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ART

ART - GENERAL
Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 100200 State Code: 02735)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Acquire and integrate visual art concepts and/or technical skills.
  2. Practice and learn visual art concepts by performing skill-based exercises.
  3. Design and implement independent skill-based projects to demonstrate acquired knowledge and mastery.
  4. Engage in inquiry, critical thinking, and evaluation.
MAJOR: 9 COURSES | 27 UNITS | AA
ART - GRAPHIC DESIGN
Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 103000 State Code: 02739)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply fundamental art and art historical terminology and appreciation of process to analyze works.      
  2. Articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.            
  3. Discuss major works and cultural shifts in art history from pre-history to the modern world.
  4. Appraise the diverse roles and meanings of art across cultures and geographic boundaries.
  5. Conduct research and use visual evidence and reason to construct and examine theories.
  6. Analyze, compare, and contrast works of art with appropriate methodology and terminology.
  7. Solve various art and art history related problems using creative and critical thinking skills.
MAJOR: 12 COURSES | 36 UNITS | AA
STUDIO ARTS
Associate of Art (AA-T)

(Program: 100200 State Code: 33120)

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the  CCC Chancellor's Office.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Display technical and conceptual competence in 2D and 3D media art.
  2. Examine, analyze, and evaluate works of art and design through critical discussion and writing.
  3. Analyze cultural and aesthetic values to understand art’s contribution to the human experience.
 MAJOR: 8 COURSES | 24 UNITS | AA-T
ART - GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
Certificate of Achievement

(Program: 050400 State Code: 21610)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Students will understand the design process from sketching to final presentation.
  2. Students will be able to create unique graphic designs that communicate ideas to others.

ART HISTORY

Associate of Art (AA-T)

(Program: 101000 State Code: 32832)

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or  the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission consideration to a local CSU campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply fundamental art and art historical terminology and appreciation of process to analyze works.            
  2. Articulate the historical, social, and aesthetic functions of art.           
  3. Discuss major works and cultural shifts in art history from pre-history to the modern world.
  4. Appraise the diverse roles and meanings of art across cultures and geographic boundaries.
  5. Conduct research and use visual evidence and reason to construct and examine theories.
  6. Analyze, compare, and contrast works of art with appropriate methodology and terminology.
  7. Solve various art and art history related problems using creative and critical thinking skills.
 MAJOR: 6 COURSES | 18 UNITS | AA-T

JOURNALISM

Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 060200 State Code: 02728)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Write, research, and produce news stories for print or broadcast.
  2. Edit news stories for print, demonstrating mastery of Associated Press style.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of converged media techniques, including online and broadcast news writing.
  4. Assemble a print portfolio of published news articles and or photographs. Student may also collect digital samples of converged media work product such as online or internet broadcast samples of work.
MAJOR : 16 COURSES | 38 UNITS | AA
JOURNALISM
Associate of Arts (AA-T)

(Program: 060200 State Code: 33155)

To earn the Associate Degree for Transfer, students must meet the following requirements:

A. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University by completing the following:

  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements; and
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as approved by the CCC Chancellor's Office.

B. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or higher.  Students completing this degree will have satisfied the lower division major preparation and transfer requirements for priority admission to a local CSU campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Write, research, and produce news stories for print or broadcast.
  2. Edit news stories for print, demonstrating mastery of Associated Press style.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of converged media techniques, including online and broadcast news writing.
  4. Assemble a print portfolio of published news articles and or photographs. Student may also collect digital samples of converged media work product such as online or internet broadcast samples of work. 
MAJOR: 6 COURSES | 18-20 UNITS | AA-T

PHOTOGRAPHY

Associate of Arts Degree

(Program: 101200 State Code: 08235)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Make informed decisions regarding the proper selection of equipment and materials,including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection, and print formats based upon the needs of individual photographic assignments.
  2. Pre-visualize the final photographs, including locations, subject matter, natural lighting techniques, and composition based on particular photographic assignments.
  3. Accurately calculate proper exposure in camera, including selection of appropriate shutter speeds and apertures with the use of a light meter, and properly calculate development times and printing times based on film selection for specific photographic assignments.
  4. Produce a cohesive body of work as a portfolio that demonstrates personal style, aesthetic awareness, and technical proficiency.
  5. Understand the concepts and professional lighting techniques in the studio and on location.
MAJOR CORE + ELECTIVES: 36 UNITS | AA

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Option A: Photography
COMMERCIAL
Certificate of Achievement

(Program: 101200 State Code: 02740)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Skillfully process film.
  2. Apply camera manipulation techniques to illustrate properly corrected architectural perspective.
  3. Demonstrate studio camera use.
  4. Use Photoshop to construct advanced digitized images by manipulation.
  5. Create portfolio and presentation, self-promotion, and advertising.
Option B: Photography
DIGITAL
Certificate of Achievement

(Program: 101201 State Code: 10780)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Operate a digital SLR camera using advanced functions.
  2. Identify and correct color balance and contrast in digital files.
  3. Use the tools in Adobe Raw Processor to correctly process a RAW file.
  4. Organize Retouching, Repairing and Enhancement of images.
  5. Demonstrate proper technique when operating electronic flash in the studio and on location.
Option C: Photography
PHOTOJOURNALISM
Certificate of Achievement

(Program: 101202 State Code: 10781)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate the advanced operations of a digital SLR camera in program mode.
  2. Identify and correct color balance and contrast in digital files.
  3. Organize images in a searchable archive using Adobe Bridge.
  4. Recognize and evaluate the elements of news photography.
  5. Crop and size photos for newspaper publication.
Photography Darkroom
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Calculate the appropriate shutter speed and aperture to produce correct negative exposure and to produce desired visual characteristics.
  2. Develop negatives correctly to optimize image quality.
  3. Apply aesthetic concepts and compositional principals to create powerful and interesting photographs.
  4. Demonstrate black and white printing proficiency by producing photographic prints with a wide tonal scale.
  5. Operate studio hot lights correctly by controlling shadow and highlight detail while producing photographs in the studio.
Digital Photography
Skills Certificate
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Calculate the appropriate shutter speed and aperture to produce correct digital file exposure and to produce desired visual characteristics.
  2. Calculate camera settings correctly to account for variations in lighting quality and color temperature.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Adobe Photoshop tool box.
  4. Manipulate adjustment layers in Adobe.
  5. Photoshop to optimize image quality and produce desired results using features including the histogram.
  6. Use retouching techniques to correct flaws and imperfections in images and subject matter.
  7. Prepare a file to be printed at a lab or on an inkjet printer, including an understanding of color space and color profiling for different output.
  8. Operate studio hot lights correctly by controlling shadow and highlight detail while producing digital images in the studio.

For detailed information about each of the above Degrees & Certificates:

 

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Alexandra Wiesenfeld
Department Chair
CHEM 119C
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2515
wiesena@lacitycollege.edu

Daniel Marlos
Department Vice Chair
CHEM 022
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2835
marlosdj@lacitycollege.edu

Photography Labs
Chemistry 010
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2833

 Office Hours

Alexandra Wiesenfeld
T/TH 11am-12pm and 1- 3pm
 

Photography Facility Hours
Monday: 12noon - 4pm, 5pm - 9pm No Lab
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm

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