This newly updated program provides students a broad perspective of digital photography. Students will be instructed on the use of digital cameras, composition, lighting, and portraiture. Several photography electives are available for the student to gain a deeper understanding of topics that interest them. General electives allow for student exploration in other topics in the liberal arts. Equipment such as mirrorless and DSLR camera bodies, lenses, lights, audio equipment, and video stabilizers are available for checkout at no extra cost to the student. A computer lab allows student access to the latest industry-leading video editing and photo manipulation software.
 
Course Outline
 
Technical Required Courses
(12 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PHOT 1015 Lightroom
PHOT 1016 Classic Portraiture
PHOT 1019 Digital Cameras and Photography Concepts I
PHOT 1024 Photoshop I
PHOT 1027 Advanced Portrait Techniques
PHOT 1028 Commercial Photography I
PHOT 2032 On-Location Portraiture
PHOT 2034 Photoshop II
PHOT 2035 Off-Camera Flash Photography
PHOT 2040 Video Production I
PHOT 2042 Photographic Presentations
PHOT 2048 Photography Business Development
Total Credits: 36  
 
Technical Elective Courses
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Photography Elective Courses
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PHOT 1020 Digital Camera and Photography Concepts II
PHOT 2030 Commercial Photography II
PHOT 2033 Wedding Photography
PHOT 2041 Basic Photo Business Applications
PHOT 2043 Video Editing and Motion Graphics
PHOT 2044 Video Production II
PHOT 2046 Portrait Portfolio
PHOT 2050 Real Estate Photography
PHOT 2051 High-Volume Photography
PHOT 2057 Internship
Total Credits: 9  
 
General Education Elective Courses
Take two classes from Goal Area 1 (one ENGL and one CMST course). Take any classes from at least two additional goal areas to complete the 15-credit requirement. Students must take classes from at least three of the ten goal areas to meet Minnesota Transfer Curriculum standards.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
 
General Education Elective Course List
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 15  
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Take two classes from Goal Area 1 (one ENGL and one CMST course).
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 1210 Introduction to Communication
CMST 2200 Public Speaking
CMST 2250 Small Group Communication
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
(this course is not required but is recommended)
Take two classes from Goal Area 1 (one ENGL and one CMST course).
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ENGL 1210 College Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing
 
General Education Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Goal Areas 7, 8 or 9 (3-6 credits)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ECON 1900 Personal Finance
ECON 1950 Introduction to Economics
SOC 1070 Marriage and Family Living
SPAN 1070 Beginning Spanish I
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
(3-6 credits)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ART 1040 Survey in Art
ART 1060 History of Modern Art
ART 1070 Women in Art
ART 1200 Introduction to Art Studio
ART 1300 Printmaking I
ART 1400 Drawing I
ART 1440 Watercolor
ART 2260 Elementary Art Education
ART 2300 Two-Dimensional Design
ART 2310 Three-Dimensional Design and Color
ART 2600 Ceramics
ART 2610 Painting
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 60