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Photographic Technology, A.S. Degree

Program Information

A.S. Degree - Code 207500 - Catalog 2019/2020

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

Bradley Moody, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4469, Bradley.Moody@daytonastate.edu

Roger Linke, Program Advisor, 386-506-3280, Roger.Linke@daytonastate.edu 

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. Students must earn a 2.0 GPA in all photography courses and a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all Daytona State courses to complete the program.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Utilize a workflow that includes cameras, photographic gear and digital editing software for still photography and video to achieve technical and aesthetic proficiency.

  2. Develop skills in the fields of commercial, editorial and fine arts photography, preparing students for entry-level positions.

  3. Achieve competency in the creative process and in critical thinking as it pertains to photography and its related fields.

  4. Demonstrate professional, interpersonal and business communication skills working as individuals and groups/creative teams within the field of photography.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grants, loads and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the may Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

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

Textbook Estimate: $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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