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Planner for Visual Arts Transfer - Photography (A.A.)

Official Title of Major: Visual Arts Transfer - Photography, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Photography - see www.aacc.edu

Purpose: In a world saturated by images, photography has become a language of our modern culture. With that in mind, students in the photography program at Anne Arundel Community College will learn to create more expressive and engaging photographs. A wide variety of beginning and advanced courses in both digital and analog photography allow students to explore the many creative possibilities the medium has to offer while also gaining a strong technical foundation in the craft.

Upon completing the photography concentration students are able to transfer to a four-year institution or go straight into the field. Possible professions include a wide variety of applied and creative professions, including but not limited to editorial photographer, studio photographer and fine art photographer.

Students must have a DSLR camera with manually adjustable f-stop and shutter speed controls.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Wilfredo Valladares

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. See an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1  OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours    
Mathematics GER   
3 credit hours    
ART 100 - Two-Dimensional Design  
(Arts & Humanities GER)
3 credit hours     
ART 106 - Introduction to Digital Design  
This course satisfies the Technology Requirement for this degree.
3 credit hours     
ART 120 - Digital Photography 1   3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2  
(English Composition GER)
3 credit hours     
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER   
4 credit hours    
ART 209 - History of Western Art 1  OR
ART 210 - History of Western Art 2  
(Arts and Humanities GER)
3 credit hours    
ART 125 - Drawing 1  
3 credit hours     
ART 121 - Darkroom Photography 1: Black & White   3 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER   
3 credit hours    
Biological & Physical Lab Science GER  
3 credit hours    
Must select from list of approved general education wellness courses. 
3 credit hours    
ART 212 - History of Photography   3 credit hours     
ART 236 - Digital Photography 2   3 credit hours     

Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Social & Behavioral Sciences GER 
(must select different discipline from Term 3)
3 credit hours    
Choose one photography course from the following:
ART 237 - Photojournalism  
ART 238 - Alternative Photographic Process   
ART 239 - Techniques of Photographic Lighting  
ART 278 - Color Darkroom Practicum  
3 credit hours    
ART 231 - Photography Portfolio Development  
1 credit hour     
Choose one course from the following:
ART 102 - Three-Dimensional Design  
ART 131 - Painting 1   *
ART 160 - Video 1  
ART 166 - Graphic Design 1   
ART 200 - Drawing 2   *
ART 237 - Photojournalism  *
ART 238 - Alternative Photographic Process  *
ART 239 - Techniques of Photographic Lighting  *
ART 262 - Image & Design  *
ART 278 - Color Darkroom Practicum  *
(* Courses marked with an asterisk have a prerequisite).
3 credit hours    
Students are recommended to check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.
4 credit hours    


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