Digital Photography

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Digital Photography
Bachelor 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
  • 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

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Program Courses


GR10110 Fundamentals of Drawing
GR10130 Color Theory
IN31030PH Bachelor’s Internship 1
PH0015PF Portfolio Foundations Photography
PH10111 Introduction to Photoshop
PH10130 Fundamentals of Photography
PH10221 Photo Techniques
PH10231 Fundamentals of Photography II
PH10240 Photographic Design
PH10311 Principles of Lighting
PH10320 Advanced Principles of Photography
PH10330 Color Printing and Design
PH10411 Studio Techniques
PH10432 Advanced Photoshop
PH20511 Advanced Lighting
PH20520 Digital Illustration
PH20522 Photojournalism
PH20531 Architectural Photography
PH20611 Advanced Studio Techniques
PH20621 Digital Photographic Production
PH20630 Marketing and Promotion
PH20631 Survey of Photography
PH20641 Location Photography 1
PH20710 Portfolio Projects I
PH20721 Workshop
PH20722 Editorial Photography
PH20732 Photographic Web Portfolio 1
PH30910 Issues in Contemporary Photography
PH30920 Photojournalism 2
PH30930 Location Photography 2
PH31010 Photographic Communication Concepts
PH31020 Photographic Criticism
PH41110 Portfolio 2
PH41120 Photographic Web Portfolio 2
PH41130 Portfolio Print Lab
PH41210 Portfolio 3
PH41220 Exhibition Print Lab
PH41230 Portfolio and Marketing Package


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
GE10310 World Literature
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE20510 Ethics
GE20530 Sociology
GE20560 Western Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance
GE20580 Economics
GE20710 Aesthetics
GE30990 History of Photography: 1960 to the Present
GE31020 Statistics
LS10110 Computer Science

Total credits needed to graduate: 180

Program Electives

Photography Elective List (Select 2):

AD20770 Conceptual Storytelling
DF10110 Introduction to Video Production
DF10211 Television Studio Production
DF10240 Introduction to Digital Editing
GR10220 Life Drawing
GR30940 Book Arts
IM10220 Digital Typography
IM10330 Introduction to Audio
PH30940 Special Topics in Photography I
PH30950 Special Topics in Photography II

General Education Elective List A (Select 1):

GE10240 Visual Culture of Foods
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE10330 American Government
GE10430 Environmental Science
GE10440 History of Motion Media & Mass Communication
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
GE20610 Theatre Appreciation
GE20810 History of Film

General Education Elective List B (Select 4):

GE30910 Theories of Communication
GE30920 Logic
GE30930 Issues in American Society
GE30940 Literature and Culture
GE30950 Music Appreciation
GE30960 Introduction to Museum Studies
GE30970 History of 20th Century Art
GE30980 Creative Writing
GE31030 Comparative Religions
GE31040 Media & Pop Culture

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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.