Photography, AS

Arts Division
Degree S1002

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of photography. A variety of career opportunities are available in photography, art, cinema, communications, industrial arts, graphics, and journalism. Student desiring a bachelor’s degree should consult with an advisor or catalog of the institution they wish to attend regarding transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Choose one from the following:1
Laboratory Studies: Beginning Black and White Photography
Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography
Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography
Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography
Plus the following courses:
PHOT 9Digital Image Editing for Photographers 3
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography 3
PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography 3
PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow 3
PHOT 14Commercial Lighting 3
PHOT 15History of Photography 3
PHOT 20Color Photography 3
PHOT 28Photography Portfolio Development 3
PHOT 29Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists 3
PHOT 12Photographic Alternatives 3
or PHOT 16 Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
or PHOT 18 Portraiture and Wedding Photography
PHOT 24Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers 3
or PHOT 26 Video for Photographers
PHOT 17Photocommunication 3
or PHOT 30 Advertising Photography
Total Units37

Recommended Electives

AHIS 1Understanding the Visual Arts 3
or ARTB 1 Understanding the Visual Arts

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Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use critical thinking skills and be able to analyze and assess photographic situations, solve technical problems, and overcome creative challenges as they arise in the production of high quality still and motion imagery for professional, editorial, commercial or fine art applications.
  • Design and construct still and motion imagery that can communicate ideas or narratives effectively for commercial, editorial, or fine art purposes.
  • Have the knowledge and skills pertinent to the operation of a freelance photography business and sound business practices in the trade.
  • Usefully participate in the collaborative environment of commercial art fields.
  • Analyze, discuss, and critique the various technical, aesthetic, conceptual, historical and cultural aspects of a photograph.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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