Photographic Composition (CEPH 101)

Visual composition affects the impact and message of an image. Spatial relationships between subjects, choice of lighting and changes in perspective can influence how a photograph is interpreted and received. In this course, students will examine composition techniques including the rule of thirds and the golden ratio, applying depth of field, and exploring elements of art and design to develop their lens-based skills. This course does not include darkroom or computer lab access. Students must bring their own 35mm or digital (manual operation) camera, and have basic exposure and light meter knowledge.

Course Formats

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 24 hours (8 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours: 24 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)

Fall | September to December

Spring | January to March


Programs this course applies to

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $507.45. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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