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ART – PHOTOGRAPHY (AA and Certificate)

The Photography program prepares students for a career in the field and/ or provides continuing education and personal enrichment opportunities. The program is committed to a broad definition of photography as a lens-based medium open to a variety of expressive means.

Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Define subject and compose image using frame and vantage point.
  • Control and manipulate light, depth of field, and motion.
  • Create prints from film or digital source and control print contrast, tonal range, and color.
  • Articulate the meaning of photographs and learn how meaning is visually communicated.
  • Create a cohesive body of exhibition-quality work that collectively explores an idea or concept and be able to explain the significance of subject, form, presentation, and meaning.
  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.

Certificate of Achievement

Certificate Requirements
UNITS
ARTP 11A Photography I: Black & White
3
ARTP 12A Digital Photography I
3
ARTP 15 Portraiture Photography
3
ARTP 11B Photography II (3)
3
or ARTP 55 Alternative Processes (3)

Select six units from following not used for the certificate requirement:
6
ARTP 11B Photography II (3)

ARTP 11C Photography III (3)

ARTP 12B Digital Photography II (3)

ARTP 14 History of Photography (3)

ARTP 20 Critique/Portfolio (3)

ARTP 25 Documentary Photography (3)

ARTP 55 Alternative Processes (3)

ARTP 56 Experimental Photography (3)

ARTP 57 Lensless Photography (3)

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS
18

Associate in Arts

Complete Major, CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern, Competency Requirements, and 60 transferable units.

Associate Degree Major Requirements
UNITS
ARTP 11A Photography I: Black & White
3
*ARTP 12A Digital Photography I
3
*ARTP 15 Portraiture Photography
3
*ARTP 20 Critique/Portfolio
3
or *ARTP 55 Alternative Processes (3)

Select six units from following not used for the certificate requirement:
6
ARTP10 Introduction to Photography (3)  
*ARTP 11B Photography II (3)

*ARTP 11C Photography III (3)

ARTP 12B Digital Photography II (3)

ARTP 14 History of Photography (3)

*ARTP 20 Critique/Portfolio (3)

*ARTP 25 Documentary Photography (3)

*ARTP 55 Alternative Processes (3)

*ARTP 56 Experimental Photography (3)

*ARTP 57 Lensless Photography (3)

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS
18

* Does not transfer to UC.


Contact an MPC counselor for major preparation at specific institutions.