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Visual Art & Design

Photography

Photography Emphasis

CTE Associate of Applied Science (AAS) 
63 - 64 credits minimum
Photography is widely used in visual art and design, including fine art. Students who elect to pursue the Photography Emphasis will become acquainted with, and gain competencies in, all aspects of the photographic arts. Competencies will include: film & digital camera operation, studio & existing lighting control, working in both digital & film environments to produce color & black and white imagery, along with business practices & photo history. Students also prepare a professional exit portfolio, a required component of the Photography Emphasis; designed to obtain an entry-level job within one of the many photography related career paths, work as freelance photographer, or continue their education for an advanced art degree. Students must have access to fully adjustable camera equipment (digital SLR recommended) and additional equipment and supplies as required for this program and its various courses.


Career Opportunities

Photographers provide traditionally (film) and digitally produced images appropriate for use in advertising and design applications including; web, stock, commercial, and editorial photography. Professional photography positions such as freelance photographer, portrait photographer, fine art photographer, commercial photographer, photographic assistant, digital lab tech / lab aide, photographic representative and sales person may be attainable by the student.