Photographic Technology (PHT.AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

Arts and Communication

Orchard Ridge and Royal Oak Campuses

This program provides professional and technical experience in still black and white, color and digital photography. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary for graduates to be employed as photographers, photographic assistants and lab technicians in business, industry, advertising, journalism, medical institutions, studios and schools. Graduates may also be self-employed as professional photographers and retailers.

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Major Requirements
PHO 12201Fundamentals of Photography 3
PHO 1500Advanced Photography3
PHO 1550History of Photography3
PHO 1700Beginning Digital Photography4
PHO 2050Studio Photography3
PHO 2100Color Photography3
PHO 2110Advanced Color Photography3
PHO 2700Advanced Digital Photography4
Complete one of the following courses:2-4
Special Projects in Photography2
Special Projects in Photography3
Special Projects in Photography4
Complete one of the following courses:2-3
Special Projects in Digital Photography2
Special Projects in Digital Photography3
Secondary Requirements
Select 9 to 12 credits from the following:9-12
Basic Drawing 3
Basic Design 3
Art Appreciation 3
Interpersonal Communication 3
Graphic Design3
Introduction to Film 3
Introduction to Media Technology3
Fundamentals of Digital Video4
Advanced Digital Video4
Required Supportive Courses
Select 9 credits from the following:9
American Art3
Introduction to Business4
Small Business Basics3
Business Mathematics3
Mass Media and Society3
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses48-54
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)0 or 3
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Social Science (3-credits)3
Written Communication (3-credits)3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0-5
Total Credit Hours62-66

 Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.

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