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Digital Photography, Associate in Applied Science

Curriculum 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 MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses. Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

VIC 104Computer Art I

3 credits

VIC 161Introduction to Photoshop

3 credits

VIC 162Digital Photography

3 credits

VIC 163Digital Studio Photography

3 credits

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 credits

VIC 261Advanced Photoshop #

3 credits

VIC 263Advanced Digital Studio Photography #

3 credits

VIC 264Advanced Digital Photography #

3 credits

VIC 285Digital Video

3 credits

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 credits

VIC 265Photo Production and Lightroom #

3 credits

VIC 288Video Editing

3 credits

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 credits

VIC 160History of Photography

3 credits

VIC 283Portfolio for Photography #

3 credits

VIC 286Advanced Digital Video #

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Program Electives (6):

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 117Drawing I

3 credits

ART 119Two-Dimensional Design

3 credits

MCM 160Reporting and Writing for Multimedia

3 credits

VIC 100Graphic Design

3 credits

VIC 121Introduction to Adobe InDesign

3 credits

VIC 142Introduction to Illustrator

3 credits

VIC 165Photography Exploration #

3 credits

VIC 172Web Page Design #

3 credits

VIC 273Introduction to Animation

3 credits

VIC 275Designing for Social Media

3 credits

VIC 290Cooperative Work Experience #

1-2 credits

VIC 296Special Topics in Visual Communication

1 - 4 credits

Program Electives should be chosen with your advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Course NumberTitleCredits

General education:

AAS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:15

Total semester hours for program required courses program specific electives and other electives toward the AAS Degree in Digital Photography

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:45

General education Associate in Applied Science requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Two courses (six semester hours). Department choice of RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊ or RHT 101◊ with SPE 101◊. If transferring, it is suggested to take all three courses.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities or Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours are required for graduation; department choice whether courses are taken from each discipline or two courses from same discipline, to include one approved Human Diversity course.
  • Mathematics or Physical or Life Science: One course (three semester hours); review specific program requirements for your selected curriculum.
Course NumberTitleCredits

See VIC course descriptions.

Coordinator: Jill LoBianco-Bartalis, Ext. 3528