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DMA 130 Digital Photography I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Focus is on the introductory elements of digital photography and the technical skills required to operate a digital camera in manual mode. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of photo composition and the basics of using computer software to edit photos by computer. Through lectures, critiques, demonstrations, picture taking, and digital manipulation exercises, students will learn to shoot, edit, and use a variety of digital techniques to produce material for print and Web distribution. Recommendation: Student should have an entry level DSLR camera.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students should have an entry level DSLR camera.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Use a professional quality digital camera to complete photographic assignments, including but not limited to: landscapes, portraits, and architectural images. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the many varied controls on digital cameras that influence light, color, focus, and composition of a photo. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
3. (Application Level) Use photo editing software, to edit, retouch, and color-balance digital images. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
4. (Knowledge Level) Select and identify the correct editing and workspace tools to transform images using nondestructive editing techniques. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)
5. (Synthesis Level) Create images in various lighting conditions and control resolution of images for various mediums including websites and publications. (CSLO 1, 3 & 4)
7. (Analysis Level) Recognize the works of both contemporary and historical photographers. (CSLO 1, 2 & 3)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation