It’s week three at CCSF but with the MLK holiday many are just joining in this week. The Photography department has some amazing classes at 50 Phelan Ave, SF, CA right near the Balboa BART station – and we’d love to have you join us! Enjoy some work from my former students in the below slideshow!

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ENROLLMENT IS AS EASY AS 1-2-3 – only $46 a unit!
1. Visit the the Spring 2015 schedule to choose your classes
2. Follow the admissions process
3. Register for the class (registration is required to attend). Only $46 per unit for CA residents!
4. Don’t have the pre-requisite but feel you have adequate experience? You may challenge into any class. Contact Joanne Bilodeau, Department Secretary to schedule a challenge test. Note that if you challenge any class – you waive your right to take it in the future. Joanne Bilodeau: (415) 452-5173 jbilodea@ccsf.edu


See the schedule  for meeting location at the Ocean campus AND be sure to attend the next class meeting to get your ad code! You can also email the Instructor or call the issue room 415-452-3422 for an add code for some classes. Do this asap to secure your seat and in some cases – save a section!PHOT 50A. History and Aesthetics of Photography (4)

Mondays 12:10-3:00PM – GENTRY
Lec-4, field trips   P/NP Available
Illustrated lectures on the achievements of important photographers. Designed to stimulate visual thinking and creative problem solving. Visits to museums, films and slide lectures. UC/CSUPHOT 50B. History and Aesthetics of Photography Since 1945 ONLINE CLASS(4)
Lec-4, field trips   P/NP Available
History of photography since 1945, highlighting achievements of important photographers. Designed to stimulate visual thinking and creative problem solving. Topics covered are: avant garde, surrealism, symbolism, fictional photographs, structuralists, post-modernism, pop art, current uses of landscape images, contemporary color, and photography’s interactions with modern painting, video, performance and computer. Visits to museums and galleries. UC/CSU

PHOT 51. Beginning Photography (3) Multiple Sections including am, pm and weekends!
Lec-3, lab-3, field trips   P/NP Available / PREREQ.: none
A basic course introducing photographic capture, processing and output practices. Introduction to small format cameras including both film and digital; exposure calculations, film and digital capture, scanning, digital printing, and presentation techniques. This course explores both the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography UC/CSU

PHOT60B Intermediate Photoshop (3)  Mondays 3-6pm / Wednesdays 4:10-6:00pm – GENTRY
PREREQ.: PHOT 60A or PHOT 81D or VMD 154 ADVISE: PHOT 51 and PHOT 100/VMD 101/DSGN 101
An in-depth exploration of digital tools that will provide students skills to create expressive images and explore various electronic methods of output. Students will integrate available technical resources in preparation for a rapidly changing field. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, creative assignments, lab exercises and class critiques. UC/CSU

PHOT 52. Photographers and Their Images LATE START CLASS (1) Starts Monday 3/9 6:30pm – GENTRY
Lec-1   P/NP Available / PREREQ.: none
Professional photographers present and discuss their work in both technical and aesthetic terms. This is a unique opportunity for photography students to meet world renowned photographers and discuss topics in a question and answer format CSU
Meets six Mondays starting 3/9/2015
Speakers: Eric Chen, Michael Jang, Jessica Ingram, Lisa Wiseman, Nigel Poor and Sam Wolson

PHOT 57. Photography for the Web ONLINE CLASS (3)
Lec-3, lab-1   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51 or demo of exit skills
Introduction to the role of photography in multimedia. Beginning digital imaging, image acquisition, and the production process. Emphasis on the application of these skills integrated with other digital media. Using these techniques, students will explore conceptually the use of photographic images in multimedia. Includes lab assignments anddemonstrations of hardware and software necessary for the contemporary photographer to succeed in the electronic age. CSU

PHOT 80. Outdoor and Ambient Light Photography (3) Wednesdays 12:10-4:00pm
Lec-3, lab-1, field trips   P/NP Available
A hands-on, how-to course in managing natural light. Emphasis is on outdoor and existing light; designed to relate lighting to photo-aesthetics and visual communication. CSU

PHOT 81A. Intermediate Photo: B & W Film/Darkroom (3) T/TH 12:10-3:000pm
Lec-3, lab-3   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51 or demonstration of exit skills.
An intermediate black & white film photography course with emphasis on film processing and darkroom printing. topics include camera exposure, black & white films and enlarging papers, contrast control, camera filters, elementary lighting, electronic flash, medium format cameras, finishing techniques and aesthetics of photography. UC/CSU

PHOT 81B. Advanced Photo: B & W Film/Darkroom (3) T/TH 9:10am-12:00pm
Lec-3, lab-3   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 81A and DSGN 101 or demonstration of exit skills
An intensive exploration of the controls and materials of the black and white photographic process. The course emphasizes fine printing, optimization of the negative, archival processing procedures and an exploration into various films, papers and developing chemistry. CSU

PHOT 81D. Intermediate Photo Digital Intermediate Photo: Digital (3) T/TH 6:10pm-9:00pm
Lec-3, lab-3, field trips   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51 ADVISE: DSGN 101; and ENGL 93 or ESL 160
A digital photography course advancing the technical and creative concepts introduced in Beginning Photography. Topics include: Digital camera configurations, exposure control, workflow management, nondestructive editing, image manipulation and enhancement, archiving, printing options, and presentation. Discussions on visual literacy and contemporary photography as well as review of student work are integral. CSU

PHOT 86 Mixed Media and the Photographic Image (3) Wednesdays 12:00-5:00pm
Lec-2, lab-3, field trips   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 81A and DSGN 101 or demonstration of exit skills
This is a beginning, intermediate, and advanced exploration of the photographic image through various alternative and non-silver processes. Students will learn a variety of traditional non-silver printing methods which can also be combined with more contemporary mediums. CSU

PHOT 85A. Beginning Lighting Techniques (4) Two sections M/W 9am-12 or 6:10-9pm
Lec-3, lab-3, field trips   P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51 or demonstration of exit skills. ADVISE:  DSGN 101 (concur.)
Through demonstration and hands-on experience students explore the basic and technical use of ambient, tungsten and electronic flash illumination as it is used in photography. Students will work with a variety of lighting equipment and accessories. CSU

PHOT 90 Portraiture (4) T/TH 6:10pm-9:00pm
Lec-3, lab-3 P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 85A and DSGN 101 or demonstration of exit skills. This advanced studio lighting course introduces students to the technical, aesthetic and historical aspects of photographic portraiture. Students have hands on experience with classic and contemporary lighting techniques using tungsten lights and studio strobes. Students work individually and in teams. CSU

PHOT 102B Documentary/News Photography (2) Wednesdays 6:10pm-9:00pm
Lec-2, lab-1 P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51 and PHOT80 or PHOT85A or demonstration of exit skills
This course explores photojournalism and documentary photography while addressing business and legal issues. Students will be introduced to a variety of camera and lighting equipment. CSU

PHOT 100 Design Fundamentals (3) Multiple sections!
Lec-2, lab-4, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
P/NP Available
ADVISE: ESL 150 or ENGL 92
Fundamental design course, covering the theories, processes, vocabulary, and techniques common to visual design disciplines. Students will develop and apply their knowledge through analysis, critique and individual and collaborative exercises and projects. UC/CSU / PHOT 100=VMD 101=DSGN 101

DSGN 150 Survey of Collaborative Design (3) Fridays 10:10-1:00pm
Lec-3, field trips
A survey of influences and forces throughout history that drive change in design. Focus will be given to how collaborative processes lead to change. Students will research, analyze, and discuss design case studies and the benefits of design thinking when problem-solving. UC/CS

Applications for degrees and certificates due 2/27/15

Has it been awhile since you’ve been at CCSF? You can still apply for a degree or certificate! If classes have changed you might even be able to substitute out classes – take a look and make an appointment to come see us to find out!

Associate in Science Degree with Major in Photography
The Program is designed so that students may satisfy the requirements of graduation from the College. Students who satisfy these requirements receive the major in Photography if they complete the program of study with a B minus (2.75 grade-point average) or higher. The program adviser of the Photography Department will help students who desire to plan special programs of study.

Approved Certificates of Accomplishments:

Transfer Opportunities 
Simply stated, articulation deals with how courses transfer from one college to another. Specifically, articulation is the process of establishing which courses offered at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) are comparable to, or acceptable in lieu of, courses offered at four year colleges and universities. Many of our students transfer successfully to both public and private colleges from our program, most entering in as Juniors.

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