SWC Photo & Digital

Certificates & Degrees

Associates of Art in Photography & Digital Imaging

Career\Technical (Major Code:  02350)

 

Required Courses

First Semester

ART 101 Design I................................................................................... 3

ART 205 Beginning Digital Photography................................................ 3

ART 156 History of Photography............................................................ 3 ..... CSU GE C1 Transfer

ART 192 Introduction to Digital Imaging................................................. 3

General Education Courses................................................................... 6

 

Second Semester

ART 206 Intermediate Photography........................................................ 3

ART 207 Studio And Lighting Techniques............................................... 3

General Education Courses.................................................................... 6

 

Third Semester

Complete 5-7 units from the required photography electives.................. 5 - 7

General Education Courses..................................................................... 6

 

Fourth Semester

ART 216 Advanced Photography............................................................ 3

Complete 2-4 units from required photography electives........................ 2 - 4

General Education Courses.................................................................... 3

 

Total Major Units:................................................... 28 - 32

  • (21 from required photography courses)
  • (7-11 from required photography electives)

General Education Units:....................................... 21

Graduation Requirement Units:............................. 12

Total AA degree Units:............................................ 61 - 65

 

See the SWC Catalog for more information.

 

Photography Electives

ART 138   Advanced Digital Imaging for Photographers and Production Artists..... 3

ART 197   Professional Practices And Portfolio Development For Visual Artists.... 3 (Fall only)

ART 208A Film And Darkroom Photography I......................................................... 3

ART 209    Photography Business Practices........................................................... 2 (Fall only)

ART 210    Portrait Photography.............................................................................. 3

ART 211    Editorial And Advertising Photography................................................... 3

ART 212A  Photographic Alternatives I.................................................................... 3

ART 213    Special Topics in Photography............................................................... 3

ART 290    Cooperative Work Experience in Applied Visual Arts (Internship)......... 2-4

 

Notes:

  • It is recommended to wait until the fourth semester before ART 197 in order to have enough photographic works to include in competitive portfolio.
  • It is recommended to wait until the fourth semester before taking ART 290 in order to have the skills and experience necessary for most applied arts internships.
  • Suggested courses prepare students for fine-art photography: Art 138, Art 197, Art 208A, Art 210, Art 212A
  • Suggested courses prepare students for commercial, editorial, and advertising photography: Art 138, Art 209, Art 210, Art 211, Art 213, Art 290

 

Professional Photography Certificate of Achievement

Career\Technical (Major Code: 01381)

 

ART 205 Beginning Digital Photography................................................................ 3

ART 207 Studio And Lighting Techniques.............................................................. 3

ART 138 Advanced Digital Imaging........................................................................ 3

ART 192 Introduction to Digital Imaging................................................................. 3

ART 209 Photography Business Practices............................................................. 2 (Fall only)

ART 210 Portrait Photography................................................................................ 3

ART 211 Editorial And Advertising Photography.................................................... 3

ART 197 Professional Practices And Portfolio Development For Visual Artists..... 3 (Fall only)

    or

ART 290 Cooperative Work Experience in Applied Visual Arts............................. 2 - 4

 

 

                                                                                  Total Certificate Units:.......... 22 - 24

 

Questions about  SWC Photo & Digital Program?

Contact mtruitt@swccd.edu or jpickelle@swccd.edu