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Digital Photography, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum Code: VIC.DPH.AAS (C249C)

 

(Total Program Credits: 60)

 

Have a passion for photography? Learn how to take your skills to the next level. Triton College’s Digital Photography program prepares you to enter the field of photography. In this innovative program, you work with practicing artist-educators to explore the artistic and technical components of digital photography.Throughout the program, you will learn how to operate a dslr camera using manual settings, edit images using Adobe CC software, create professional images using natural, strobe and continuous lighting, develop your eye by exploring the compositional elements of design, and learn the fundamentals of digital video and video editing. For the capstone project you will create a portfolio of your images to be used for self-promotion. Additionally, the AAS degree contains general education courses for students who wish to transfer to a four-year school.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Applied Science Digital Photography Degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  • demonstrate technical proficiency to industry standards using both natural and artificial lighting;
  • demonstrate technical proficiency to industry standards using professional photographic equipment;
  • demonstrate technical proficiency to industry standards using image editing software;
  • create images using design principals; and
  • create a professional portfolio meeting industry standard.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3

VIC 104Computer Art I

3

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3

VIC 162Digital Photography

3

VIC 163Digital Studio Photography

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3

VIC 261Advanced Photoshop #

3

VIC 263Advanced Digital Studio Photography #

3

VIC 264Advanced Digital Photography #

3

VIC 285Digital Video

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Note: Grade of ‘C’ or high is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102. Students must complete RHT 101, with SPE 101, or RHT 101 with RHT 102. Students intending to transfer are encouraged to complete all three courses: RHT 101, RHT 102 and SPE 101 to meet university requirements.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
VIC 165Photography Exploration #

3

VIC 265Photo Production and Lightroom #

3

VIC 288Video Editing

3

General education/Mathematics and/or Science

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
MCM 151Cinema Appreciation

3

VIC 160History of Photography

3

VIC 283Portfolio for Photography #

3

VIC 286Advanced Digital Video #

3

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program Electives (6):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 117Drawing I

3

ART 119Two-Dimensional Design

3

MCM 160Reporting and Writing for Multimedia

3

VIC 100Graphic Design

3

VIC 121Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3

VIC 142Introduction to Illustrator

3

VIC 165Photography Exploration #

3

VIC 172Web Page Design #

3

VIC 273Introduction to Animation

3

VIC 275Designing for Social Media

3

VIC 290Cooperative Work Experience #

1-2

VIC 296Special Topics in Visual Communication

1 - 4

(Select courses that meet the requirements of your transfer college.)

See VIC course descriptions.

Chairperson: Jill LoBianco-Bartalis, Ext. 3528