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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree AL

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ART 121 Drawing I or ART 131 Fundamentals of Design I 4
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PHT 100 Intro to Photography or PHT 101 Photography I 3
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
___ ___    General Elective 3
PHT 102 Photography II or PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom 3
1PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
ART 122 Drawing II or ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
3MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or 3-4
     Natural Science/Lab Elective  
Total   17-18
3rd Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3
PHT 130 Video I 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I 3
PHT PHT    Electives 3
Total   15
4th Semester
4___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
PHT 227 Photographic Careers 3
PHT 271 Digital Imaging II 3
PHT PHT    Electives 6
Total   18
Total credits for the Photography A.A.S.=65

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.