Photography and Digital Imaging
Associate in Arts
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02350)
Educates students with a sound background in technical skills and theory while increasing their conceptual abilities. Two groups within this program of studies, photographic arts and photography for industry, 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 within the artwork created by those photographers and photography movements, 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, digital capture, Camera RAW workflow, digital imaging workflow, and digital printing.
- Student will identify historical and contemporary issues, and then bring awareness to those issues by creating documentary and/or social commentary photographs.
|ART 101||DESIGN I||3|
|ART 156||HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 192||INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING||3|
|ART 205||BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 206||INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 207||STUDIO AND LIGHTING TECHNIQUES||3|
|Complete 5-7 units from the required photography electives||5-7|
|ART 216||ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|Complete 2-4 units from the required photography electives||2-4|
|REQUIRED PHOTOGRAPHY ELECTIVES|
|ART 138||ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND GRAPHICS||3|
|ART 197||PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS||3|
|ART 208A||FILM AND DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY I||3|
|ART 209||PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS PRACTICES||2|
|ART 210||PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 211||EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 212A||PHOTOGRAPHIC ALTERNATIVES I||3|
|ART 213||SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY||3|
|ART 290||COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN APPLIED VISUAL ARTS I||2|
|CIS 123||WEB DESIGN I||6.5|
|ART 116||PRINTMAKING I||3|
|ART 117||PRINTMAKING II||3|
|ART 130/FTMA 161||HISTORY OF FILM AS ART||3|
|ART 131/FTMA 102||INTRODUCTION TO MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION||3|
|ART 151||ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY||3|
|ART 157||NINETEENTH THROUGH TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ART||3|
|ART 159||GRAPHIC DESIGN---LAYOUT||3|
|ART 161||GRAPHIC DESIGN||3|
|ART 205L||BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY||1|
|ART 206L||INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY||1|
|ART 207L||STUDIO AND LIGHTING TECHNIQUES LABORATORY||1|
|ART 210L||PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY||1|
|ART 211L||EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY||1|
|ART 213L||SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY Laboratory||1|
|ART 214A||PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY PRACTICE I||1|
|ART 215A||Darkroom Photography Laboratory Practice I||1|
|ART 216L||ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORY||1|
|BUS 149||ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPERATING AND MANAGING A SMALL BUSINESS||3|
- It is recommended to wait until the fourth semester before taking ART 197 in order to have enough photographic works to include in a competitive portfolio.
- It is recommended to wait until the fourth semester before taking ART 290 in order to have the skills and experience necessary for most applied arts internships.
- Suggested courses that prepare students for fine-art photography: ART 138, ART 197, ART 208A, ART 210, ART 212A
- Suggested courses that prepare students for commercial, editorial, and advertising photography: CIS 123, ART 138, ART 209, ART 210, ART 211, ART 213, ART 290
To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.
Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.