Digital Photography

Course Listing

Digital Photography
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Published June 1, 2016
This program can be completed on ground, blended (plus) or online.

Student Learning Outcomes

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4602 for complete Gainful Employment information for this degree.
  • Professional Presentation - Produce a portfolio of original work for current media and multiple platforms, demonstrating industry standards, personal interest and career specialization
  • Critical Thinking - Articulate how they place themselves and their work within a historical and cultural context
  • Visual Communication - Use problem-solving processes to produce visually compelling imagery reflective of their personal styles and visions
  • Business Skills - Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, plan and implement marketing strategies and a business model reflective of industry standards, while demonstrating personal motivation and ethical practices
  • Knowledge - Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the theory of applied photography and demonstrate practical technical excellence gained in their various areas of photographic studies
  • Digital Skills - Demonstrate the ability to use photographic equipment and software correctly, including proper usage of image manipulation and digital illustration

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 180
Program-Specific Courses: 132

FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
PHOA101 Principles of Photography
PHOA102 Introduction to Photography Applications
PHOA103 Digital Image Management
PHOA105 Photojournalism
PHOA112 Photographic Design
PHOA113 Lighting
PHOA115 History of Photography I
PHOA122 View Camera Theory
PHOA123 Color Management and Printing
PHOA202 Studio Photography
PHOA203 Photographic Post-Production
PHOA205 Advertising/Art Direction
PHOA208 Business of Photography
PHOA209 Portfolio I
PHOA212 Editorial photography
PHOA213 Time-Based Media I
PHOA222 Web Design for Non-Majors
PHOA223 Advanced Lighting
PHOA232 Portraiture
PHOA233 Advanced Photographic Post-Production
PHOA302 Location Photography
PHOA303 Time-Based Media II
PHOA305 History of Photography II
PHOA307 Photographic Essay
PHOA308 Marketing for Photographers
PHOA309 Portfolio II
PHOA312 Applied Portraiture
PHOA315 Creative Concepts
PHOA317 Photography Criticism
PHOA332 Special Topics I
PHOA406 Internship
PHOA408 Photography Marketing and Portfolio Package
PHOA409 E-Portfolio
PHOA412 Special Topics II

General Education Credits: 48

MAT100 College Mathematics
COM101 Oral Communications
PSY101 Psychology
HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
ENG104 Composition
GE2024 Art History I
GE2084 Writing II
GE3004 Art History II
GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
GE3024 Environmental Science

Program Electives

Program-Related Electives: Select Three

All BFA Digital Photography students should meet with Academic Director/Program Coordinator for selection of Program-Related Electives based on students’ area of interest.

General Program Electives: Select Four

GWDA204 Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
GWDA112 Typography-Traditional
DFVA101 Survey of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
DFVA111 Principles of Cinematography
Other courses may be subject to Academic Director/Program Coordinator approval upon request
* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter.

General Education Electives:
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)


ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
ENG310 Topics in American Literature
ENG311 Topics in British Literature
ENG312 Women in Literature
GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
GE3054 Myths & Mythology
GE3084 Creative Writing
GE3114 Film Appreciation
GE4014 Survey of World Religions
GE4024 Western Civilization
GE4044 Southern Fiction
GE4064 Spanish

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

SOC101 Sociology
GE2054 Social Psychology
GE3074 Principles of American Politics

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Note: The Art Institute of Charlotte (a campus of South University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.