Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3080
First Term: 2016 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-66
CIP Code: 50.0406
Occupational Area: Information Technology

Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2
SOC Code: 25-1121, 27-4021


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Photography is designed to prepare students to use artistic techniques to communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences effectively, and to record events and people through digital photography. It includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and photography operations. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
+ ADA/ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design 3
+ ADA/ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging 3
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art 1
ART131 Photography I 3
+ ART138 Commercial Photography I 3
+ ART139 Commercial Photography II 3

+ ART140 Portrait Photography (3) OR
+ ART237 Fashion Photography (3) 3

ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
+ ART143 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
+ ART234 Color Photography I 3
ART255 Art Marketing 3
+ ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging 3
+ ART297AB Commercial Art Internship 2
COM230 Small Group Communication 3
Credits: 39

Program Competencies
1. Work with traditional design methods to develop two-dimensional concepts. (ADA/ART169)
2. Design two-dimensional images through use of electronic image generation. (ADA/ART169)
3. Apply compositional principles using digital application. (ADA/ART169)
4. Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (ADA/ART177, ART270)
5. Edit graphics and textural information received from external sources through various mediums (hardware). (ADA/ART177, ART270)
6. Execute finished photographic images via hard copy from an appropriate printer. (ADA/ART177, ART270)
7. Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (ART100)
8. Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (ART100, ADA/ART169)
9. Prepare and present quality finished photographs demonstrating aesthetic control of exposure, development, and printing techniques. (ART131)
10. Explain and apply methods for calculating exposure in studio, low light, and natural light. (ART138)
11. Use lighting applications for specialized photographic situations. (ART138)
12. Produce photographs that demonstrate principles of composition and design. (ART138, ART142, ART143)
13. Identify and use current tools and designs for the photographic studio. (ART139)
14. Describe and use large format applications for the photographic studio. (ART139)
15. Design and produce presentation methods for a professional photographic portfolio. (ART139)
16. Apply composition and the principles of design to create the greatest impact on portraits. (ART140, ART237)
17. Integrate the principles of design, and describe their effects on mood and emotion. (ART140, ADA/ART169, ART237)
18. Download images into computer software. (ART142)
19. Perform procedures of image manipulation through changes of resolution, mode selection, and image adjustment. (ART142, ART143)
20. Produce digital images in color and grayscale. (ART142)
21. Use traditional and/or digital color print processing procedures. (ART234)
22. Identify and describe styles and trends in color photography, including digital options. (ART234)
23. Market a product and prepare a portfolio of art and graphics for self-promotion. (ART142, ART255)
24. Apply group and public communication skills orally in professional situations. (COM230)
25. Integrate human relations, communication, and technical skills as an intern in an appropriate business or industry. (ART297AB)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 26, 2016

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