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.

General Education Courses:

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

 

 

15

Other Course Requirements

ART 113

History of Photography

3

ART 138

Film Photography I

3

or

 

 

ART 245

Digital Photo Studio

(3)

ART 139

Digital Photography I

3

ART 144

Portrait Photography

3

ART 280

Internship

2

MGD 111

Adobe Photoshop I

3

MGD 268

Business for Creatives

3

PHO 226

Digital Workflow Management

3

PHO 232

Professional Portraiture

3

PHO 234

View Camera/Lighting Technique

3

PHO 236

Commercial Photography

3

PHO 260

Events & Wedding Photography

3

Electives Choose fifteen (15) from electives list below

15

 

50

Total Credit Hours

65

Approved Electives

ART 114

Art Sampler

1

ART 142

Landscape Photography

3

ART 207

Art History - 1900 to Present: AH1

3

ART 238

Film Photography II

3

ART 239

Digital Photography II

3

ART 242

Alternative Photo Processes

3

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

MGD 259

Management & Production

3

PHO 105

Photo & Computer Orientation

2

PHO 235

Architectural Photography

3