Moorpark College Dual Credit Information

Photography Students in Photo One & Two

can earn Credit from Moorpark College

Course Title: Photo M10

Photo 1/2 has been articulated with Moorpark College and by fulfilling certain requirements below, you could receive dual credit for your NPHS transcript and on a Moorpark College transcript.  You do not have to attend Moorpark College is receive the benefit (explained below).


Why do this?

It is free (not the case when you go to college)

There is very little risk involved (only a risk to maybe your ego getting bruised a bit if you don’t get the grade you are striving for and a grade penalty if you back out once you have committed to submitting a portfolio – explained below)

The grade you get for this course shows up on the Moorpark College transcript so it looks as if you took the course at Moorpark College.

The credits are trasferable to most colleges (you would want to check to confirm this, of course, if you know the college(s) you are interested in going to)


Moorpark College Credit Course Rubric

Who determines grade?

Mr. Lindroth grades portfolio and then the portfolio is sent to a photography professor at Moorpark College to validate the grade, so ultimately, it is the professor that makes the final decision.

Below are portfolios that were accepted for credit for the beginning photography class offered at Moorpark College.  You will include 5 breadth image and 5 Sustained Investigation images along with an artist statement explaining your investigation.

Here are two questions to guide your writing for your artist statement about your concentration:


What is the central idea of your concentration?


How do your images support this idea?


Student Sample Portfolios

Madison Klein – Moorpark Portfolio  Grade: A

Topic: Passion

Gwen Buchanan – Moorpark Portfolio – Grade: A

Topic: Analog Technologies in Artistic Expression

Amy Petersen Moorpark Portfolio – Grade: A

Topic: Beauty of Decay

Sara Grecco Moorpark Portfolio – Grade: A

Topic: Human Made Structure in Relation to Nature Made Structure

Sarah Bean Moorpark Portfolio – Grade: A

Topic: Dance Outside the Studio

Gavin Williams — Grade: A

Topic: Off Roading Contrast to Urban World

Kelsey Armstrong – Grade: A

Topic: Farming

Joseph Naumann – Grade: A

Topic: Farming

Sage Marshall– Grade: A

Topic: Needles, CA in it’s twilight


A good resource is looking at AP Portfolios.  AP is very similar to the Moorpark Portfolio:


AP Sustained Investigation Portfolios



Qualifications to Receive a Grade at Moorpark College

Students will need to show proficiency in camera tools and functions use in order to get a grade for the Moorpark Course.  This is assessed via student projects, quizzes and test.

In order to get an A for the Moorpark grade, the student must have at least a a B- in Photo One and an A- in Photo 2  (otherwise the highest grade the student could get for Moorpark is a B). If a student earns less than a B- in Photo 2, they are disqualified from any grade for Moorpark.

Students must meet with MrL periodically to conference about their progress.

Once student has gotten a B- or better in NPHS photo 1 and at least an A- in 2 and demonstrated proficiency in camera use, the final Moorpark grade is determined by the final grade on the portfolio.

Students are awarded one of three grades: A, B, C or Not Passing. 

Students will always accept the A, of course.  If a student gets a B or C, it is up to the student to decide if the grades goes on the transcript. A “Not Passing” will not go on the transcript at all.

   You will have an additional three assignments to submit.  These will be called MP 1, MP 2, amd MP 3 in the grade book.  You will turn in 15 images each time that pursue your concentration idea.  the number of 15 can be reduced if doing darkroom or elaborate digital editing.  If you miss a deadline for these Moorpark assignments you will  receive a zero for the assignment that will not be recoverable and you will be dropped from the Moorpark commitment.  Any other Moorpark scores that you had received will be dropped from the grade book (not zeros).  Images used in these MP assignments cannot be double dipped with other assignments due in the class.  Images can be reused but must be edited differently if this is done.




Forms and Registration

Here are the letters that go home that are to be signed by student and parent/guardian:

High School Articulation_Parent Letter (English Spanish)_Fall 2021


Moorpark College Photography Course Grade Opportunity


Here are instructions on how to register to be a Moorpark College student and how to register for the course:



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