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Photographic Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 2075 - Catalog 2017/2018

Daniel Biferie, Chairperson, 386-506-3581, Daniel.Biferie@daytonastate.edu

Roger Linke, Program Advisor, 386-506-3280

Cathy Shone, 386-506-3891, Cathy.Shone@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The School of Photography is committed to providing a course of study that affirms and nurtures the creative spirit of each individual and provides the aesthetic, technical and intellectual skills necessary as a foundation for a wide variety of professional careers or advanced studies. A major goal of the faculty, as practicing photographers and scholars, is to impart an understanding of the lifelong vitality of artistic development and practice within a multi-cultural and rapidly evolving world.

Description:

The program provides students with comprehensive aesthetic, technical and theoretical training within a wide range of photographic practices and imaging technologies. Successful completion of the A.S. Degree in Photographic Technology ensures a seamless transfer to the University of Central Florida B.S. Degree program. The joint program between the University of Central Florida and Daytona State College is offered exclusively at UCF Daytona Beach.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Competency in the creative process and critical thinking to effectively resolve technical and aesthetic issues within the field of photography.
  2. Effectively communicate with clients and peers as individuals or groups/creative teams within the field of photography. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of multi-cultural concerns and aesthetic concepts as it relates to the use of photography to address ethical, legal, societal and cultural concerns.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of information and technical literacy; in the use of the Internet for information gathering and research; effectively utilize digital editing software.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

  • Lab Fees: $725 over the entire program
  • Equipment: estimated $3000 over entire program (see Photography department chair for start-up equipment needs and rental options)
  • Individual Film/Paper and Other Supplies: $750 to $1000 per semester
  • Textbooks: $250 per semester

Additional Admission Requirements

All new and transfer students are required to meet with the Department Chair or Program Advisor prior to registration. Please call or email for an appointment for an hour-long consultation and tour of the School of Photography.

Careers

Architectural 
Commercial, Advertising and Illustration
Editorial
Fashion
Fine Arts
Freelance
Multi-media Producer
Photo Editor
Photo Educator
Photojournalist
Portraiture
Professional Photographic Assistant
Staff Photographer
Videographer
Weddings and Special Events Photographer

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

General Education Courses

General Education Core - 15 credits

Communication Core (6 credits)

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

Mathematics Core (3 credits)

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MAC1105College Algebra

3

OR

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

Social Sciences Core (3 credits)

PSY1012General Psychology

3

OR

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

Humanities Core (3 credits)

ARH2050Survey of Art History I

3

OR

ARH2051Survey of Art History II

3

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

PGY1101Photography as an Art Form

4

PGY1115Color Theory and Processes

7

PGY1201Introduction to Studio and Location Photography

4

PGY1800Photography and Image Making

4

PGY1802Digital Image Processing and Applications

3

PGY2000History and Aesthetics Photography

3

PGY2107Commercial/Illustration Photography

4

PGY2210Professional Studio Portraiture

4

PGY2270Field Survey in Professional Photography

1

PGY2273Professional Photographic Business Practices

3

PGY2650Editorial Photography

4

PGY2750Introduction to Video Production

4

PGY2806Fine Arts Digital Photography

4

PGY1800: These courses may be substituted for those students who are given Advanced Placement in the photography program. By Permission Only.

PGY1100 Photography I (3) or

PGY2801 Digital Photography (3) or

PGY2470 Advanced Photo Workshop (1-4) or

PGY2935 Portfolio Workshop (4)

Sample Program of Study

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

PGY1101Photography as an Art Form

4

PGY1800Photography and Image Making

4

PGY1802Digital Image Processing and Applications

3

2nd Semester

MAC1105College Algebra

3

OR

MGF2106Survey in Mathematics

3

OR

MGF2107Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3

 

PGY1201Introduction to Studio and Location Photography

4

PGY2000History and Aesthetics Photography

3

PGY2806Fine Arts Digital Photography

4

Summer Semester

PGY1115Color Theory and Processes

7

PGY2270Field Survey in Professional Photography

1

Year 2

1st Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

PGY2210Professional Studio Portraiture

4

PGY2273Professional Photographic Business Practices

3

PGY2650Editorial Photography

4

2nd Semester

ARH2050Survey of Art History I

3

OR

ARH2051Survey of Art History II

3

 

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology

3

OR

PSY1012General Psychology

3

 

PGY2107Commercial/Illustration Photography

4

PGY2750Introduction to Video Production

4

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Notes

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