Degree Information

Visual Fine Arts: Photography Option
Associate in Science Degree

The photography degree option provides an introduction to the fundamentals of photography. Our accomplished faculty offers guidance and mentoring in photographic technique, concepts, and aesthetics. The program culminates in the creation of a portfolio which, upon completion of the degree can be used towards transfer into a four year photography program or as a credential in the job search process.

First Semester
CSS*101 First Year Experience
ART*141 Photography I
ENG*101 Composition (a)
GRA*101 Design Principles
Select one of the following courses:
ART*205 History of Photography or Art History Elective

Second Semester
ART*111 Drawing I
ART*122 Three-Dimensional Design
ART*142 Photography II (a)
Fine Arts Elective
Social Science Elective

Third Semester
ART*112 Drawing II (a)
ART*243 Studio Photography I (a)
Directed/Studio Elective (b)
General Elective
Mathematics Elective (a)(e)

Fourth Semester
ART*289 Portfolio Preparation (a)
ART*257/242 Commercial Photography or Photography III (a)
Directed/Studio Elective (b)
Humanities Elective (d)
Science Elective (c)

Total 60-62

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected from courses in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
(c) To be selected in consultation of faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
Should be selected from ART*240 Nature Photography, ART*248 Object & Portrait Photography or ART*250 Digital Photography.
(d) To be selected from courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Science.
(e) To be selected from any college-level Mathematics course. Math for the Liberal Arts is recommended.
(f) To be selected from any three-credit, non-studio course in Art or Music.
(g) To be selected from courses in Art History, Communication, Literature, Foreign Language, History, Music, or Philosophy.
(h) To be selected from ART*101 Art History I, ART*102 Art History II, ART*103 Art History III, or ART*205 History of Photography.