Photography – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1012.00

The certificate curriculum prepares students to seek entry-level employment in a variety of commercial photographic specialties (for example, photojournalism, portraiture, fashion, architectural, product, etc.). Instruction is offered in cameras, aesthetics, color and black and white, film and digital, darkroom procedures, digital image editing, lighting, and business practices for photographers. Students completing the program will have developed a portfolio.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate technical knowledge through the effective use of tools.
  2. Analyze aesthetic and cultural values inherent in photographic works.
  3. Demonstrate through the creation of a portfolio of work (for transfer or entry-level employment) the ability to communicate effectively.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
PHOT 002DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I3
PHOT 003PRODUCTION I3
PHOT 010HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
Semester II
PHOT 004IMAGE CULTURE3
PHOT 005VIDEO3
PHOT 102DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II3
Semester III
PHOT 103PRODUCTION II3
or PHOT 104 EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOT 109PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE3
Total Units24

Recommended Electives

ART 001AHISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL3
ART 005ART FUNDAMENTALS3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
CINE 026ABEGINNING ELECTRONIC FILMMAKING3
DMA 010DIGITAL ART: DESIGN FOUNDATION3
DMA 032INTERACTION DESIGN3
DMA 060CREATIVE CODING3
DMA 070MOTION GRAPHICS3
JOUR 042ABEGINNING PHOTOJOURNALISM3
JOUR 042BADVANCED PHOTOJOURNALISM3
PHOT 001FILM PHOTOGRAPHY I3
PHOT 101FILM PHOTOGRAPHY II3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree

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