Digital Photography

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Digital Photography
Bachelor 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:

  • 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.

Program Courses

RS092 College Success
FND110 Observational Drawing
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
PHOA205 Advertising / Art Direction
PHOA207 Editorial Photography
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
PHOA302 Location Photography
PHOA303 Time-Based Media II
PHOA305 History of Photography II
PHOA307 Photographic Essay
PHOA312 Applied Portraiture
PHOA317 Photography Criticism
PHOA332 Special Topics I
PHOA405 Creative Concepts
PHOA406 Internship or Elective 4*
PHOA408 Photography Marketing & Portfolio Package
PHOA409 E-Portfolio
PHOA412 Special Topics II
PHOA419 Portfolio II


HU110 College English
HU111 Effective Speaking
HU130 Visual Language & Culture
HU430 General Education Capstone
Humanities Art Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Requirement – Upper-Division
Humanities Writing Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division
General Education Requirement – Upper-Division
Mathematics Requirement
Mathematics & Sciences Requirement – Upper-Division
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement – Upper-Division


Program Electives

Elective 1*
Elective 2*
Elective 3*
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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.