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Awards - Photography and Digital Imaging
Title
Photography and Digital Imaging 
Award Associate of Applied Science 
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into this program for fall and spring semesters only.

Courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

 

 
Program Description

The Photography and Digital Imaging program integrates the latest developments in digital photo technology while maintaining an emphasis on traditional photographic skills such as composition, exposure, camerawork and lighting. Coursework covers metering and lighting techniques, portraiture, product, studio and location photography. You will use digital SLR cameras, high-end digital capture backs and the latest in digital capture technology. The complete digital workflow process is covered, from input to file management through image output. The program will encourage your creativity and individualized expression. You will graduate with a professional portfolio and working knowledge of the professional photographic industry.

 
Program Learning Outcome #1 Apply photographic imaging software skills to meet industry standards 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Demonstrate visual communication and literacy using photographic composition, design and technical skills to express communication objectives 
Program Learning Outcome #3 Employ professional written and oral communication skills 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Analyze a subject and determine an appropriate lighting scheme for that subject 
Program Learning Outcome #5 Assemble photographic tools and equipment needed to meet specific criteria 
Program Learning Outcome #6 Develop dynamic media capture and editing skills 

Course Requirements: First Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 PHDI 1020

 Introduction to Photographic Software

 3.00

 PHDI 1110

 Digital Photography 1

 3.00

 PHDI 1120

 Lighting 1

 3.00

 PHDI 1242

 Photo Assistant Basics

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 Or

 ENGA 1110 Or 

 CMST 1010

 College Composition

 College Composition

 Interpersonal Communication

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 PHDI 1230

 Lighting 2

 3.00

 PHDI 1250

 Digital Photo 2

 3.00

 PHDI 2020

 Photographic Design

 3.00

 PHDI 2110

 Advanced Photographic Software

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 CIST 1106

 History of Photography

 3.00

 PHDI 2120 Or

 PHDI 2130

 Product Photography

 Portrait Photography

 3.00

 PHDI 2180

 Dynamic Media for Photographers

 4.00

 Program Electives

 Choose a course from PHDI, GRPH, WEBI, or Cinema Division Production course that is not required for the program

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 16.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 PHDI 2210

 Portfolio Development and Presentation

 4.00

 PHDI 2430

 Media Business

 3.00

 PHDI 2240

 Photography Internship

 1.00

 Program Electives

 Choose a course from PHDI, GRPH, WEBI, or Cinema Division Production course that is not required for the program

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose a course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 14.00

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

To complete the Photography and Digital Imaging A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of General Education coursework.  This coursework must include a minimum of three credits from MnTC Goal Area 1 and three credits from MnTC Goal Areas, 7, 8, 9 or 10. PHOT 1100 is recommended and is a MnTC Goal Area 6 course.

All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.

Program Elective Courses (6 Credits):

Choose any PHDI, GRPH, WEBI or Cinema Division production courses that are not already required for degree completion.