Photography and Media, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for diverse career options within the field of professional photography and imaging. Students will learn to solve a wide range of visual problems with imagination and originality through the study of technique, history, theory, and aesthetics.

Equipment and Supplies: Photography students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the first photography class and can be used throughout the two-year program.

Recommended Preparation Information

Proficiency in high school English, basic computer skills, and satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ART 121 Foundations of Drawing 3
ART 131 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
CST 110 Introduction to Human Communication 3
PHT 101 Photography I 3
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline) 1
Total 16
2nd Semester
Choose One
ART 101 History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3
1 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
2PHT Elective 3
PHT 102 Photography II 3
PHT 130 Video I 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I 3
Total 15
3rd Semester
Choose One
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
4 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
1,2,3PHT Elective 3
PHT 201 Advanced Photography I 3
PHT 221 Studio Lighting I 3
5 Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
2PHT Electives 6
PHT 202 Advanced Photography II 3
PHT 227 Careers in Photography and Media 3
6 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61-62
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
Foundations of Drawing
ART
121
3
Two-Dimensional Design
ART
131
3
ENG
111
3
Introduction to Human Communication
CST
110
3
PHT
101
3
PHT
110
3
Choose One
SDV
100
1
SDV
101
1
Total 16
2nd Semester
Choose One
History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic
ART
101
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
1
3
Elective
2PHT
3
PHT
102
3
PHT
130
3
PHT
270
3
Total 15
3rd Semester
Choose One
MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
4
Elective
1,2,3PHT
3
PHT
201
3
PHT
221
3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
5
3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
Electives
2PHT
6
PHT
202
3
Careers in Photography and Media
PHT
227
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
6
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 61-62

Approved humanity/fine Arts Electives: ART 102, ART 215, ART 150, ART 250, or division approval for other humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. 

Approved PHT electives: PHT 103, PHT 131, PHT 206, PHT 211, PHT 222, PHT 231, PHT 235, PHT 247, PHT 249, PHT 265, PHT 271, PHT 274. 

Approved ART electives: ART 115, ART 116,  ART 121, ART 223, ART 130, ART 131, ART 140, ART 153, or division approval for other ART courses. 

See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives, select any non-ART course. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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