Photography: AS Degree

A comprehensive degree with an emphasis in digital or traditional photography for students interested in working in the photography field. This program offers two options: traditional and digital.

Career Opportunities

Photographic Assistant, Digital Darkroom Technician, Color Management Controller, Fine Art Photography, Newspaper Photographer, Weddings/Event Photographer, Commercial Photography, Portrait Photography, Fine Art Photography, Editorial Photography, Documentary Photography, Photographic Lab Technician, Photographic Assisting, Digital Imaging Artist, Photo Retoucher.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically evaluate and understand the aesthetic, cultural, and political development of Photography in historical and contemporary cultures.
  2. Create finished images for professional/fine art applications based on principles of effective design and communication.
  3. Translate concepts and visual experience into images.
  4. Present finished design products for peer, professional or academic review.
  5. Evaluate and critique photographic work and receive criticism from others.
Required Core Courses
PHOT-120Foundations of Photography3
PHOT-123Advanced Darkroom Photography3
PHOT-150Beginning Digital Photography3
PHOT-151Intermediate Digital Photography3
PHOT-180History of Photography3
PHOT-200Lighting for Photography 13
PHOT-210Lighting for Photography 23
PHOT-230Lifestyle Photography3
BUSI-101Business Planning I3
BUSI-102Business Planning II3
Total Units30

To receive an Associate Degree, students must complete 60 degree applicable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0. Students must also complete the NVC General Education pattern to earn an Associate degree. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.