• Integrated Media: Photography Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

    The Integrated Media: Photography program balances personal artistic development with an intensive focus on technical skills and building commercially-viable sensibilities. Students explore contemporary photographic applications of digital technology: composition, portraiture, digital workflow and media management, studio and location lighting, applications of DSLR video and freelance business practices. Students will also receive a strong foundation in digital photo enhancement and manipulation techniques. Working in creative design teams, students create both print and Web-based projects in a real-world environment. Each student is responsible for creating a traditional printed portfolio and a Web-based portfolio upon completion of the program.

    The photography facilities include fully equipped studios for portraiture, product and fashion photography. Students have access to a wide variety of professional equipment: specialized cameras, camera lenses, strobe and constant lighting equipment as well as a Mac computer lab equipped with current photo software.

    Graduates of the associate degree program are prepared to seek entry-level jobs such as photography assistant, studio manager, freelance photographer, photo editor, digital imaging specialist and retoucher. While attending school, many of our students also secure valuable internships with professional photographers and studios in the area as part of their credited coursework.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Collaborate effectively with others
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing technology
    • Use effective oral and written communication
    • Access and analyze information
    • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management 1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing 1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing 1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing 1
    IM125 Basic Page Layout1 1
    IM150 Digital Imaging 5
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    18
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DP153 Studio Lighting 5
    IM165 Image Manipulation 4
    IM190 Web for Media 2
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography 3
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DP165 Advanced Photo Editing 5
    IM152 Photographic Lighting I 5
    DP170 Photographic Concept & Theory 3
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I or
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)
    6-4
    17-19
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DP250 Photographic Lighting II 5
    IM260 Professional Practice for Integrated Media 4
    IM270 Project Development 4
    Human Relations requirement 3-4
    16-17
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DP249 Multimedia Journalism 5
    IM271 The Creative Pitch 4
    IM265 Personal Branding 2
    IM282 Integrated Media Focus 2
    13
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    DP252 Digital Media Studio 5
    IM272 Integrated Media Projects or
    WE280IM_Co-op Education Internship
    4
    IM290 Integrated Media Portfolio 4
    Health and Physical Education requirement 3
    16
    Total Credits 94-97

    1IM121 will be accepted in place of IM125