Digital Photography

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

Student Learning Outcomes

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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.

Program Courses

RS092 College Success
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 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
PHOA208 Business of Photography
PHOA209 Portfolio I
PHOA213 Time-Based Media I
PHOA218 Marketing for Photographers
PHOA222 Web Design for Non-Majors
PHOA223 Advanced Lighting
PHOA232 Portraiture
PHOA233 Advanced Photographic Post-Production
PHOA305 History of Photography II

HU110 College English
HU111 Effective Speaking
HU130 Visual Language & Culture
General Education Requirement
Mathematics Requirement
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement


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Note: The Art Institute of California—San Diego(a campus of Argosy University) 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.