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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Photography Specialization
Associate of Applied Arts Degree AL, WO


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 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
ART 122 Drawing II 4
ART 132 Fundamentals of Design II 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PHT 102 Photography II or 3
  PHT  135  Electronic Darkroom or  
  PHT  270  Digital Imaging  
Total   18
3rd Semester
3___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___ PHT or General Elective 4
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
PHT Elective 3
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
3___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
4___ Social Science Elective 3
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.