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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Digital Arts: Digital Photography
Major: 5632
First Term: 2008 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 22
CIPS Code: 50.0401
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Information Technology
Instructional Council: Art (17)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Digital Photography prepares students for careers in photography and digital imaging as photo assistants, commercial photographers, portrait and fine art photographers, digital production technicians and photo retoucher. In the program the student develops an understanding of traditional photographic principles, film, cameras, and printing, and learns how to apply these principles using digital cameras, inkjet printers and computer software. Knowledge and skills can be applied to such occupational areas as media production, marketing, graphic production and multimedia. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in digital photography or digital imaging and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Required Courses
 Credits: 22
 ART100Introduction to Computer Graphic Art1
 ART131Photography I3
+ART132Photography II3
 ART142Introduction to Digital Photography3
+ART143Intermediate Digital Photography3
+ART177Computer-Photographic Imaging3
+ART270Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging3
+ART274Advanced Computer Photographic Imaging3

Program Competencies
1.Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (ART100, ART177)
2.Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (ART100, ART177)
3.Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (ART270)
4.Prepare and present quality finished photographs demonstrating aesthetic control of exposure, development, and printing techniques. (ART131)
5.Produce photographs that demonstrate principles of composition and design. (ART142)
6.Perform procedures of image manipulation through changes of resolution, mode selection, and image adjustment. (ART143)
7.Describe the process involved in the creation of works of art in one artistic discipline. (ART132)
8.Use computer information systems, computer concepts, computer applications, and advanced digital photography techniques. (ART274)