Degree Requirements

The associate degree in Two- and Three- Dimensional Art requires completion of the courses listed below. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Certificate of Achievement: Visual and Performing Arts Photography

The certificate of achievement in photography requires completion of the courses listed below:

Courses Required for the Major Units
PHOT 100 Basic Black-and-White Photography 3
PHOT 109 Photographic Composition and Design 3
PHOT 125 Photo Business Operations 2
PHOT 143 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 150 History of Photography 3
PHOT 180 Digital Imaging 3
PHOT 200A Photographic Lighting Techniques 4
PHOT 259 The Photographic Portfolio 3
 Select a minimum of six units from:
PHOT 203 Intermediate Lighting Techniques 4
PHOT 220 Portraiture 3
PHOT 230 Advertising Photography 3
PHOT 240 Large Format Photography 3
PHOT 250 Fashion Photography 3
PHOT 257 Wedding and Event Photography 2
Select a minimum of nine units from:
PHOT 135 Intermediate Black-and-White Photography 3
PHOT 165 Electronic Portfolios for Photographers 3
PHOT 205 Travel Photography 3
PHOT 215 Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography 3
PHOT 235 Advanced Black and White Photography 3
PHOT 243 Advanced Digital Photography 3
PHOT 245 Landscape and Nature Photography 3
PHOT 255 Photographic Exhibition and Curatorial 3
Select a minimum of three units from:
PHOT 126 Legal Issues for Photographers 2
PHOT 127 Self Promotion for Professional Photographers 2
PHOT 145 Color Transparency Photography 2
PHOT 160 Book Publishing for Photographers 1.5
PHOT 237 Historic & Alternative Photo Processes 3
PHOT 258 Production for Commercial Photography 2
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I-3
Total:42

Associate in Arts Degree: Visual and Performing Arts Photography

Courses Required for the Major Units
PHOT 100 Basic Black-and-White Photography 3
PHOT 109 Photographic Composition and Design 3
PHOT 125 Photo Business Operations 2
PHOT 143 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHOT 150 History of Photography 3
PHOT 180 Digital Imaging 3
PHOT 200A Photographic Lighting Techniques 4
PHOT 259 The Photographic Portfolio 3
Select a minimum of six units from:
PHOT 203 Intermediate Lighting Techniques 4
PHOT 220 Portraiture 3
PHOT 230 Advertising Photography 3
PHOT 240 Large Format Photography 3
PHOT 250 Fashion Photography 3
PHOT 257 Wedding and Event Photography 2
Select a minimum of nine units from:
PHOT 135 Intermediate Black-and-White Photography 3
PHOT 165 Electronic Portfolios for Photographers 3
PHOT 205 Travel Photography 3
PHOT 215 Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography 3
PHOT 235 Advanced Black and White Photography 3
PHOT 243 Advanced Digital Photography 3
PHOT 245 Landscape and Nature Photography 3
PHOT 255 Photographic Exhibition and Curatorial 3
Select a minimum of three units from:
PHOT 126 Legal Issues for Photographers 2
PHOT 127 Self Promotion for Professional Photographers 2
PHOT 145 Color Transparency Photography 2
PHOT 160 Book Publishing for Photographers 1.5
PHOT 237 Historic & Alternative Photo Processes 3
PHOT 258 Production for Commercial Photography 2
ARTF 155A Freehand Drawing I-3
Total:42

Recommended electives: Photography 102, 103, 270, 290, 296. Suggested courses for Photography Fine Arts, Design Emphasis: ARTF 193, PHOT 180, 181, 235, 240. Suggested courses for Photography Advertising, Commercial Emphasis: PHOT 125, 220, 230, 240, 250.