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Photography and Motion

Award: Two-Year Diploma
Total Credits for Award: 50.00

Admission Requirements:

First semester courses in the Photography and Motion program require achievement of the following minimum placement:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

The Photography and Motion Diploma utilizes the latest in equipment and software to keep pace with professional industry requirements. Coursework covers strobe and continuous lighting, video, portraiture, advertising, studio and location photography. Image makers today require an understanding of media, design, storytelling and platform specific best practices. The program will encourage individual creativity and expression. You will graduate with a professional portfolio and working knowledge of the photographic industry.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PHMO 1010

 Camera Techniques

 3.00

 PHMO 1030

 Introduction to Editing Software

 3.00

 PHMO 1050

 Lighting 1

 3.00

 PHMO 1070

 Studio Foundations: The Assistant

 3.00

 CMST 1010

 Interpersonal Communications

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PHMO 1210

 Advanced Camera Techniques

 3.00

 PHMO 1230

 Advanced Editing Software

 3.00

 PHMO 1250

 Lighting 2

 3.00

 PHMO 1280

 Video 1

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 13.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PHMO 2330

 Portrait and the Narrative

 3.00

 PHMO 2350

 Visual Design for Photography and Video

 3.00

 PHMO 2380

 Video 2

 3.00

 CIST 1106

 History of Photography

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 12.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 PHMO 2420

 Business of Photography

 3.00

 PHMO 2440

 Portfolio Development & Presentation

 4.00

 PHMO 2460

 Photography Internship

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 10.00

General Education: To complete the Photography and Motion Diploma, students must complete six credits of MnTC coursework. CMST 1010 and CIST 1106 satisfy this requirement.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, and the required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.