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CADM 131 – Elements of Photography (3)

An introductory study of photography with an emphasis on manual camera operation, composition, digital photography, and postproduction workflow with a brief survey on the history of photography. Lab fee. (3 credit hours)

CADM 145 – Visual Communications (3)

A broad overview of the concepts and practices necessary for producing attractive and effective visual communications across a variety of traditional and new media formats. Students will gain practical knowledge in visual design and critical thinking skills that will help them recognize and skillfully use visual communication. Lab fee. (3 credit hours)

CADM 210 – Principles of Video Production 1 (3)

An introduction to fundamentals of video production, including the techniques and aesthetics of shooting, lighting, and editing. This lecture-based course includes a critical study of various modes of film, video, and web-based new media production. Students examine distinctive formal elements of each mode as well as the economic and cultural context of production and reception. Upon course completion, students will have a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the video production process. This course is designed to prepare students for lab-based standard and high definition video production. Lab fee. (3 credit hours)

CADM 231 – Digital Imaging (3)

A foundational course in Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore the ethics related to image use and manipulation and will learn how to input, manipulate, enhance, and output raster-and vector-based images in Photoshop. Lab fee. (3 credit hours)

CADM 233 – Photojournalism (3)

A journalistic view of photographing events to tell a story through pictures. Also introduces digital photography in relation to print journalism, sports, and wedding photography. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CADM 131 (3 credit hours)

CADM 242 – Lighting and Portraits (3)

A practical course combining the lighting techniques for studio, natural, and off camera lighting for portraits, still life, and landscape while emphasizing posing and positioning. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CADM 131 (3 credit hours)

CADM 252 – Advanced Camera Techniques (3)

A study in complex technical and practical techniques of photography in relation to camera formats, photographic techniques, and advanced image manipulation. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CADM 131 (3 credit hours)

CADM 380 – Photography Practicum

A hands-on practicum of digital darkroom and studio management, assisting the instructor in the day-to-day operations of the photography department. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CADM 131 and two of the following courses: CADM 231, 233, 242 or 252.

CADM 480 – Photography Production (2)

An advanced project combining the final aspects of print production, multimedia presentations, and digital photo enhancement, culminating with the student’s Senior Photography Exhibit. Prerequisites: To be taken during the student’s last semester. Lab fee. (2 credit hours)

CADM 481 – Communications Senior Capstone Prep (1)

An individually designed communication and media experience resulting in the production of a public presentation by the student in their chosen specialized track (digital media, speech, dramatic productions, photography). Students will gain experience in their area of study including time management, team building, aesthetic influence, portfolio development, and mediated and oral communication skills. Prerequisite: senior status within the Communications Arts major. Lab fee. (1 credit hour)

CADM 482 – Communications Senior Capstone Presentation (2)

A continuation of CADM 481. Lab fee. (2 credit hours)