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The Photography degree is designed to provide the student with a broad working knowledge of the industry and the fundamental skills to create and produce high quality images. This degree program requires 64 credits in program requirements, program electives, and general education in the courses listed below.

For more information about Photography, please visit the program page.

Degree Requirements

Field of Study Code: PHOTO.AAS.TECH

Program Requirements
PHOTO 1101Foundations of Digital Photography3
PHOTO 1102Foundations of Film Photography3
PHOTO 1105History of Photography3
PHOTO 1200Photographic Composition, Color, and Concept 3
PHOTO 1201Tools & Techniques-Digital Photography3
PHOTO 1300Studio Photography 13
PHOTO 1402Introduction to Video for Photographers3
PHOTO 2700Professional Photographic Practices3
PHOTO 2750Portfolio Presentation3
Emphases Courses
Select three of the following:9
Product Photography
Fashion and Commercial Photography on Location
Studio Fashion and Commercial Portraiture Photography
Wedding and Family Portraiture
Program Electives
Select 10 credits from PHOTO courses 110
General Education
Select 18 to 22 credits 118-22
Total Credits64-68

In addition to the courses listed above.

General Education Requirements

For general education requirements for the A.A.S. degree, please visit the A.A.S. degree catalog page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PHOTO 1101 Foundations of Digital Photography 3
PHOTO 1102 Foundations of Film Photography 3
PHOTO 1105 History of Photography 3
Program Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
Second Semester
PHOTO 1200 Photographic Composition, Color, and Concept 3
PHOTO 1201 Tools & Techniques-Digital Photography 3
PHOTO 1300 Studio Photography 1 3
Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed 3
Summer Semester
Program Elective 1-4
Gen Ed 3
Third Semester
PHOTO 1250 Advanced Digital Imaging 3
PHOTO 1402 Introduction to Video for Photographers 3
PHOTO 2002 Product Photography 3
Program Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
Fourth Semester
PHOTO 2700 Professional Photographic Practices 3
PHOTO 2750 Portfolio Presentation 3
PHOTO 2008 Wedding and Family Portraiture 3
PHOTO 2006 Studio Fashion and Commercial Portraiture Photography 3
PHOTO 2004 Fashion and Commercial Photography on Location 3
 Total Credits64-67

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.