Digital Photography

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Digital Photography
Associate of Science
Published January 1, 0001

Student Learning Outcomes

The Associate of Science in Digital Photography at The Art Institute of Indianapolis has been placed on student achievement show-cause by their accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”), due to material noncompliance with its retention rate standard of 60%.

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  • Demonstrate knowledge and control of the photographic process, including image manipulation, photo retouching, color management, printing, network use and digital asset management
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a large, multi-functional commercial photographic studio, its business and operations, including key concepts of business plans, competitive business strategies, human resources, database management, and financial principles
  • Create advanced market research including branding, competitive analysis, and direct marketing
  • Demonstrate proficiency with professional capture formats
  • Apply advanced principles of color management
  • Utilize raster-imaging software for image manipulation and output
  • Demonstrate proficiency with motion software for webpage design
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills when speaking to a client, model or photographic team
  • Work effectively in a team environment while assisting on a photography shoot
  • Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
  • Define and enrich a concept using the results of a problem solving process
  • Exhibit conviction and commitment to quality in all work
  • Demonstrate lighting skills in the studio and on location
  • Use tungsten and electronic-flash equipment
  • Develop a sense of business and personal ethics
  • Determine a career track
  • Demonstrate creativity on demand
  • Use acquired skills to define personal style and vision
  • Assemble a portfolio

    Program Courses

    Core Curriculum Requirements
    DPH114 Color Management
    DPH201 Digital Photographic Production
    DPH204 Advanced Principles of Photography
    GD101 Drawing and Perspective
    GD102 Fundamentals of Design
    GD104 Color Theory
    GD113 Typography
    GD114 Digital Imaging
    GD123 Design Concepts
    GD211 Digital Illustration
    GD301 Professional Practice
    PHG110 Principles of Photography
    PHG120 Lighting
    PHG130 Survey of Photography
    PHG140 Large Format Photography
    PHG150 Photographic Design
    PHG330 Studio Photography
    PHG340 Location Photography
    PHG350 Portraiture Photography
    PHG380 Photojournalism
    RS111 Business Law
    RS121 Fundamentals of Marketing
    RS201 Portfolio Preparation
    RS202 Portfolio Presentation

    Total Required Core Curriculum Credits 72

    General Education Requirement
    GE110 English Composition
    GE115 Critical Thinking
    GE120 College Mathematics
    GE130 Art History
    GE140 Speech and Communication
    GE160 Psychology

    Total Required General Education Credits 24

    Total Credits Required for Graduation 96

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    Note: The Art Institute of Indianapolis 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.