Photography

The program below is undergoing Program Discontinuance - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01380)

Designed to give students a sound background in technical skills and theory while increasing their visual awareness and conceptual abilities.

Two groups within this program of studies, traditional photography and digital imaging, provide the student with basic aesthetic principles and technical skills needed for entry into the field of professional photography. Students are encouraged to develop critical and aesthetic judgment while achieving technical experience.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will research significant photographers and photography movements, analyze the concepts researched, and apply new information to their own thinking and artwork.
  • Student will analyze and evaluate personal work and the work of others during critique that will allow one to process criticism, absorb ideas, and apply new found insights to future work.
  • Student will analyze photographic theory through specific artists and genres, and then integrate concepts from those artists and genres into his or her own personal artwork.
  • Student will show proficiency in camera handling, camera controls, exposure, film development, darkroom printing, and print finishing.
  • Student will identify historical and contemporary issues, and then bring awareness to those issues by creating documentary and/or social commentary photographs.
Program Requirements
ART 101DESIGN I3
ART 121DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I3
ART 126BEGINNING COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 156HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 192INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING3
Select Group 1 or Group 2 to complete degree program.7-9
Group 1: Traditional Photography
DARKROOM AND DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
ART 216ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY3
ADVANCED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
OR
Group 2: Digital Photography
WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS AND GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND GRAPHICS
Total Units25-27
Recommended Electives
For Group 1
ART 116PRINTMAKING I3
ART 118PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO LABORATORY I1
ART 119PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO LABORATORY II1
ART 120PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO LABORATORY III1
ART 130HISTORY OF FILM AS ART3
ART 151ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY3
ART 159GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT3
ART 210PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY3
HUM 112CULTURE AND THE MEDIA3
For Group 2
ART 117PRINTMAKING II3
ART 120PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO LABORATORY III1
ART 127ADVANCED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 130HISTORY OF FILM AS ART3
ART 150ART HISTORY SURVEY---STONE AGE TO THE AGES OF FAITH3
ART 157NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART3
ART 159GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT3
HUM 112CULTURE AND THE MEDIA3
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.