Additional information available on the Professional Photography Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
This program prepares the students for entry-level work in some of the following creative and exciting areas: portrait, commercial, outdoor, photojournalism, product, and fine-art photography. In addition, students may enter support industries, which include: photo digital imaging and enhancement and photo lab technician. Students receive a blend of knowledge in technical camera skills, composition and creative thought, and computer software. Students will also choose from a variety of course electives.
Maximizing student success in the Professional Photography program is the department goal. The program faculty recommends that students develop the following desirable skill and knowledge foundations to enhance student success:
- advanced college level study skills
- working knowledge of algebraic principles and basic measurement
- college-level reading, writing, comprehension, and study skills
- working knowledge and application of college-level English
- demonstrated time management skills
- keyboarding, mouse and computer experience.
It is strongly recommended that students see an advisor for program planning. Students may complete basic skill deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students must arrange with advisors to remedy deficiencies in program requirements. Please call 719-502-3130 for advising.
Students can access detailed descriptions of each program course under the ART, PHO and MGD prefixes lists.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Photography program, students should be able to:
- Describe photography works and techniques using the appropriate vocabulary
- Convey a message through a visual medium in a way that reflects mastery of artistic composition
- Produce visual imagery that shows a mastery of technical knowledge in camera operation, lighting and computer manipulation
- Evaluate the creative and compositional aspects of photography using a variety of styles and genres
- Critically analyze and interpret photographic images
- Produce a professional-level body of photographic work
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.