Photography and Media, A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science
Campuses: Alexandria

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for diverse career options within the field of photography and digital imaging. Coursework will stress both technical and aesthetic elements, enabling students to solve a wide range of visual problems with imagination and originality.

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 Drawing I 3
ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Open Elective 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 1
PHT 101 Photography I 3
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total 17
2nd Semester
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3
Choose One
ART 122 Drawing II 3
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
1PED/RPK Elective 1
PHT 102 Photography II 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I 3
Total 16
3rd Semester
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3
Choose One
2MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
PHT 130 Video I 3
PHT 201 Advanced Photography I 3
3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective or PHT Elective 3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
PHT 202 Advanced Photography II 3
PHT 227 Photographic Careers 3
PHT Electives 6
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63-64
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
Choose One
ART
121
3
ART
131
ENG
111
3
Open Elective
3
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
1PED
116
1
PHT
101
3
PHT
110
3
SDV
100
1
Total 17
2nd Semester
History and Appreciation of Art I
ART
101
3
Choose One
ART
122
3
ART
132
CST
110
3
Elective
1PED/RPK
1
PHT
102
3
PHT
270
3
Total 16
3rd Semester
History and Appreciation of Art II
ART
102
3
Choose One
2MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
PHT
130
3
Advanced Photography I
PHT
201
3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective or PHT Elective
3
3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
Advanced Photography II
PHT
202
3
PHT
227
3
Electives
PHT
6
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3
Total 15
Total credits for the Associate of Applied Science = 63-64

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-ENV 122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

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