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NOVA 2012-2013 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 4
  ART  131  Fundamentals of Design I  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
PHT 100 Intro to Photography or 3
  PHT  101  Photography I  
PHT 110 History of Photography 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
ART 122 Drawing II or 4
  ART  132  Fundamentals of Design II  
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
___ General Elective 3
3MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I or 3-4
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab  
1PED/RPK Elective 1
PHT 102 Photography II or 3
  PHT  135  Electronic Darkroom  
Total   17-18
3rd Semester
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I 3
PHT 130 Video I 3
PHT 270 Digital Imaging I 3
PHT Electives 3
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ART 102 History & Appreciation of Art II 3
PHT 227 Photographic Careers 3
PHT 271 Digital Imaging II 3
PHT Electives 6
4___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Photography and Media=65-66

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 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.