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 Photographers3
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography3
PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
PHOT 14Commercial Lighting3
PHOT 15History of Photography3
PHOT 20Color Photography3
PHOT 28Photography Portfolio Development3
PHOT 29Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists3
PHOT 12Photographic Alternatives3
or PHOT 16 Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
or PHOT 18 Portraiture and Wedding Photography
PHOT 24Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
or PHOT 26 Video for Photographers
PHOT 17Photocommunication3
or PHOT 30 Advertising Photography
Total Units37

Recommended Electives

AHIS 1Understanding the Visual Arts3
or ARTB 1 Understanding the Visual Arts

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Guided Pathway of Study

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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