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Camera Techniques (PHMO 1010)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to photographic and video capture process and digital workflow using digital SLR and/or mirrorless cameras. You will capture still and video image files as you learn how to navigate camera menus, calculate exposure, control white balance, depth of field, subject motion, focal length and use composition techniques for photo and video. You will develop a practical still and motion image vocabulary. You must provide your own DSLR or mirrorless camera with video capability for this course. Consult with instructor for camera recommendations.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042. PHMO Instructor approval for Non-PHMO Majors.

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Photo & Studio Lab 1 (PHMO 1020)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you further access to the studio areas needed to complete assigned coursework in other courses, master previously learned skills, explore new techniques, or simply work on portfolio production.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010

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Introduction to Editing Software (PHMO 1030)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to editing software used in the photo/videography industry. You will use a variety of editing software to practice digital workflow techniques for both still photography and video while preparing files for multiple end uses. An emphasis is placed on cross platform applications, e.g. social media, print and web.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042. PHMO Instructor approval for Non-PHMO Majors.

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Lighting 1 (PHMO 1050)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers basic lighting techniques used by all professional photographers in creating both still and motion imagery. You will learn the control of the five lighting elements of quality, direction, ratio, quantity and color as they relate to creating three-dimensional contrast. You will explore the application of daylight, continuous and strobe lighting in the studio and on location using light modifying devices. You must provide your own dSLR or mirrorless camera with video capability for this course. Consult with instructor for camera recommendations.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042. PHMO Instructor approval for Non-PHMO Majors.

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Studio Foundation: The Assistant (PHMO 1070)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces students to the practical duties and responsibilities of a professional assistant working in the photography and video industry. You will get hands on experience with many different lighting and camera systems and the grip tools used in still photography and motion capture. You will also be exposed to the expectations and demands of working as a professional assisting through field trips, guest speakers and real-life opportunities to assist program staff and advanced students working as photographers.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042. PHMO Instructor approval for Non-PHMO Majors.

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Advanced Camera Techniques (PHMO 1210)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of the basics learned in Camera Techniques. You will work with specialized cameras and lenses to create macro, 360° images and motion techniques with 10 stop neutral density filters. You will be introduced to drone photography and will fly them while shooting video and stills. Digital backs on medium format cameras will be used in the studio and you will get hands on experience with these amazing cameras.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010, PHMO 1030, PHMO 1050; or instructor approval.

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Advanced Editing Software (PHMO 1230)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a continuation of the skills learned in Photographic Software. You will use various image and video editing software to employ a variety of creative post-production skills such as advanced selecting, outlining, compositing, vector tools and portrait retouching. You will shoot and edit video clips to create cinematics and animation elements.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010, PHMO 1030.

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Lighting 2 (PHMO 1250)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course expands on the skills and techniques learned in Lighting 1. You will learn the setup, operation, and utilization of studio strobe and continuous lighting equipment and accessories. You will learn creative and experimental use of lighting devices and techniques in the studio and on location.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010, PHMO 1030, PHMO 1050; or instructor approval

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Video 1 (PHMO 1280)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides Photography and Motion students with the basic video production skills necessary to produce digital media presentations involving motion, audio, and still photography. You will capture HD video and still images with digital SLRs (HD-SLR’s) and you will capture audio with external recording devices. You will use video editing software to edit these captured media assets into short presentations for classroom- and internet-presentation.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010 and PHMO 1030

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Drone Photography (PHMO 2175)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will introduce you to all aspects of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). You will learn about different types of drones, their specifications and imaging capabilities. You will discover how imaging from drones is expanding for many industries, including real estate, advertising, wedding, event, construction, security, search and rescue. You will get hands on experience flying different drones and learning their imaging capabilities both still and motion. A major portion of the class will be preparing for the FAA part 107 sUAS Pilot Certification.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010, PHMO 1030; or instructor approval.

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Portrait and the Narrative (PHMO 2330)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course explores portraiture, and its relationship to storytelling through still photography and video. You will examine the professional marketplace and become familiar with the unique visual language of portraiture. You will learn lighting and compositional techniques while building rapport with subjects. Upon completing this course, you will have a portrait portfolio consisting of subjects in various environments.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1210 or PHMO 1250 or instructor approval.

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Visual Design for Photography and Video (PHMO 2350)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course deals with the relationship of visual objects to movement and time within a camera frame for both still image and video capture. You will utilize photographic compositional techniques and design elements as you explore a variety of subject genres including portrait, landscape, architecture and still life. You will prepare a portfolio of photography and video that will enable you to develop your personal vision. You will develop an understanding of visual aesthetics and demonstrate that knowledge during group and peer critiques.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1010 and PHMO 1030.

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Video 2 (PHMO 2380)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides Photography and Motion students a more advanced understanding of video production skills and video editing software through a variety of professional techniques. You will capture video and still images with digital SLRs (HD-SLR’s) and dedicated video cameras. You will capture audio with external recording equipment. You will learn advanced post-production skills such as color-correction, multi-camera editing, stabilizers, and video lighting. You will apply interview techniques and working in teams. You will use industry-standard software to produce professional digital media presentations.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1280

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Illustrative Photography (PHMO 2400)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course covers the planning, setup and execution of producing illustrative images. Images who’s end use is designed for a purpose by your client. You will develop lighting skills necessary to best illuminate any given product, fashion or food. You will work in collaboration with layouts, stylists and models producing photographs & motion imagery.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1210, PHMO 1250; or instructor approval.

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Business of Photography (PHMO 2420)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course lays out the basic tools and strategies necessary to launch a successful still photography and motion business. Using branding techniques, you will explore logo development, the creation and distribution of self-promotional materials, and how to establish an online presence through the creation of a website. You will develop a cost-of-doing-business and marketing plan. Other topics include how to estimate, invoice, select insurance, and license your images for maximum profit and protection under copyright law.
Prerequisites:
PHMO 2330 or PHMO 2400 or instructor approval.

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Portfolio Development and Presentation (PHMO 2440)

Credits:  4   Lecture Credits:  3.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This is the capstone course in the Photography and Motion program. In this course you will discover your visual strengths to produce a highly effective and professional quality portfolio and motion reel to help gain employment in your chosen career field. You will create marketing materials and a professional website. This course will culminate with a student directed and produced group photography exhibit.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 2330, PHMO 2380; or instructor approval.

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Photography Internship (PHMO 2460)

Credits:  3   Internship/Practicum:  3.00

Description:  The Photography Internship is an opportunity for supervised work experience that provides an important practical knowledge as well as a useful link to the job market. You will obtain an internship site that supports your special areas of interest and provides opportunities to interact with professionals in their working environment. You will keep a detailed journal during your internship experience, arrange a site visit for your Minneapolis College internship supervisor and meet with or participate in on-line discussions with other PHMO internship students. This is a variable credit course, it can be taken for 1,2 or 3 credits. Program requires 1 credit which equals 40 hours at the internship site.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 2330, PHMO 2380; or instructor approval.

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Topics in Profesional Photography (PHMO 2495)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course provides an opportunity to study in depth a variety of professional photography topics and technologies.
Prerequisites:

PHMO 1280

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