-silver and electronic imaging. Uses enlarged film negatives in order to investigate a variety of methods. Lecture 1 hour + lab 4 hours = total 5 hours per week.
PHT 264 Digital Photography II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 270 and (ART 283 or PHT 135). Teaches theory and practice of digital photography. Emphasizes use of digital cameras in studio and on location. Teaches advanced techniques of image editing. Provides training in digital image transmission from remote locations. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
PHT 265 Mass Media into the Twenty-First Century
(3 credits) Studies the visual influence that film, newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV have exerted in the twentieth century and includes predictions for such media in the twenty-first century. Analyzes the relationships that television and computers have had on society, and examines the impact of motion pictures, television and the Internet for the future. Considers what ethical and moral considerations must be made by a communications artist working in the twenty-first century. Lecture 3 hours per week.
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): PHT 135 or ART 283. Introduces students to the tools and techniques used by professionals in the electronic imaging field. Focuses on current trends within the photographic, prepress and internet industries. Includes image capture, manipulation, and out-put. Exposes students to the hardware and software used by today's creative professionals in a combination of lectures, demonstrations and class projects. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
PHT 297 Cooperative Education in Photography
(1-3 credits) Written permission of instructor required. Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial, and service firms. Learning should be related to the student's aspirations and with the approval of the cooperative learning coordinator. The credit/work ratio is not to exceed 1:5 hours.
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