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View Photography AAS (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 AAS (R): 342

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.

 

First Semester
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing * 3
GDES 116  Digital Tools for the Visual Arts 4
HLTH 100
Principles of Healthier Living (HLHF)   1
PHOT 150
Photography I (ARTD)
OR
PHOT 161
Introduction to Digital Photography (ARTD)
3
 Speech foundation
3
Second Semester
PHOT 201 Photography II 4
PHOT 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation † 3
Third Semester
PHOT 265 Color Materials and Processes 3
PHOT 210  Photojournalism
OR
PHOT 251 Portrait and Fashion Photography ‡ 3
TVRA 134 Media Appreciation 3
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 Natural sciences distribution with lab
4
Fourth Semester
GDES 218 Graphic Design for the Web 4
PHOT 230
Advanced Image Editing and Correction
4
PHOT 260 Black and White Materials and Processes 3
PHOT 275
Business Practices and Portfolio Development 3
PHOT 269 Special Photography Assignment  1-4
Elective ‡ 3
Total Credit Hours 62- 63

* ENGL 101, if needed for ENGL 102/103, or general elective

† MATH 115A suggested

‡ Choice of elective must be approved by a photography adviser.

 

Program Outcomes for the Photography AAS 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 fine art applications while also demonstrating a technical and aesthetic understanding of historical film and print photography.
  • Consciously employ complex aesthetic strategies in visual problem solving methodologies that 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 of commercial and/or fine art photographs for the purpose of designing and implementing a career 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 or graphic design.

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Electronic Photography Certificate (R): 193

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.

 Program Requirements  
PHOT 150  Photography I 
 
OR
   
PHOT 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 201 Photography II 4
PHOT 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
PHOT 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


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.

Program Requirements
PHOT 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PHOT 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 201 Photography II 4
PHOT 260 Black-and-White Materials and Processes 3
PHOT 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

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.

Program Requirements
PHOT 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PHOT 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 201 Photography II 4
PHOT 214 Photoshop for Graphics and Photography 4
PHOT 260 Black-and-White Materials and Processes 3
PHOT 265 Color Materials and Processes 3
PHOT 275 Business Practices and Portfolio Development 3
  PHOT electives* 9
  Elective selected from, art, computer applications, graphic design, 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

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.

Program Requirements    
PHOT 150 Photography I  
OR
   
PHOT 161 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 201 Photography II 4
PHOT 210 Photojournalism 3
PHOT 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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Courses in italics meet General Education requirements
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