Ryan Mitchell Parra

Adjunct Faculty

Art

Art

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

ART131 Photography I 3 Credits
Basic photographic principles and techniques. Basic camera functions and controls. Experience in the image-making process by creating and editing photographs for various display environments. Introduction to the photographic aesthetic and photography's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
Fully-adjustable, high-resolution, digital camera is required. (digital SLR recommended). Art100, Introduction to Computer Graphic Art, is highly recommended as a precursor to this course. This class is taught using Macintosh computers. A DSLR camera is required. ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at: www.mesacc.edu/departments/art. Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29876
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART132 Photography II 3 Credits
Advanced camera and darkroom techniques. Aesthetic awareness with personal expression.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART131 or permission of Instructor.
Fully-adjustable, high-resolution, digital camera is required. (digital SLR recommended). Art100, Introduction to Computer Graphic Art, is highly recommended as a precursor to this course. This class is taught using Macintosh computers. A DSLR camera is required. ART132 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track. Additional field trips to be arranged. Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28292
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28292 Students may contact instructor at ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART133 Photography III 3 Credits
Refinement of aesthetic and technical aspects producing convincing images of highest quality.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART132 or permission of Instructor.
Fully-adjustable, high-resolution, digital camera is required. (digital SLR recommended). Art100, Introduction to Computer Graphic Art, is highly recommended as a precursor to this course. This class is taught using Macintosh computers. A DSLR camera is required. Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28338
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28338 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART290AC Studio Art 3 Credits
Studio course for art majors allowing continuation in a subject field.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Call Art Department at 480-461-7524 for Permission Numbers.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29807
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at ryan.parra@mesacc.edu. Class is intended for students who have taken ART131, ART132 and ART133.

Spring 2023

ART131 Photography I 3 Credits
Basic photographic principles and techniques. Basic camera functions and controls. Experience in the image-making process by creating and editing photographs for various display environments. Introduction to the photographic aesthetic and photography's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
ART131 requires a digital camera with manual mode; a smart phone with manual controls may be used with instructor approval. This course is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7524 or see the Art Department website at: www.mesacc.edu/departments/art. Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28267
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28267 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART132 Photography II 3 Credits
Advanced camera and darkroom techniques. Aesthetic awareness with personal expression.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART131 or permission of Instructor.
ART132 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography. It is also required for the AAS Digital Arts Digital Photography Track. Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28269
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

12 of 14
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28269 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART133 Photography III 3 Credits
Refinement of aesthetic and technical aspects producing convincing images of highest quality.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART132 or permission of Instructor.
Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28319
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

12 of 14
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28319 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

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