Digital Photography

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Digital Photography
Bachelor of Science
Published May 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes & Requirements

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  • Professional Presentation: Graduates will be able to produce a portfolio of original work for current media and multiple platforms, demonstrating industry standards, personal interest and career specialization.
  • Critical Thinking: Graduates will be able to articulate how they place themselves and their work within a historical and cultural context.
  • Visual Communication: Graduates will be able to use problem-solving processes to produce visually compelling imagery reflective of their personal styles and visions.
  • Business Skills: Graduates will 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: Graduates will 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: Graduates demonstrate the ability to use photographic equipment and software correctly, including proper usage of image manipulation and digital illustration.


Program Courses

Program Courses

FNDA110 Observational Drawing
FNDA135 Image Manipulation
FNDA150 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 & 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
PHOA408 Photography Marketing & Portfolio Package
PHOA409 E-Portfolio
PHOA412 Special Topics II
Program Elective I
Program Elective II
Program Elective III
Program Elective IV

General Education Courses

ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts
COM1010 Introduction to Communications
COM3010 Advanced Communications
ENG1010 Composition and Language
MTH1010 College Math
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 1000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 2000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level
General Education Elective 3000+ level

180 quarter credits required for a Digital Photography Bachelor of Science degree

Program Electives

Program Electives

CC430 Internship II*
DFVA111 Principles of Cinematography (available on ground only)
PH223 Magazine Photography
PH321 Documentary
PH330 Photographic Materials and Processes (available on ground only)
PH334 Sports Photography
PH412 Project Development
PH420 Thesis (available on ground only)
PH435 Figure/Fashion Photography
PH436 Architectural Photography
PHOA406 Internship
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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division 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.