Digital Photography

Curriculum VIC.DPH.AAS (C249C)

Digital Photography offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills in the creation of photographic images for fine art and commercial use. The associate's degree program provides background in art and design theories, photographic composition, studio portrait and product photography, photographic production and marketing of images for Web and multimedia. Computer skills are developed through photographic projects using Adobe software, including Photoshop, Bridge, Lightroom, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Final Cut and others. Qualified individuals may find employment as freelance photographers and in photographic studios.

Upon successful completion of the Digital Photography Associate Degree, the student will be able to:

  • Adhere and apply to all licensing, model and legal rights to photographic images.
  • Demonstrate critique techniques to assess student work verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to edit, print and store images in a computer and photographic specific software.
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate professional photography camera and studio equipment.
  • Apply photography design, production and client specifications to photographic images.
  • Identify significant historical events in photography and the social and artistic impact of the events.
  • Identify significant photographers from history and their contribution to photography as an art or method of mass communication.
  • Demonstrate and apply photographic concepts to video productions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to measure and adjust for various location lighting conditions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in studio lighting set-up and application.
  • Create a printed portfolio of photographic images to meet the individual goals of the student.
  • Create a Web gallery and digital portfolio of photographic images.
  • Apply time management skills by beginning and finishing practical projects on time. This will be measured by practical exams given throughout the program.
  • Present a final digital and printed portfolio for assessment of creativity and skills.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

ART 119

Two-Dimensional Design or

 

 

VIC 100

Graphic Design

3

#

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

VIC 104

Computer Art I

3

 

VIC 161

Introduction to Photoshop

4

 

VIC 162

Digital Photography

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Two

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

VIC 160

History of Photography1 or

 

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

 

VIC 163

Digital Studio Photography

4

 

VIC 172

Web Page Design

3

#

VIC 265

Photography Production

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Three

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health or

 

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

#

VIC 261

Advanced Photoshop

4

#

VIC 263

Advanced Digital Studio Photography

4

#

VIC 264

Advanced Digital Photography

3

 

VIC 285

Digital Video

3

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

#

VIC 282

Portfolio Design and Production

4

 

HIS 151

History of the U.S. to 1877 or

 

 

PSC 150

American National Politics or

 

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics and/or Science

3

 

 

Program electives

6-9

 

 

 

16-19

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64-67

See VIC course descriptions.

Program electives (6-9): Any ART or VIC course

1Course cannot be used to fulfill Humanities general education requirement.

Coordinator: Lorette Dodt, Ext. 3519