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Applied Design/Media: Photography

Award Type: Associate in Science

The light- and lens-formed image has supplanted the written word as the dominant medium of communication in the 21st century. An AS degree in photography is the doorway to a career in commercial, editorial or artistic photography.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Applied Design/Media: Photography will:

  • Be able to identify and explain terminology, materials, principles, and practices within the discipline of photography and apply them to the production of work for vocational and personal needs.

Program Requirements

A major of 34 units is required for the associate in science degree.

Required core courses (19 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 108 Design 1 on the Computer 3.0
GRPH 108 Design 1 On The Computer 3.0
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
FILM 110 Introduction to Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
GRPH 110 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.0
MMAC 101 Introduction to Multimedia 2.0
MMAC 102 Introduction to Multimedia Lab 1.0
PHTO 110 Basic Photography 3.0
PHTO 170 Digital Photography 3.0

Plus a minimum of 9 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
PHTO 120 Materials and Processes 3.0
PHTO 130 Advanced Black and White Photography 3.0
PHTO 140 Introduction to Color Photography 3.0
PHTO 150 Introduction to Commercial Photography 2.0
PHTO 179A Intro to View Camera 2.0
PHTO 189 Independent Projects 0.0

Plus a minimum of 6 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3.0
ART 104 Art History Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART 106 Art of the 20th Century 3.0
ART 107 Computer Fine Art 3.0
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
FILM 101 Film as Art and Communication 3.0
FILM 102 Hollywood and the American Film 3.0
FILM 111 Intermediate Motion Picture and Video Production 4.0
GRPH 111 Digital Imagery Lab 1.0
GRPH 112 Digital Imagery 3.0

General Education Requirements

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