Nov 30, 2023
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A. (code AA.ART.PHOTO)
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60 credit hours.
Purpose: For students interested in pursuing professional training, transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment by concentrating in photography.
Transfer credit for some courses may depend on portfolio evaluation. The final authority for accepting credit lies with the four-year institution. Students are encouraged to research potential transfer schools and work with an adviser early to facilitate a successful transfer. Information on transfer is available in Counseling, Advising and Retention Services.
Notice to Students: Students enrolled in the Photograph Option degree program will need to supply the following equipment and supplies:
- 35mm Single Lens Reflex Camera
- Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
- External hard drive - digital storage device
- Black and white film and paper
Range of Occupations
Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
AACC faculty developed the following sequence of courses to encourage greater success in each student’s program of study. This sequence incorporates all of the student’s admissions requirements for this degree and provides the student with essential notes to guide their success. It is recommended that students view and save this as they plan courses for this degree.
General Education Requirements: 31-37 credits
An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Interdisciplinary Studies, Computer Technology or Mathematics: 3-4 credits
See General Education Requirements for a list of approved courses.
Program Requirements: 23-29 credits
Choose one of the following: (3 credits)
Electives (with approval of department chair): 1-7 credits
Recommend ART courses listed below as electives:
Computer Competency Requirement
ART 106 meets this requirement .
Students may satisfy the diversity requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences general education requirements, health/fitness/wellness or elective requirement. See Diversity Requirement for a list of approved courses.
Related Educational Opportunities
Agreements may exist for this program of study. To access agreements, go to Transfer Services.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of visual arts history, processes and terminology.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of visual design.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to apply principles of photographic image capture, manipulation, print and production.
- Develop a personal statement, style and portfolio to present at interviews for both transfer and job-related activities.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies. For a full list of Core Competencies, click here.