Photography A.A. Degree (10500.AA)
School of Arts and Social Sciences
The study of photography will enrich the student’s experience of the world and encourage the student to draw upon creative resources. An education in photography can lead to professional or vocational careers, as well as enhance abilities in other fields. The photography department offers a foundation in theoretical and practical skills, and the opportunity to work in a wide variety of photographic and digital media.
The Photography Program provides transfer, professional preparation, personal development, general interest, and general education, as well as an Associate in Arts degree and a Certificate in Photography.
The Photography program provides thorough preparation for careers and visual expression in photographic fields. The Associate of Arts degree in Photography is available for students who meet the graduation requirements and complete the 27-unit curriculum listed below, with a minimum grade of a “C” (or P) in each course in the degree and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
A. Demonstrate a knowledge of the techniques and processes involved in a variety of photographic art forms including traditional black and white photography, digital image captures and emerging photographic mediums.
B. Create photographic works of art integrating visuals with the elements and principles of design theory and composition.
C. Compare and contrast individual photographic styles as contextualized through their aesthetic and cultural significance.
D. Develop personal awareness and understanding of the various multicultural and philosophical patterns of traditional and contemporary photography as the medium relates to the development of art throughout history.
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Program Core: (27 Units)
ART-15 Design: 2-D Foundations
ARTD-40A Introduction to Digital Art
ARTD-40B Intermediate Digital Art
PHOT-10A Introduction to Photography
PHOT-10B Intermediate Photography
PHOT-11A Introduction to the Digital Camera
PHOT-35 Studio Careers in Photography (3)
Three units of Art or Photography History:
ART-06 Survey of Modern Art (3)
Plus three units from the following electives:
AOM-43 Essentials of Business Communication (3)
Total: (27 Units)
Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)
Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (10 Units)
Total Degree Units: (60 Units)
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