Digital Photography

Course Listing

Digital Photography
Associate of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

  • 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 web page 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
  • 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

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Program Courses


PH0015PF Portfolio Foundations Photography
PH10111 Introduction to Photoshop
PH10130 Fundamentals of Photography
PH10231 Fundamentals of Photography II
PH10240 Photographic Design
PH10311 Principles of Lighting
PH10330 Color Printing and Design
PH10411 Studio Techniques
PH10432 Advanced Photoshop
PH20511 Advanced Lighting
PH20520 Digital Illustration
PH20522 Photojournalism
PH20611 Advanced Studio Techniques
PH20630 Marketing and Promotion
PH20641 Location Photography 1
PH20710 Portfolio Projects I
PH20721 Workshop
PH20732 Photographic Web Portfolio 1
PH20810 Portfolio Projects 2


GE10110 English Composition I
GE10120 Art History: Prehistoric to Mannerist
GE10130 History of Photography
GE10210 English Composition II
GE10220 College Math
GE10230 Art History: Baroque to Contemporary
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE20510 Ethics
GE20530 Sociology
GE20580 Economics
GE20710 Aesthetics
LS10110 Computer Science

Total credits needed to graduate: 93

Program Electives

General Education Elective List (Select 1):

GE10240 Visual Culture of Foods
GE10310 World Literature
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE10330 American Government
GE10430 Environmental Science
GE10440 History of Motion Media & Mass Communication
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
GE20560 Western Civilization Ancient to Renaissance
GE20610 Theatre Appreciation
GE20810 History of Film
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Note: The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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.