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Photographic Technology (APPHOT)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Description

This program provides a comprehensive foundation in digital and film based photography. Through a combination of required basic courses and specialized elective courses, the student customizes the program to his or her particular interest in the photographic industry. Students have opportunities to work with a variety of advanced photographic equipment including digital cameras, view cameras, traditional darkroom, and various types of studio and location lighting systems. Graduating students produce professional portfolios and self-promotional materials to find employment in a variety of areas such as photographic assisting, photojournalism, fine art, freelance, portrait and wedding photography. Students also complete the program to use photography as a means of personal expression, and as preparation for transferring to four-year baccalaureate programs.

Students should choose the appropriate faculty for academic advising based on their last name: Terry Abrams (A-G), Jennifer Baker (H-O), Donald Werthmann (P-Z).

Articulation

Brooks Institute of Photograpy, BA degree;
College for Creative Studies, BFA degree;
Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees;
Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Terry Abrams, Jennifer Baker, Donald Werthmann

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
Elective(s) Speech ** 3
Elective(s) Writing *** 4
PHO 110 Introduction to the Darkroom 1
PHO 111 Photography I 4
PHO 127 Digital Photo Imaging I * 4
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
PHO 117 Introduction to the Studio 4
PHO 122 or Darkroom Techniques
PHO 129 Black and White Digital Imaging 4
Elective(s) Math **** 4
Restricted Courses 1 - Complete additional credits from the PHO electives (100 level and above) and/or the following courses: ANI 150, ANI 155, ANI 160, GDT 100, GDT 104, GDT 106, GDT 107, GDT 108, GDT 112, VID 105, VID 125, WEB 110, WEB 157 3
Total 15
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
PHO 103 History of Photography ***** 3
PHO 211 or Large Format Photography
PHO 220 Advanced Studio Techniques 3
PHO 228 Digital Photo Imaging II 4
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Restricted Courses 2 - Complete additional credits from the PHO electives (100 level and above) and/or the following courses: ANI 150, ANI 155, ANI 160, GDT 100, GDT 104, GDT 106, GDT 107, GDT 108, GDT 112, VID 105, VID 125, WEB 110, WEB 157 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
PHO 230 Portfolio Projects 3
PHO 231 Portfolio Seminar 4
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 4
Restricted Courses 3 - Complete additional credits from the PHO electives (100 level and above) and/or the following courses: ANI 150, ANI 155, ANI 160, GDT 100, GDT 104, GDT 106, GDT 107, GDT 108, GDT 112, VID 105, VID 125, WEB 110, WEB 157 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
61

Footnotes

*PHO 127 fulfills the Computer and Information Literacy general education requirement
**COM 101 or COM 102 is recommended
***ENG 100 or ENG 111 is recommended
****MTH 125 is recommended
****PHO 103 fulfills the Arts and Humanities general education requirement

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