Associate of Applied Science l 63 - 64 credits minimum
Visual Art & Design Department
South City Campus
General Information: (801) 957-4073
Program Information: (801) 957-3361
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Cindy Clark, SCC, 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor: Gordon Storrs, SCC, 1.061MD (801) 957-3361
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
BUDD, Brent - Associate Professor, BFA University of Utah
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica -Assistant Professor, BS Graphic Design, MS Graphic Communications Technology Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, AS General, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Instructor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration
Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting
Program Description: 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.
Career Opportunities: 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.
Transfer/Articulation Information: 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 preprofessional 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 Asst. Professor Terry Martin, email@example.com.
Program Entry Requirements: All students interested in majoring in photography must have their own 35mm, digital SLR camera and/or medium format camera with full manual capabilities. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to continue in the program.
Total Program/Course Fees: $225-$265 in class/lab fees.
Estimated Cost for Students: $1,000 over the two-year period. This is an estimate for the specific photographic supplies that students will need to purchase in order to complete the assignments and outlined objectives. This amount does not include a camera.
Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow Recommended Sequence, completion time is four semesters.
|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 and produce high quality photographic images that exhibit an understanding of visual art and design skills, and visual controls.
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2. Film and Digital Image Capture:
Graduates will demonstrate competent applications and produce images thatvexhibit an understanding of:
- Advanced level exposure control
- Comprehension of Gray Scale/Zone System
- White Balance
- Focus control
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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 Film Negatives and Digital Files: Graduates will demonstrate competent applications of printing both digital files and traditional film to create high quality portfolio level color and/or black and white prints.
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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 theory as it applies to photography.
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