Photography

 

 Photography

Photography/Digital Photography is a dynamic and exciting field exploring artistic and commercial applications, as well as digital technology. The photography certificate programs at Lake Tahoe Community College give students a solid foundation in a variety of photographic and digital areas.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Apply current photographic/digital processes.
• Manually operate traditional and digital camera formats from 35mm to large format cameras.
• Operate commercial studio equipment.
• Correctly utilize traditional photographic processes and digital applications.
• Be fluent in design and compositional concepts, and be able to apply these to the photographic and digital arts.
• Recognize master photographers and traditional historical processes, as well as alternative processes.
• Assemble a portfolio of their work.

Certificates

A. REQUIRED COURSES:
38 units distributed as follows:

1. All courses from the following (30 units):

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 141 The History of Photography (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 143 Black and White Photography II (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography (4)
ART 148 Digital Photography II (4)
ART 228A Professional Skills for Artists (2)
ART 244 Color Photography (4)

2. Two courses from the following (8 units):
ART 135A Digital Imaging I (4)
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)
ART 145A Landscape Photography (A) (4)
ART 147 Photojournalism (4)
ART 242 Black and White Photography III (4)
ART 247 Portrait Photography (4)
ART 248 Commercial Photography (4)

A. REQUIRED COURSES:
35.25 units distributed as follows:

All courses from the following (11.25 units):
ART 103 Art History: Baroque - Contemporary (4)
ART 118 Color (4)
ART 122 Art Exhibition Production (1.25)
ART 228A Professional Skills for Artists (2)

One selected from the following (4 units):
ART 114 Beginning Drawing from Observation (4)
ART 115 Drawing: Wet Media (4)
ART 116 Drawing: Concept and Image (4)

One selected from the following (4 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 113 Three-Dimensional Design (4)

(6.)-- ART: PHOTOGRAPHY
Select four from the following (16 units):
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 143 Black and White Photography II (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)
ART 148 Digital Photography II (4)
ART 244 Color Photography (4)
ART 247 Portrait Photography (4)
ART 248 Commercial Photography (4)

This is only showing the Photography portion of the Art Certificate.  For a complete listing of the Art Certificate, click here.

Individuals in the field may work as landscape, portrait or commercial photographers, camera operators in television broadcasting or motion picture studios, or photojournalists with newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies and government agencies. 


A. Traditional Photography I: This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of Traditional Photography.

All courses from the following (16 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 141 History of Photography (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 143 Black and White Photography II (4)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 16


B. Traditional Photography II: This program is designed to prepare the student for an advanced level position in the field of Traditional Photography.

All courses from the following (8 units):
ART 242 Black and White Photography III (4)
ART 244 Color Photography (4)

Two courses selected from the following (8 units):
ART 145A Landscape Photography (A) (4)
ART 147 Photojournalism (4)
ART 247 Portrait Photography (4)
TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 16


C. Photojournalism: This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of Photojournalism.

All courses from the following (16 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)
ART 147 Photojournalism (4)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 16


D. Commercial Photography: This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of Commercial Photography.

All courses from the following (16 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 244 Color Photography (4)
ART 247 Portrait Photography (4)
ART 248 Commercial Photography (4)

One course selected from the following (4 units):
ART 135A Digital Imaging I (4)
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 20


E. Digital Photography: This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of Digital Photography or as a Digital Photo Specialist.

All courses from the following (16 units):
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 142 Black and White Photography I (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)
ART 148 Digital Photography II (4)

One course selected from the following (4 units):
ART 135A Digital Imaging I (4)
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 20


F. Digital Media: This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of New Digital Media.

All courses from the following (16 units)
ART 111 Two-Dimensional Design (4)
ART 135A Digital Imaging I (4)
ART 135B Digital Imaging II (4)
ART 146 Digital Photography I (4)

TOTAL UNITS (including required courses) = 16

This employable skills certificate program provides photographic and digital experiences that equip the students for a variety of entry-level career applications. The program is designed to prepare the student for entry-level positions in the fields of traditional photography, photojournalism, commercial photography, digital photography, digital imaging, and new digital media.

View Pathways to Completion -Photography & Digital Photography


Career Outlook

Individuals in the field may work as landscape, portrait or commercial photographers, camera operators in television broadcasting or motion picture studios, or photojournalists with newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies and government agencies.