Purpose: The curriculum is designed to prepare students for diverse career options within the field of photography and digital imaging. 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.
1 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.
2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
3 The laboratory science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
4 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.