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Photography
Associate of Applied Science (Two year program)

The photography specialization prepares students for employment as a portrait staff, advertising, freelance, wedding photographer, photojournalist or studio owner. The program also prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution majoring in photography.

This program provides the student the opportunity to:

  • comprehend the technical and aesthetic requirements needed to execute a professional quality photograph
  • choose a career path and create a portfolio to be used in attaining a job or transferred to a four-year institution

A graduate of this program is able to:

  • produce traditional black and white film based photographs of professional quality
  • produce a professional quality photograph using digital cameras and ink jet printers
  • identify aesthetic concepts necessary to create a visually engaging photograph
  • identify a career path suitable to their personal interest
  • conduct a portfolio to be used in achieving their career choice
  • market themselves using their portfolio and photographic skills

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Required Courses / Recommended Sequence
FIRST YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
CAR-140 - Basic Black and White Photography, 3 credits
CAR-220 - Basic Photography, 3 credits
CAR-264 - Photolighting and Theory of Composition, 3 credits
COM-107 - Introduction to Digital Design Tools, 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition, 3 credits
FYE-101 - First Year Experience, 1 credits
FIRST YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
CAR-260 - Color Photography, 3 credits
CAR-267 - Photojournalism, 3 credits
CAR-271 - Photo Studio I, 3 credits
COM-104 - Introduction to Multimedia Technology, 3 credits
Elective - Social Science Elective, 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER
CAR-240 - Advanced Black and White Photography, 3 credits
CAR-265 - Portrait and Wedding Photography, 3 credits
CAR-275 - Advanced Digital Photography, 3 credits
CAR-277 - Photo Image Enhancement, 3 credits
Elective - Health and Physical Ed Electives, 1 credits
Elective - Science Elective (3 cr), 3 credits
SECOND YEAR - SECOND SEMESTER
CAR-270 - Photo Portfolio and Professional Development, 3 credits
CAR-272 - Photo Studio II, 3 credits
Elective - Commercial Art Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - Communications Elective, 3 credits
or Elective - Journalism Elective, 3 credits
Elective - Mathematics Elective, 3 credits
SPE-125 - Fundamentals of Speech, 3 credits

Total Credits for Degree: 62

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