PROGRAMS

The Photography Department offers an Associates Degree in Fine Art Photography, a Certificate in Commercial Photography, and a Certificate in Fine Art Photography.  

For detailed degree/certificate requirements and sequence of courses see the PDF files at bottom of screen.
*NOTE: Courses in blue are only offered every 2 years
Fine Art Photography Associate in Arts
This program offers an associate degree in photography. The primary goal of this degree is to provide the student a foundation of knowledge and technical abilities for art photography. Elective courses allow for preparedness specific to industry. All lower division courses are sequenced to optimize transferability to an art or photography program at a four-year university. Along with the transferability aspect of this program, the associate degree in photography will also provide students with basic photographic competencies.

Student Learning Outcome:
Demonstrate proficiency in the core academic skills and knowledge required for transfer into a photography program at a four-year college or university.

Program Requirements:
ART 110            History of Art: Paleolithic to Renaissance (3 units)
ART 111            History of Art: Renaissance to Modern (3 units)
ART 124A         Drawing I (3 units)
ART 140           Beginning Design: 2 Dimensional Media (3 units)
ART 141           Beginning Design: 3 Dimensional Media (3 units)
PHOTO 140     History of Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 150     Cameras and Composition (3 units)
PHOTO 155     Photography (3 units)
or
PHOTO 160    Black and White Photography (3 units)


Required six elective units from the following:
(6 units)

PHOTO 157    Digital Imaging
PHOTO 177    Video Capture for Still Photographers
PHOTO 185    Experimental Photography
PHOTO 190    Studio Photography

PHOTO 195    Color Photography
PHOTO 200    Portraiture
PHOTO 201    Independent Projects in Photography
PHOTO 210    Wedding Photography
PHOTO 215    Photojournalism

PHOTO 220    The Business of Photography
PHOTO 280    Large Format Photography and the Zone System
PHOTO 285    Concept Development
PHOTO 295    Professional Practices and Portfolio


Degree Units: 30 units
COC GE Units: 30 units
Total Units: 60 units


Commercial Photography
Certificate of Achievement

This program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level position in a career related to commercial photography such as commercial photographer, digital imaging technician, event photographer, commercial assistant photographer, photography laboratory technician, photography restoration specialist, wedding photographer, portrait photographer, or advertising photographer.

Student Learning Outcome:
Demonstrate and apply the technical skills and principles of commercial photography.

Program Requirements:
PHOTO 155    Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 157    Digital Imaging (3 units)
PHOTO 177    Video Capture for Still Photographers (3 units)
PHOTO 195    Color Photography (3 units)
and
PHOTO 190    Studio Photography (3 units)
or
PHOTO 200    Portraiture (3 units)
or
PHOTO 210    Wedding Photography (3 units)
and
PHOTO 220    The Business of Photography (3 units)
or
PHOTO 295    Professional Practices and Portfolio (3 units)


Plus a minimum of three units from the courses below:
PHOTO 201    Independent Projects in Photography (3 units)
or
PHOTO 285    Concept Development (3 units)


Recommended Electives:
PHOTO 140    History of Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 150    Cameras and Composition (3 units)
PHOTO 215    Photojournalism and News Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 280    Large Format Photography and the Zone System
(3 units)


Total Units: 21 units

Fine Art Photography
Certificate of Achievemen
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This Program is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level position in a career related to fine art photography, such as fine art photographer, fine art assistant photographer, custom photographic printing, or photographic lab assistant.

Student Learning Outcome:
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in fine art photography.

Program Requirements:
ART 124A       Drawing I (3 units)
ART 140         Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media (3 units)
PHOTO 140    History of Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 115    Photography on Location (1.5 units)
and
PHOTO 155    Photography (3 units)
or
PHOTO 160    Black and White Photography (3 units)
and
PHOTO 185    Experimental Photography  (3 units)
and
PHOTO 285    Concept Development (3 units)
or
PHOTO 295    Professional Practices and Portfolio (3 units)


Recommended Electives:
ART 111          Art History: Renaissance to Modern (3 units)
PHOTO 157    Digital Imaging (3 units)
PHOTO 177    Video Capture for Still Photographers (3 units)
PHOTO 190    Studio Photography (3 units)

PHOTO 195    Color Photography (3 units)
PHOTO 200    Portraiture (3 units)

Total Units: 21 units

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