2017-2018 Program Requirements APPHOT

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 Photography, 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: View Articulation Agreements

Contact Information

Division
Business/Computer Technologies
Department
Digital Media Arts Dept
Advisors
Terry Abrams (advises students with last name beginning A-G)
Jennifer Baker (advises students with last name beginning H-O)
Donald Werthmann (advises students with last name beginning P-Z)

Requirements

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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
PHO 111   Photography I 4
PHO 122   Film and Darkroom Photography 3
PHO 127   Digital Photo Imaging I * 4
Elective(s)   Writing ** 4
Total 15
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
PHO 117   Introduction to the Studio 4
PHO 129   Black and White Digital Imaging 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 3
Elective(s)   Math *** 4
Total 15
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
PHO 103   History of Photography **** 3
PHO 211 or Large Format Photography I  
PHO 220   Advanced Studio Techniques ***** 3
PHO 228   Digital Photo Imaging II 4
    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 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
PHO 230   Portfolio Projects 3
PHO 231   Portfolio Seminar 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 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3 - 4
Elective(s)   Speech ****** 3
Total 16 - 17
Total Credits Required
62 - 63

Footnotes

*PHO 127 fulfills the Computer and Information Literacy general education requirement
**ENG 100 or ENG 111 is recommended
***MTH 125 is recommended
****PHO 103 fulfills the Arts and Humanities general education requirement
*****PHO 220 requires that the prerequisite course, PHO 116, be taken prior to or concurrently with PHO 222
******COM 101 or COM 102 is recommended