Class Prerequisite Information


If you are interested in registering for any of the following classes but have not fulfilled the prerequisite, a waiver may be obtained by:

1. Successfully completing a Prerequisite Challenge Test. 

To schedule a challenge test contact Department Secretary after August 10, 2019
Jo Anne Bilodeau, Visual Arts 103
(415) 452-5173


2. Showing  college level transcripts with successfully completed equivalent courses to the Department Chair ( or  Dean KenZoe Brian J. Selassie-Okpe" (


PHOT 60B. Intermediate Photoshop
PHOT 67. Digital Negatives for Darkroom Printing
PHOT 80. Outdoor & Ambient Lighting
PHOT 81B. Advanced Black and White Darkroom Techniques
PHOT 81D. Intermediate Photography: Digital
PHOT 82. Zone System Techniques
PHOT 83. View Camera Techniques
PHOT 85A. Beginning Lighting Techniques
PHOT 85B. Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques
PHOT 86. Mixed Media and the Photographic Image
PHOT 90. Portraiture
PHOT 93. Editorial Photography
PHOT 101D Landscape Photography
PHOT 102A. Architectural Photography
PHOT 102B. Documentary/News Photography
PHOT 102C Phase One - Capture One
PHOT 102D Beginning Drone Piloting & Imaging


Prerequisites and Corequisites

City College has established prerequisites and corequisites to ensure that students have the skill level necessary to succeed in a course. A student who wishes to challenge a prerequisite or corequisite should file a Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite or Corequisite prior to enrolling in the course.

Completing either the prerequisite course(s) or receiving a Prerequisite Waiver will qualify you to enroll in the course but will not guarantee that space will be available during either the registration or add/drop periods.

To challenge a prerequisite, submit a Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite form (and supporting documentation such as your challenge test score or college transcript equivalent) to the department of the target course.  If the challenge is approved, a copy of the decision must be submitted to the Office of Matriculation to allow enrollment in the course.

Click here to download the Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite