Degrees & Certificates
Effective Fall 2019
The Associate of Arts in Photography degree is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of professional photography. The program will give students the technical and creative skills needed to pursue a career in the field of photography as well as a broad based education that will augment those skills. Students earning the AA can also earn the Certificate of Achievement in Photography on their way to completion and earning the AA will make a student more employable than if they earn the Certificate of Achievement alone. Upon completion of the degree students will be able to work as an entry to mid level professional photographer.
Professional Photographer, Photography business owner, Portrait Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Architectural Photographer, digital imaging technician, Photo Studio Manager, Photo Assistant.
|PHTO 50 (Introduction to Photography)||3|
|PHTO 51A (Individual Projects A)||1.5|
|PHTO 56 (Introduction to Digital Photography)||1.5|
|PHTO 57 (Intermediate Digital Photography)||1.5|
|PHTO 58 (Introduction to Videography)||3|
|PHTO 60 (Intermediate Black and White Photography)||3|
|PHTO 64A (Artificial Light Photography)||3|
|PHTO 68 (Color Field Photography)||3|
|PHTO 70 (Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers) or|
|GDDM 70 (Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers)||3|
|PHTO 29P (Independent Study, Photography)||2|
|PHTO 29V (Independent Study, Video Production)||2|
|PHTO 66 (Digital Imaging)||3|
|PHTO 67 (History of Photography)||3|
|PHTO 69 (Intermediate Videography)||3|
|PHTO 72 (Introduction to Photojournalism) or|
|MSCM 72 (Introduction to Photojournalism)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||27.5-28.5|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||31.5-32.5|
See the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for the Associate of Arts Degree for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.