Friday – November 17, 2017

Photography (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-203-1


For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — To prepare for employment in the photographic industry, 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.

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. Program requirements include the completion of an internship (PHOTO-190). 

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 Pathway — You can earn the Digital Imaging technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information. 


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.


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
eProduction
Television and Video Production

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

PHOTO-101

Digital Fundamental Photography ^

3

 

(1)

 

PHOTO-141

Photoshop for Photographers 1 ‡ ^

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-142

Photoshop for Photographers 2 ‡ ^

3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-103

Digital Photography ‡

3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-121

Commercial Photography ‡

3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-124

Portraiture ‡

3

 

(3)

 

PHOTO-106

View Camera Techniques ‡

3

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-114

Photographic Portfolio ‡

3

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-166

Photographic Management ‡

1

 

(4)

 

PHOTO-173

Photojournalism ‡

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 earning the Digital Imaging diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

 

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

 

Page updated March 2017.