Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog

Photography AAS: 342

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This photography program is intended to prepare students for careers in photography-industrial, commercial, portrait, lab technician-and management of photographic services. Some students choose to continue their studies and have successfully transferred to four-year institutions with resulting portfolio. Emphasis is on the development of technical knowledge and craftsmanship, including use of multiple camera formats, accuracy with image capture when applying mixed lighting sources and diverse skill sets with multimedia technologies where video application can be applied.

General Education Course Selections

Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education course requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Students should complete the required English and Math foundation courses within the first 24 credit hours. A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should review the Program Advising Guide and consult an advisor.

Second Semester

Total Credit Hours: 60

*  ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103  or elective.

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

‡ BIOL 105  & BIOL 106  are recommended.

‡‡  PHOT 269  must be taken for a total of 4 credits.

Program Outline / Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Foundation Courses

Distribution Courses

General Education Elective

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  if needed for ENGL 102 ​/ENGL 103  ​or elective.

** AAS programs require one 3-credit Arts or Humanities General Education course.

BIOL 105  ​& BIOL 106  ​are recommended.

‡‡  PHOT 269  must be taken for a total of 4 credits.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Utilize current digital imaging technology to produce photographic images for use in commercial or fine art applications while also demonstrating an aesthetic understanding of historical film and print photography.
  • Employ complex aesthetic strategies in visual problem solving methodologies that utilize a wide variety of lighting applications for use in studio, architectural, fine art, and varied commercial environments.
  • Pursue academic research that involves complex evaluations of photographic ideas and applications of commercial and/or fine art photographs for the purpose of designing and implementing a career development strategy appropriate to the student’s desired field of expertise in photography.
  • Create and implement complex production strategies that require interdisciplinary applications of image production. These interdisciplinary applications with photography may include television production, web design, or graphic design.

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