Classes At SMC Photography Department

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Photographers record visual images on film, videotape or digital media to graphically illustrate or explain an idea, record an event, or capture a mood. They often specialize in a particular type of subject matter, such as portraits, landscape and nature, or news pictures, and in types of equipment such as 35 millimeter cameras, video, or movie cameras. Some career titles include portrait photographers, commercial and industrial photographers, photojournalists, visual artists and photo editors. The photography major may also lead to other, related careers. For additional possibilities, consult the EUREKA, Sigi-Plus or Discover computerized career databases, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, or one of the many other career resources located in the Santa Monica College Transfer/Counseling Center.
In the studio we employ Macintosh computers for digital capture. In Digipix, our digital imaging facility, we utilize the most current versions of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Illustrator.

The major consists of 40 units. The following courses are required:
Art 10C, Computer Design (3 units)
Photography 1, Introduction to Photography (3 units)
Photography 2, Basic Photography Lab Techniques (2 units)
Photography 5, Fundamental Photo Digital printing (3 units)
Photography 30, Techniques of Lighting: Introduction (4)
Photography 31, Introduction: Photography People (4) Prerequisite: Photo 30 AND Photo 39, OR
Photography 32, Photographing People: Advanced (4) Prerequisite: Photo 30 AND Photo 39
Photography 33, Techniques of Lighting: Production (4)
Photography 39, Beginning Photoshop (3 units)
Photography 43, Beginning Portfolio Development (3 units)
Photography 52, History of Photography (3 units)
Photography 60, Business Practices for Photographers (3 units)

Additional courses to total 40 units and recommended electives may be selected from:

Photography 7, Advanced Portfolio Development (3 units)
Photography 13, News Photography (3 units)
Photography 14, Photography for Publication (3 units)
Photography 21, Alternative Photographic Process (3 units)
Photography 29, Video Production for Still Photographers (3 units)
Photography 31, Introduction: Photographing People (4) Prerequisite: Photo 30 AND Photo 39, OR
Photography 32, Photographing People: Advanced (4) Prerequisite: Photo 30 AND Photo 39
Photography 37, Advanced Black & White Printing (3 units)
Photography 40, Digital Capture (3 units)
Photography 42, Advanced Photoshop (3 units)
Photography 50, Basic Color Printing (3 units)
Photography 64, Community Documentary Photography (3 units) Prerequisite: Photo 2
Photography 88A, Independent Studies in Photography (1 unit)
Photography 88B, Independent Studies in Photography (2 units)
Photography 90A, Internship in Photography (1 unit)
Photography 90B, Internship in Photography (2 units)
Photography 90C, Internship in Photography (3 units)
Photography 90D, Internship in Photograph (4 units)
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