Professional Photography

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Recommended basic skills standards are

This program prepares the students for entry-level work in some of the following creative and exciting areas: portrait, commercial, outdoor, photojournalism, product, and fine-art photography. In addition students may enter support industries, which include: photo digital imaging and enhancement and photo lab technician. Students receive a blend of knowledge in technical camera skills, composition and creative thought, and computer software. Students will also choose from a variety of course electives.

Maximizing student success in the Professional Photography program is the department goal. The program faculty recommends that students develop the following desirable skill and knowledge foundations to enhance student success:

  • advanced college level study skills
  • working knowledge of algebraic principles and basic measurement
  • college-level reading, writing, comprehension, and study skills
  • working knowledge and application of college-level English
  • demonstrated time management skills
  • keyboarding, mouse and computer experience.

It is strongly recommended that students see an advisor for program planning. Students may complete basic skill deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students must arrange with advisors to remedy deficiencies in program requirements. Please call (719) 502-3130 for advising.

Students can access detailed descriptions of each program course under the ART, PHO and MGD prefixes lists.

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the Photography program, students should be able to:

  • Describe photography works and techniques using the appropriate vocabulary
  • Convey a message through a visual medium in a way that reflects mastery of artistic composition
  • Produce visual imagery that shows a mastery of technical knowledge in camera operation, lighting and computer manipulation
  • Evaluate the creative and compositional aspects of photography using a variety of styles and genres
  • Critically analyze and interpret photographic images
  • Produce a professional-level body of photographic work

General Education Courses

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

 

 

15

Additional Required Courses

ART 113

History of Photography

3

ART 144

Portrait Photography

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

PHO 205

Professional Digital Photo I

3

or

 

 

ART 239

Digital Photography II

3

PHO 226

Digital Workflow Management

3

PHO 232

Professional Portraiture

3

PHO 234

View Camera/Lighting Technique

3

PHO 236

Product Photography

3

PHO 237

Advanced Lighting Technique

3

PHO 260

Events & Wedding Photography

3

PHO 263

Digital Capture Processing III

3

PHO 268

Portfolio & Career Exploration

3

PHO 269

Business of Photography

3

PHO 280

Internship

1

PHO 281

Internship

1

Elective

Choose nine (9) from the list below

9

 

50

Total Credit Hours

65

Electives

ART 139

Digital Photography I

3

ART 142

Landscape Photography

3

ART 207

Art History - 1900 to Present: AH1

3

ART 239

Digital Photography II

3

ART 242

Alternative Photo Processes

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 211

Adobe Photoshop II

3

MGD 259

Management & Production

3

MGD 268

Business for Creatives

3

PHO 105

Photo & Computer Orientation

3

PHO 235

Architectural Photography

3

PHO 258

Wildlife Photography

3

PHO 266

Pro Digital Workflow: Software

3

Certificates

Location Photography

ART 142

Landscape Photography

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

PHO 205

Professional Digital Photo I

3

PHO 226

Digital Workflow Management

3

PHO 269

Business of Photography

3

Total Credit Hours

15

Photography Post Production & Output

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/photography-post-production-and-output/

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

PHO 205

Professional Digital Photo I

3

PHO 226

Digital Workflow Management

3

PHO 263

Digital Capture Processing III

3

PHO 268

Portfolio & Career Exploration

3

PHO 269

Business of Photography

3

Total Credit Hours

21

Portrait Photography

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://apps.ppcc.edu/catalog/ge/portrait-photography/

ART 144

Portrait Photography

3

PHO 120

Fundamentals of Photography

3

or

 

 

ART 139

Digital Photography I

(3)

PHO 205

Professional Digital Photo I

3

PHO 226

Digital Workflow Management

3

PHO 232

Professional Portraiture

3

PHO 260

Events & Wedding Photography

3

Total Credit Hours

18