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ARTS 062A: Basic Photography

Course Description

This course introduces students to the processes, principles, and tools of photography. Topics include the development of technical and aesthetic skills, elements of design and composition, camera technology, materials and equipment, and contemporary trends in photography. This course investigates the historical and practical aspects of photography as an art form. This course offers students the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the theory and practice of photography by developing a point of view about the variety of possibilities for the photographic image in our culture.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 32 – 36
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 64 – 72

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
Last Updated 7/19/23