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VP 141—Photography 1Credit Hours: 2

This course covers the basics of photography, broken into five distinct sections that will build on each other to give the student a range of technical knowledge and real-world experience of photography, and show how to use these skills in ministry applications. The history of photography, controlling exposure, the laws of composition, basic post-processing, and final output of images will all be covered during the course. PREREQUISITE: None

Major: Visual Arts Major
Minor: Visual Productions

VP 142—Photography 2Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to provide advanced training in photography, including studio lighting, advanced editing and post-processing techniques using industry-standard software, and more extensive hands-on training through photography workshops and active participation in studio events. Prerequisite: VP 141

Major: Visual Arts Major
Minor: Visual Productions

VP 244—Video Production 1Credit Hours: 3

This course will demonstrate the power of video in communication, as well as techniques necessary to achieve the best results. Students will learn how to operate a video camera system, how to edit and correct video using industry standard software, and how to communicate through the video medium.

Major: Visual Arts Major
Minor: Visual Productions

VP 345—Video Streaming and BroadcastingCredit Hours: 2

This course will examine the use of broadcast video and streaming to extend the preaching ministry of the local church through live stream and produced video content. Several scales of systems will be introduced along with progressively more complex equipment. A practical, ministry-focused approach will be emphasized throughout the course, with content and assignments building upon each another to develop a thorough skillset in the student.

Major: Visual Arts Major
Minor: Visual Productions

VP 446—Video Production 2Credit Hours: 2

This course will explore the use of motion graphics and animations in video content through Adobe After Effects to add visual depth to video content. 3D modeling will also be introduced with students producing animated 3D objects and outputting video content from the animated sequence. Use of 3D graphics and animations will be explored as aids to project visualization, educational visuals, and promotional announcement videos through a hands-on learning environment. Prerequisite: None

Major: Visual Arts Major
Minor: Visual Productions