2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 19, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, Photography Specialization, AAA

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PURPOSE: For students who intend to pursue careers in photography. Program coursework provides a foundation for the fine and applied arts and allows students to learn techniques specific to photography. Students are required to prepare portfolios of their work.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
  2. Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement introducing themselves, their art, and their artistic philosophies.
  3. Gauge measurements of linear perspective and proportion, in relation to drawing.
  4. Produce a body of photographic artwork utilizing photo processing and editing software.
  5. Execute a body of photographic artwork utilizing various lighting and photographic equipment.
  6. Assemble a digital portfolio.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses

(See special notes about limited course offerings)

ART Elective (choose 1): 3 Credits

Communication Studies and Theatre Elective (choose 1): 3 Credits

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-61


1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV and ENG requirements first.

2Students should meet with their academic advisor to determine the best option to meet their goals.

3Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.

4Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

5Transfer to Four-Year Colleges and Universities – This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institution for specific direction in program and course selection. Required courses for any major at four-year institutions may vary.

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