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Photography
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-203-1


For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview
— This associate degree program prepares you for employment in the photographic industry. Throughout the coursework, you will use professional equipment and methods to master the skills necessary for this highly visual, creative and exacting profession. Each of the laboratory/studio areas is equipped with state-of-the-art traditional and digital cameras, lighting, processing and finishing equipment. Courses required to complete the associate degree are offered during the day, with many foundation and elective courses offered in the evenings. Program requirements include the completion of an internship (PHOTO-190). 

Students are required to own a Canon or Nikon D-SLR camera with manual exposure controls, adjustable apertures and shutter speeds, and interchangeable lens capabilities in order to complete course requirements.

You should have normal color and depth perception, visualization ability, and a well-developed imagination with a talent for visual problem-solving. Characteristics that will contribute to your success in the field of photography include clean work habits and studio maintenance skills. It is essential for you to be able to communicate with customers and professionals from allied fields, such as commercial artists and printers.

 

Career Outlook — Photographers are employed in the fields of commercial/advertising, industrial, and portrait photography. Photojournalism is an option, as are employment opportunities in photographic sales and as technical representatives. Graduates also may be hired for positions as studio/location personnel specializing in digital imaging applications.


Added Career Value — You can earn the Digital Imaging technical diploma on the way to completing this degree program. 


Program Learning Outcomes
:

  • Graduates are technically and artistically prepared for entry-level employment in the photographic industry
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will present a professional-quality portfolio
  • Students will demonstrate the Core Abilities (critical thinking, communication work habits, using technology)
  • Students will demonstrate digital photography skills learned throughout the program

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:
Digital Media Technician
Digital Output Specialist
Photographer
Photojournalist
Wedding/Portrait Photographer

 

Related Programs:
Digital Imaging
Graphic Design
Interactive Media
Television and Video Production

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

PHOTO-101

Digital Fundamental Photography ^

3

(1)

 

PHOTO-106

View Camera Techniques ‡ ^

3

 

(1)

 

PHOTO-107

Photographic Trends ^

1

 

(2)

 

PHOTO-108

Photographic Lighting ‡ ^

 3

 

(2)

PHOTO-130

Photographic Composition ^

      3

(2)

 

PHOTO-139

Measurement Techniques ‡ ^

 3

 

(2)

 

PHOTO-141

Color Photography 1 ‡ ^

 3

 

(3)

PHOTO-103

Digital Photography ‡

 3

(3)

 

PHOTO-121

Commercial Photography ‡

 3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-124

Portraiture ‡

 3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-142

Color Photography 2 ‡

 3

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-114

Photographic Portfolio ‡

 3

 

(4)

PHOTO-166

Photographic Management

      1

(4)

 

PHOTO-173

Photo Journalism ‡

 3

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-180

Industrial Photography ‡

 3

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-190

Photographic Internship ‡

 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

 

 

 


ENG-151 and


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

 

 


MATH-123


Math with Business Applications ‡ ^


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series MATH course

 

 

 


NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

 

 


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

 

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed      6  

 

 

PHOTO-102

Introduction to Digital Photography

 

 

 

PHOTO-104

Digital Color Management for the Graphic Industry

 

PHOTO-115

Advanced Digital Photography

 

 

PHOTO-126

Advanced Studio Lighting ‡

 

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 69

Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward the Digital Imaging diploma program.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.