Digital Photography

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Demonstrate proficiency with professional capture formats
  • Apply advanced principles of color management
  • Utilize raster-imaging software for image manipulation and output
  • Demonstrate proficiency with HTML and 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
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • 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
  • Identify and apply basic concepts of running a business
  • 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
  • Explore non-traditional methods of photography and image production
  • Develop an understanding of modern critical thought and the effects of photography on society and culture
  • Author innovative concepts
  • Examine the legal concerns and challenges of professional photography
  • Create a business and marketing plan
  • Identify and adapt to current market and trends
  • Execute concepts to multiple platforms

Program Courses


ART101 Drawing & Perspective
ART102 Fundamentals of Design
BUS121 Fundamentals of Marketing
BUS225 Copyright Law
BUS299 Internship
DFVP131 Introduction to Video
GD106 Typography – Traditional
GD107 Digital Imaging
GD121 Design Layout
GD215 Typography - Hierarchy
GD413 Digital Portfolio
IMD121 Web Scripting
IMD215 Digital Video Editing
PHG103 Digital Color Theory
PHG110 Principles of Photography
PHG115 Intermediate Photography
PHG120 Lighting
PHG130 Survey of Photography
PHG150 Photographic Design
PHG160 History of Photography I
PHG207 Digital Darkroom
PHG217 Digital Darkroom II
PHG220 Advanced Lighting
PHG230 Editorial Photography
PHG240 Photo Criticism
PHG260 Business of Photography
PHG313 Photo Art Direction
PHG320 History of Photography II
PHG330 Studio Photography
PHG340 Location Photography
PHG350 Portrait Photography I
PHG355 Portrait Photography II
PHG360 Marketing & Promotions
PHG370 Photo Essay I
PHG380 Photojournalism
PHG420 Fashion Photography
PHG430 Photo Essay II
PHG440 Architectural Photography
PHG450 Exhibition Printing
PHG455 Portfolio Preparation
PHG470 Business Operations & Management
PHG475 Portfolio Presentation


COM101 Communication for College & Career Success
COM140 Speech & Communication
COM443 Advanced Communications
ENG110 English Composition
HUM201 Historical & Political Issues
MTH105 College Algebra

Credits Required 126

Credits Required 32


Program Electives

Credits Required 22

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Note: The Art Institute of Las Vegas 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.