Photography, Associate in Fine Arts
Effective: Fall, 2016
The Photography program develops professional image-makers through student-centered inquiry and practice in visual communication. Studies in Photography encompass the history, critical and aesthetic theory, and varied practices of photography as a medium of visual communication and expression in a diverse cultural society. Students explore a variety of photographic formats, including 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 view cameras and acquire experience in black-and-white, color, alternative, and digital imaging processes using state of the art methods, tools and facilities. The Associate of Fine Arts Degree will prepare students to transfer into a 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Students will be provided with all foundation-level studio courses with a primary concentration in photography. First-year requirements must be satisfied before beginning second-year course work.
Any remediation in Reading, English or Mathematics must be completed before beginning third semester courses.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency with camera skills sufficient to produce consistent quality photographic imagery.
- Demonstrate advanced skills in materials and processes used in photography.
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of photography from the 19th century to present day and its function in visual culture in the context of global art.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design, color theory, drawing and art historical references.
- Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork.
- Produce a portfolio demonstrating a coherent personal vision and visual literacy.
The degree Associate in Fine Arts is awarded upon successful completion of the photography course sequence with a grade of “C” (2.0 GPA) or better in all ART courses. ART courses with a grade lower than “C” must be repeated.
First Semester (15-16 credits)
|ART 122 - Two Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 130 - Drawing I||3|
|ART 133 - Photography I||3|
|ENG 100 - English Composition I||3|
|Mathematics Elective (3-4 credits) see list below|
Second Semester (15 credits)
|ART 123 - Color and Design||3|
|ART 124 - Three Dimensional Design||3|
|ART 134 - Photography II for A.F.A. Majors||3|
|ART 131 - Drawing II||3|
|Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:|
|ART 110 - Art from the Ancient Worlds through the Middle Ages||3|
|ART 111 - Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times||3|
Third Semester (16 credits)
|ART 211 - Digital Imaging||3|
|ART 236 - Digital Photography I||3|
|ART 237 - Alternative Processes||3|
|Social Science/Humanities elective (3 credits) see list below|
|Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits) see list below|
Fourth Semester (15 credits)
|ART 239 - Digital Photography II||3|
|ART 240 - Medium and Large Format Photography||3|
|ART 241 - Portfolio Presentation||3|
|ART 116 - History of Photography||3|
|COMM 111 - Public Speaking||3|
|Mathematics Elective (3 credits)|
Total Credits: 61-63
Mathematics Elective: Choose 1 from:
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics
MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 151 - College Algebra
MAT 152 - Precalculus
MAT 160 - Calculus I
MAT 210 - Statistics
Social Science/Humanities Elective: Choose 1 from:
HIS 110 - American History I
HIS 120 - American History II
HIS 150 - World Civilizations I
HIS 160 - World Civilizations II
HUM 160 - Introduction to World Religions
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120 - Social Problems
SOC 180 - Sociology of Marriage and The Family
Laboratory Science Elective: Choose 1 from:
BIO 100 - Biological Sciences
BIO 102 - Humans and the Environment
BIO 110 - General Biology I
BIO 150 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
CHE 101 - Introduction to General Chemistry
CHE 110 - General Chemistry I
ESS 100 - Earth Science
ESS 110 - Physical Geology
PHY 110 - College Physics I
PHY 131 - University Physics I