Jul 12, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 
SFCC Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography, A.A.A.

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CIP: 50.0406
School of Arts and Design, 505-428-1731

The A.A.A. in Photography degree prepares students for entry level work in, among others, advertising, editorial and fine arts photography. The program includes digital, black and white film, and non-silver techniques 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. The program of study includes an internship component and business courses in order to build practical marketplace skills. Students complete their studies by creating a portfolio of their work of sufficient quality to obtain work in photography and launch a freelance business. Students should select all courses in consultation with an advisor.

NOTE: A.A.A. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the section on Transfer of Credit , or speak with an academic advisor.

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

Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work competently with digital photographic equipment and techniques.
  • Compose, light, stage, capture, modify and print exhibition quality photographs.
  • Analyze photographs for expressive and conceptual content, including composition, meaning, subtext and aesthetic style.
  • Demonstrate professional and entrepreneurial work skills in photo-related industries.

Students can earn the following certificates related to this degree:

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Related Requirements: (21 Credits)

Total 62 Credits Min.

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