Jun 24, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography, A.A.

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CIP: 50.0605

School of Arts and Design, 505-428-1370

Photography studies at SFCC include digital, black and white film, and alternative photographic processes, as well as conceptual and expressive approaches to using photography as a means of communication. Students develop an understanding of historical, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives in photography in addition to learning how to critically analyze an image. Students complete their general and core studies, as well as create a portfolio of their work. The program is designed for maximum transferability to four-year degree programs.

Students should speak to an advisor for updated information on 2+2 and other types of articulation agreements with institutions in and out of state and the latest program accreditation information. Students should select all courses in consultation with an advisor. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisors to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Transfer of Credit  

Students can earn the following certificates related to this degree:

Students can follow the Program Map(s) listed below to complete this program:

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Work competently with a variety of photographic equipment and techniques.
  • Compose, light, stage, capture, modify and print exhibition quality photographs.
  • Describe contemporary and historical perspectives in photography.
  • Analyze photographs for expressive and conceptual content, including composition, meaning, subtext and aesthetic style.
  • Prepare a portfolio appropriate for application to a four-year institution.


General Education Requirements: (32 Credits Min.)

Mathematics (3-7 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4-8 Credits)

The combined total of Mathematics and Laboratory Science areas should equal a minimum of 10 credits.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Humanities (6 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Related Requirements: (13 Credits)

Total 60 Credits Min.

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