Jun 27, 2022
PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for jobs in photography. This program is offered at the Midlothian Campus.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) degree is a major in an area related to the visual arts such as film, photography, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Although the purpose of an AAA degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAA major.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/
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.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
- Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement introducing themselves, their art, and their artistic philosophies.
- Gauge measurements of linear perspective and proportion, in relation to drawing.
- Produce a body of photographic artwork utilizing photo processing and editing software.
- Execute a body of photographic artwork utilizing various lighting and photographic equipment.
- Assemble a digital portfolio.
- SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits Additional course option: MTH 161 .
- ART 101 - History of Art: Prehistoric to Gothic 3 credits
- ART 121 - Foundations of Drawing 3 credits
- ART 131 - Two-Dimensional Design 3 credits
- ART 180 - Introduction to Computer Graphics 3 credits
- ART 102 - History of Art: Renaissance to Modern 3 credits
- ART 132 - Three-Dimensional Design 3 credits
- ART 130 - Introduction to Multimedia 4 credits
- ART 122 - Drawing II 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 150 , ART 203 , ART 217 .
- PHT 135 - Electronic Darkroom 3 credits
- PHT 164 - Introduction to Digital Photography 3 credits
- CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits Additional Course Options: CST 110 , CST 114 , CST 151 .
- PHT 221 - Studio Lighting I 3 credits Offered Fall only
- PHT 110 - History of Photography 3 credits
- PHT 264 - Digital Photography II 3 credits Offered Spring only
- ART 208 - Video Techniques 3 credtis Additional Course Options: PHT 216 , PHT 226 , PHT 247 .
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits Additional Course Options: SOC 200 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 121 , HIS 122 .
- ART 287 - Portfolio and Resume Preparation 1 credit
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.
Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.
Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.