Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
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Program Information 801-957-3361
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Academic Advisor SCC, 1.061ME, 801-957-3114
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Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s)
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.
Photography is widely used in visual art and design, including fine art. Students who elect to pursue the AAS Degree in Visual Art & Design’s Photography Emphasis will become acquainted with, and gain competencies in, all aspects of the photographic arts. Competencies will include: film and digital camera operation, studio and existing lighting control, working in both digital and film environments to produce color and black and white imagery. This prepares students to work as freelance photographers or continue their education for an advanced degree. Students will learn various visual art business practices and they will prepare a professional portfolio. The final and exit portfolio is a required component of the Photography Program and is designed to obtain an entry-level job within one of the many photography related career paths.
The photography emphasis student must have access to fully adjustable camera equipment (digital SLR) and additional equipment and supplies as required for this program and its various courses.
Photographers provide traditionally and digitally produced images appropriate for use in advertising and design applications including; web, stock, commercial, and editorial photography. Photographers also work as portrait, documentary and fine art photographers. Students who follow this track will earn an AAS Degree in Visual Art & Design/Photography Emphasis. Professional photography positions such as freelance photographer, portrait photographer, fine art photographer, commercial photographer, photographic assistant, digital lab tech / lab aid, photographic representative and sales person will be attainable by the student.
This AAS Degree is currently not transferable to four year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre- professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis. Students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution in Photography should contact Associate Professor Whitney King Hyans, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estimated Cost for Students
A minimum cost for course Lab Fees is $700.
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
In addition to tuition and fees, Photography students may expect to pay at least $1,500 for books and supplies needed for classes, projects and portfolio development in this two-year program.
Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow Recommended Sequence, completion time is four semesters.
Program Entry Requirements
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with computers.
All students interested in majoring in photography must have their own 35mm, digital SLR camera and/or medium format camera with full manual capabilities.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
||1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
1. Foundations of Art: Graduates will demonstrate competent application of visual art and design skills by producing high quality photographic images relating to commercial and/or fine art photography.
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2. Image Capture: Graduates will demonstrate in photographic imagery, an acquired knowledge of and ability to apply:
- Advanced exposure control
- Gray Scale / Zone System
- White Balance
- Photographic Composition
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|3. Computation/Marketing/Business Skills: Graduates will demonstrate competent applications of business and marketing knowledge, professionalism, & communication skills for employment within the photographic industry.
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|4. Printing Negatives and Digital Files: Graduates will demonstrate competent printing skills with negatives and digital files to produce a high quality professional portfolio.
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|5. Natural / Existing Light and Artificial Light: Graduates will produce high quality images that exhibit an industry level understanding and control of light as it applies to photography.
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