The AS in Photography was created for those students who wanted to take their skills to the next level. The coursework is a blend of traditional black & white photography and digital photography coursework. Students truly enjoy unlimited access to darkroom. The Photo Studio includes critiques space, a wall-mounted mat cutter, print-drying racks, and a film-loading booth. Class sizes are small and individual attention is guaranteed. Show us the world in your eyes!

Advising Brochure, Program Literature: AS Photography

Degree Requirements (for 2015-2016 catalog)

Foundation Courses: (7 Credits)

This course offers a basic study of the elements and principles of design. Coursework provides a visual problem-solving experience that encourages creative thought and innovative approaches to working in both two- and three-dimensional design.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The co-requisite is DES 1025. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every semester

Credits: 2

Advised Term: 1st SP or FA

This course focuses on the use of the design industry’s standard electronic image alteration program. The instruction consists of exercises which focus on both articulation and visualization of design principles and concepts including manipulating and altering photographic imagery. The instruction includes creative challenges involving typographic and photographic special effects.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The co-requisite is DES 1020. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every semester.

Credits: 2

Advised Term: 1st SP or FA

This course will explore the history of photography from its inception through modern times. Students will gain an understanding of the cultural impact of photography.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is ENG 1052. There is a course fee. The course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP or FA

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the art, science and craft of photography. The instruction covers such subjects as camera controls and operation, film exposure and development, black-and-white darkroom printing, print finishing and presentation aesthetics, and history.

Prerequisites & Notes:

A fully functional and adjustable 35mm SLR camera with 50mm lens is required. There is a lab fee.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st SP or FA

This course provides students with techniques in digital photography that expand the use of native digital files, image conversions, filters, and printing. Students develop a professional or personal digital-photography portfolio.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisites are either ART 1410 or ART 2301 and DES 1020 and DES 1025. There is a lab fee. The course is offered every spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP or FA

This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced student working in film-based black and white photography. Technical control and artistic expression are emphasized as students develop their visual perception and an awareness of photographic possibilities. Students will generate a personal portfolio of prints, and the students will sequence a book of student photographs, which is printed, bound and put up for sale. Lab fee covers film, paper, chemistry and a copy of the book.

Prerequisites & Notes:

A 35 mm camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed is required. The prerequisite is ART 2301. This course can be repeated once. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP or FA

This course introduces students to studio photography for the commercial marketplace. The course involves a variety of commercial projects, including product photography and portraiture. Topics will include composition, exposure, and studio-lighting techniques.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisites are either ART 1410 or ART 2301 and DES 1020 and DES 1025. There is a lab fee. The course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP or FA

This course focuses on the visual aspects of motion-picture production and introduces students to fundamental aspects of cinematography and non-linear video editing. Student projects will emphasize the aesthetic nature of the cinematic medium as a form of visual communication.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st SP

Choice: (9 Credits)

Choose two elective courses. If also enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, select two courses that are not required for that degree.

This course provides in-depth study of specific topics, themes, artists, mediums, and/or periods in the history of the visual arts. Topics rotate based on faculty expertise.

Prerequisites & Notes:

This course may be repeated once for credit with a change of topic. The prerequisites are ENG 1052 and permission. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd-numbered fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course explores the mechanical and electronic aspects of digital photography, as well as the basic tools of image manipulation. Instruction focuses on composition and the aesthetics of digital images. Access to a digital camera is required.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every spring.

Credits: 2

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course explores the use of digital technology as a venue for making art. Students will create original artwork using software programs in conjunction with digital photography and scans of traditional artwork. Contemporary digital artists and exhibition practices will be investigated.

Prerequisites & Notes:

There is a lab fee. This course is offered every odd spring.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd SP

This course is an introduction to the design and construction of handmade artist’s books. Opportunity will be provided for the creation of artwork, photography, or other content in addition to learning multiple styles and bindings for books.

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is sophomore standing. There is a lab fee. The course may be repeated once. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd FA

This course is designed for the intermediate and advanced student working in film-based black and white photography. Technical control and artistic expression are emphasized as students develop their visual perception and an awareness of photographic possibilities. Students will generate a personal portfolio of prints, and the students will sequence a book of student photographs, which is printed, bound and put up for sale. Lab fee covers film, paper, chemistry and a copy of the book.

Prerequisites & Notes:

A 35 mm camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed is required. The prerequisite is ART 2301. This course can be repeated once. There is a lab fee. This course is offered every fall.

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 2nd SP or FA

This course gives the advanced student an opportunity to work on a special area of interest that is not possible through the standard curriculum.  The independent study contract must be approved, signed, and submitted before the current semester’s registration period closes.
 

Prerequisites & Notes:

The prerequisite is permission of the instructor.

Credits: 1-3

Credits: 3

Advised Term: 1st or 2nd