Photography

Overview

Photography

Do you love expressing yourself through images and video? From beginning to advanced classes, get the skills you need to become a successful photographer. Study traditional and digital photography and studio lighting. Learn how to run a photography business. And, build a portfolio to showcase your talent.

Careers in Teaching and Commercial Photography

From videography to fine art photography, follow your passion for taking photographs.

  • Start your career as a portrait or wedding photographer. If you like action, get a job as a sports photographer.
  • Work as an architectural photographer and take pictures of buildings. Or, become a freelance photographer.
  • You could be a high school or college photography teacher.

Academic Plans for Photography

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below.

Note: The academic plans give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Photography—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
PHOT 0010 3  
PHOT 0060A 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
PDEV 0001 3  
MATH 0010 or MATH 0013 4

MATH 0010, MATH 0013 or MATH 000D if needed.

TOTAL 16  
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0060B 3
PHOT 0078 3
ENGL 0001B 3
POLS 0001 3
ANTH 0010 or BIOL 0010 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0075 3
PHOT 0065 3
ASTR 0010 3
ASTR 0014 1
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 3
HIST 0027 or HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units
PHOT 0070A 3
PHOT 0092 3
AAD 0012 3
AAD 0079 3
PSYC 0103 or SSCI 0050 or ANTH 0002 3
TOTAL 15

Photography and Video—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
ENGL 0001A 3  
PDEV 0001 3  
PHOT 0060A 3  
AAD 0079 3  
MATH 0010 or MATH 0013 4 MATH 0010, MATH 0013 or MATH 000D if needed.
TOTAL 16  
 Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0078 3
AAD 0082 3
ENGL 0001B 3
POLS 0001 3
ANTH 0010 or BIOL 0010 3
TOTAL 15
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0075 3
PHOT 0070A 3
ASTR 0010 3
ASTR 0014 1
AAD 0093 3
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 3
TOTAL 16
Term 4
Course Units
PHOT 0089 3
PHOT 0076 3
AAD 0012 3
HIST 0027 or HIST 0018A or HIST 0018B 3
PSYC 103 or SSCI 0050 or ANTH 0002 3
TOTAL 15

Photography—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0010 3
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units Notes
PHOT 0075 3  
PHOT 0078 3  
PHOT 0085 or PHOT 0065 2

PHOT 0085: Photojournalism is only offered during the spring semester.

PHOT 0065: Documentary Photography is only offered during the fall semester.

TOTAL 8

 

Term 3
Course Units Notes
PHOT 0070A 3  
PHOT 0080 3 PHOT 0065 should also be taken if PHOT 0085 was not taken in the fall.
TOTAL 6  
Term 4
Course Units
AAD 0079 3
PHOT 0070B 3
PHOT 0088 3
TOTAL 9

Photography and Video—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
PHOT 0075 3
AAD 0079 3
TOTAL 9
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0076 3
PHOT 0078 3
PHOT 0089 3
TOTAL 9
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0070A 3
AAD 0082 3
AAD 0093 3
TOTAL 9

Alternative Processes in Photography—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0060B 3
TOTAL 3
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0092 3
TOTAL 3

Color Photography—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0075 3
PHOT 0078 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0080 3
PHOT 0090N 1
TOTAL 4

Digital Imaging—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
PHOT 0075 3
TOTAL 6
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0076 3
PHOT 0078 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0080 3
TOTAL 3

Landscape Photography—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0090L 1
PHOT 0078 3
TOTAL 4
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0080 3
PHOT 0090N or PHOT 0090T 1
TOTAL 4

Narrative Photography—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0060B 3
PHOT 0078 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units Notes
PHOT 0065 3  
PHOT 0090T 1 Recommended by the department but not required for certificate.
PHOT 0080 or AAD 0079 3  
TOTAL 7

 

Term 4
Course Units
PHOT 0085 2
TOTAL 2

Photographic Processes—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0060B 3
PHOT 0078 3
TOTAL 6
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0075 3
PHOT 0080 3
TOTAL 6

Portrait, Fashion and Wedding Photography—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units
PHOT 0060A 3
TOTAL 3
Term 2
Course Units
PHOT 0070A 3
PHOT 0078 3
PHOT 0088 3
PHOT 0090P 0.5
TOTAL 9.5
Term 3
Course Units
PHOT 0070B 3
PHOT 0090J 0.5
TOTAL 3.5

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