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Digital Photography Hero

DigitalPhotography

I want to harness the power of images.

One day, you picked up a camera. And you’ve never put it down. You were captured by the magic of telling stories with pictures. There’s a market for people who constantly find innovative ways to fill the world with their ideas, impressions, and insights. And Digital Photography can help you make a positive impression when you’re ready to match your talents against the competition. From the very start, we’ll guide your development, both creatively and technically. You’ll work with technology similar to what professionals use—it’s a step-by-step process that’s all about preparing you for a future when you can do what you love. You’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty* who are focused on your success.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

The Art Institutes program/s listed below are no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program in the Course Catalog.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Digital Photography

Quarter Credit Hours:
180
Timeframe:
12 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Digital Photography

Outcomes

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Produce a portfolio of original work for current media and multiple platforms, integrating industry standards, personal interest and career specialization.
  • Assess the historical and social impact of photography and evaluate how their photographs fit within this context.
  • Develop a style and vision conveying a personal point of view using problem-solving processes to integrate extraordinary print quality and skillful judgment of aesthetic value.
  • Conceptualize, plan and implement marketing strategies to create a successful business model.
  • Exhibit technical excellence in post-production and demonstrate retouching based on professional parameters; integrate multiple images together to illustrate a concept; and use selection techniques, alpha channels, layer masks, blending modes, and layer techniques demonstrating a mastery of image manipulation techniques.
  • Exhibit technical excellence in digital asset management and demonstrate how to process and manage images and time-based media, employ tools, menus, and keywords, manage and archive digital image files on external sources.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3927 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Associate of Science in Digital Photography

Quarter Credit Hours:
90
Timeframe:
6 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Associate of Science in Digital Photography

Outcomes

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply the industry standards for studio and portrait photography and photojournalism to produce a portfolio of photographic work across multiple platforms.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental style and vision that solves basic photographic problems and integrates superior print quality and proficient judgment of aesthetic value.
  • Apply the elements of marketing and promotion and follow a basic business model.
  • Apply technical merit in lighting and demonstrate inclusion or exclusion of ambient light sources, placement of main light source, degree of diffusion, control of overall lighting contrast, and separation of subject and background.
  • Apply technical merit in post-production and demonstrate the basic elements of retouching based on professional parameters; integrate multiple images together to illustrate a concept, demonstrating proficiency using image manipulation techniques.
  • Apply technical merit in digital asset management and demonstrate how to process and manage images and time-based media, employ tools, menus, and keywords, manage and archive digital image files on external sources.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3602 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Diploma in Digital Image Management

Quarter Credit Hours:
48
Timeframe:
4 Quarters

Gainful Employment

Outcomes

Diploma in Digital Image Management

Outcomes

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • 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.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3243 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Classroom Experience

I get the picture. And I'm up for the challenge.

Glamour, excitement and travel? Maybe. But our program is designed for students who find a certain thrill in putting in long hours, overcoming tough competition, and meeting tight deadlines—all in the pursuit of their passion. To help prepare you for the real world of photography, we’ll start you out with basics like composition, lighting, darkroom techniques, color and design, and the fundamentals of digital photography. We’ll help you apply what you learn both in studios and on location, in natural and artificial light, and in digital formats. You’ll work with tools including digital cameras, slide and transparency scanners, and image manipulation software. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.

What Will I Study?

Digital Photography Study Section

Show me how to tell stories. One frame at a time.

Photography isn’t a hobby. It’s a craft pursued by hard-working, talented professionals who share not just a curiosity about the world, but a commitment to constantly adapting and improving. The Digital Photography curriculum will sharpen your creative edge and technical skills as you study:

  • Digital Photography
  • Color Management
  • Studio Photography
  • Location Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Digital Darkroom
  • Natural & Artificial Light
  • Digital Image Management
  • Editorial Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Business of Photography
  • Studio Techniques



I'm looking for my proving ground.

At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Our Digital Photography degree programs are built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. It’s a daily struggle to champion your ideas and earn your place among the best in your profession. Because it’s tough out there, it’s tough in here. But we’ll support you along every step of your journey. We provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field, as well as internship possibilities. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

 

Miami International University of Art & Design alumni Marlon Munoz I'm challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life. Marlon Munoz
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Miami International University of Art & Design, 2008