Ryan Mitchell Parra

Adjunct Faculty

Art

Art

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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.

Course Notes: 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.

Students in this class 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
26525

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

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 26525 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.

Course Notes: 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.

Students in this class 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
26527
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

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 26527 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.

Course Notes: Students in this class 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
26564
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

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 26564 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

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.

Course Notes: 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.

Students in this class 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
14513

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Closed

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.

Course Notes: 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.

Students in this class 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
13271
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Open

2 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 13271 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.

Course Notes: 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.

Students in this class 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
13301
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Open

2 of 14
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 13301 Students may contact instructor at: ryan.parra@mesacc.edu

ART290EC Studio Art: Photography 3 Credits

Studio course for art majors allowing continuation in a subject field.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART132 or permission of Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33485
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Open

2 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.

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

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