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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

FINE ARTS  
Associate of Applied Arts Degree AL, WO


Purpose: 

The Photography specialization is designed for students who seek employment in the applied arts field. Course work will stress both technical and aesthetic elements, enabling students to solve a wide range of visual problems with imagination and originality.

Recommended Preparation:  Proficiency in high school English, basic computer skills, and satisfactory aptitude in visual art.

Equipment and Supplies: Photography students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally-oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the first photography class and can be used throughout the two-year program..

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 101 History & Appreciation of Art I 3
ART 121 Drawing I 4
ART 131 Fundamentals. of Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PHT 100 Intro to Photography or 3
  PHT  101  Photography I  
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   18
2nd Semester
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ART 122 Drawing II 4
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PHT 102 Photography II or PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom or PHT 270 Digital Imaging 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
3___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___ ___    PHT or General Elective 4
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
PHT Elective 3
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
Total   16
4th Semester
3___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   13
Total credits for the Photography Specialization=65

1 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.