May 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography, AAS

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Program Description

The Photography associate degree program is six semesters of engaging, hands-on instruction, lecture, demonstration, critique and dynamic lab time. The Photography associate degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforces academic and relevant occupational knowledge, skills and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention and advancement. The structure and length of the program allows for a practical, focused, intensive photography education. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of photography. Students leave the program with professional photographic and business skills represented in substantial marketing materials, pertinent resume, print portfolio, and website. Graduates receive a Photography associate degree.

The first year of the program entrenches students in a solid foundation of photographic technical and creative skills. Emphasis is place on strong understanding and proficiency in basic camera exposure & capture, lighting control, video production basics, creative & visual acuity, and digital image post-processing & output skills. Second year students choose an area of interest and specialization. The intention is to cultivate and refine creative acumen, along with teaching relevant, marketable, occupational skills preparing students for a successful career as a professional photographer.

The associate of applied science degree program includes commercial photography courses and college-level general education courses. This program is offered as full or part-time, with day, evening and workshops courses. (Program Length: 6 Semesters Minimum)

View the Photography AAS Program Fact Sheet for additional information.

Note: Some courses in this program may be subject to a livework/supply fee.

Employment Opportunities

Professional photographer, photojournalist, advertising photographer, commercial photographer, portrait photographer, videographer, photographer’s assistant, digital technician, digital imaging specialist, digital retouching artist, aerial photographer, medical or scientific photographer, location scout, forensic photographer, photo editor, custom printer, and architectural photographer.


Essential General Education Core Courses (15 Credits)

Area I - Language Arts/Communication

Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences

Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts

General Education Elective:

To meet the minimum required 15 semester credit hours in general education courses, an additional 3 semester credit hours must be taken from Area I, Area II, Area III, or Area IV. Students can view the complete list of classes here .

Total Hours: 69

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