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Photography


View Photography A.A.S. (R): 342
View Electronic Photography Certificate (R): 193
View Photographic Techniques Certificate (R): 194
View Photography Master Certificate (R): 196
View Portrait, Fashion, and Photojournalism Certificate (R): 172


Photography A.A.S. (R): 342

Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2009

The photography curriculum is intended to prepare students for careers in photography—industrial, commercial, portrait, lab technician—and management of photographic services. The curriculum provides a balanced aesthetic and technical foundation for entry into the professional field or for further study. Completion of the curriculum requirements leads to the award of the A.A.S. in photography

A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows; part-time students should consult an adviser.

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation 3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
PG 150 Photography I  

OR

   
PG 161 Introduction to Digital Photography  3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
  Natural sciences distribution with lab 4
Program Requirements
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
PG 201 Photography II 4
PG 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
PG 260 Black-and-White Materials and Processes 3
PG 265 Color Materials and Processes 3
PG 275 Business Practices and Portfolio development 3
TR 104 Media Appreciation 3
  AR elective 3
  PG electives † 9
  AR, GD, or PG elective† 3
  Elective 3
Total credit hours 61

* EN 101 if needed for EN 102/109 or general elective

† Choice of electives must be approved by a photography adviser.

 

Program Outcomes for the Photography A.A.S. Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current digital imaging technology to produce photographic images for use in commercial or academic applications.
  • Use and/or understand traditional photographic applications that include film and print processes.
  • Utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art, and varied commercial environments.
  • Pursue academic research that involves complex evaluations of photographic ideas and applications for commercial and/or fine art purposes.
  • Consciously employ complex aesthetic strategies as applications in visual problem solving methodologies.
  • Design and implement a business development strategy appropriate to the student’s desired field of expertise in photography.
  • Develop advanced testing methods for traditional film and print processes including the production of archival, black and white portfolios.
  • Create and implement complex production strategies that require interdisciplinary applications of image production. These interdisciplinary applications with photography may include television production, web design, computer graphics, or gaming.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complex, inter-relationships of interdisciplinary applications of education including a project related appreciation for global culture.

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Electronic Photography Certificate (R): 193

Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2009

This certificate curriculum is intended to upgrade skills for currently employed individuals or to provide new skills for a change in job specialization. It provides basic black-and-white and color photography skills, and techniques in electronic photography and digital imaging as they apply to the modern business of professional photography.

PG 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PG 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PG 201 Photography II 4
PG 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
PG 230 Advanced Image Editing and Correction 4
Total credit hours  15
Program Outcomes for the Electronic Photography Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current digital imaging technology for image capture and editing and advanced image output for both print and web applications to produce photographic images for use in commercial, fine art or academic environments.
  • Utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art and varied commercial environments.
  • Pursue academic research that involves evaluations of photographic ideas and applications for commercial and/or fine art purposes.
  • Consciously employ aesthetic strategies as applications in visual problem solving methodologies.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid. 

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Photographic Techniques Certificate (R): 194

Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2009

This certificate curriculum is intended to upgrade skills for currently employed individuals or to provide new skills for a change in job specialization. It provides basic and advanced black-and-white and color photography skills, covering both the technology and image production used in professional photography.

PG 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PG 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PG 201 Photography II 4
PG 260 Black-and-White Materials and Processes 3
PG 265 Color Materials and Processes 3
Total credit hours  13
Program Outcomes for the Photographic Techniques Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Use traditional photographic techniques that include black and white film and print processing.
  • Develop advanced testing methods for traditional film and print processes including the production of archival, black and white portfolios.
  • Demonstrate advanced expertise with traditional camera formats that include medium and large format film cameras.
  • Demonstrate advanced expertise in the development and execution of complex color strategies for use in commercial or fine art photographic applications.
  • Create an advanced color image portfolio in either print or electronic form for use in commercial or fine art applications.
  • Utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art and varied commercial environments.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid. 

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Photography Master Certificate (R): 196

Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2009

This certificate curriculum is intended to prepare students for careers in photography—industrial, commercial, portrait, lab technician—and management of photographic services. It provides a balanced aesthetic and technical foundation for entry into the professional field or for further study.

PG 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PG 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PG 201 Photography II 4
PG 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
PG 260 Black-and-White Materials and Processes 3
PG 265 Color Materials and Processes 3
PG 275 Business Practices and Portfolio Development 3
  PG electives* 9
  Elective selected from advertising art, art, computer applications, computer graphics, physics,
printing, or television/radio disciplines*
3
Total credit hours  32

* Choice of electives must be approved by a photography adviser.

Program Outcomes for the Photography Master Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current digital imaging technology to produce photographic images for use in commercial or academic applications.
  • Use and/or understand traditional photographic applications that include film and print processes.
  • Utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art and varied commercial environments.
  • Pursue academic research that involves complex evaluations of photographic ideas and applications for commercial and/or fine art purposes.
  • Consciously employ complex aesthetic strategies as applications in visual problem solving methodologies.
  • Fully design and implement a business development strategy appropriate to the student’s desired field of expertise in photography.
  • Create and implement complex production strategies that require interdisciplinary applications of image production. These interdisciplinary applications with photography may include television production, web design, computer graphics, or gaming.

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Portrait, Fashion, and Photojournalism Certificate (R): 172

Revised: Effective Semester - Spring 2009

This certificate curriculum is intended to upgrade skills for currently employed individuals or to provide new skills for a change in job specialization. It provides basic black-and-white and color photography skills, and advanced skills in the photography of people in the photojournalism, portrait, fashion, and illustration professional fields of photography.

PG 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PG 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PG 201 Photography II 4
PG 210 Photojournalism 3
PG 251 Portrait and Fashion Photography 3
Total credit hours  13
Program Outcomes for the Portrait, Fashion, and Photojournalism Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current digital imaging technology to produce photographic images for use in commercial, fine art or academic applications.
  • Utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art and varied commercial environments.
  • Design and create advanced photographic applications of narrative image sequencing for use in print media.
  • Design and create advanced photographic applications that specifically address the needs of commercial and fine art portrait and fashion markets.
  • Employ, consciously, complex aesthetic strategies as applications in visual problem solving methodologies.

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid. 

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