Photography, Associate in Arts

The Major in Photography is designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career. The Associate in Arts in Photography degree requires completion of the AA-GE pattern (24 units), CSU-GE pattern (40 units), or the IGETC-CSU pattern (37 units). Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and specific transfer institution. Students should consult www.assist.org for current course articulation in their major.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and aesthetics to create and evaluate photographic images.
  2. Demonstrate skills in digital technologies. Including using a digital camera, properly preparing files to print, and creating a final portfolio.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use the traditional tools of photography. Including developing film, printing photographs, and critiquing photographs.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 18 units

ART 006

Color and Design

3

GRART 001A

Digital Imaging

2

GRART 001B

Digital Imaging

2

PHOTO 001A

Introduction to Photography

3

PHOTO 001B

Intermediate Photography

3

PHOTO 003A

Introduction to Digital Photography

3

PHOTO 034

Workshop Projects

2

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 3 units selected from:

ART 007A

Painting I

3

ART 020A

Sculpture I

3

ART 064A

Introductory Ceramics I

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 21

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60