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Fine Arts/Humanities Department

Associate in Science

Photographic Technology

PGY-AS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791-5987
Jonathan Barnes, Academic Department Chair, CL, (727) 791-5997
Barton Gilmore, Lead Instructor, CL, (727) 791-2685

Program Summary

*** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS FALL 2017 (535) ***
The Photographic Technology Program at St. Petersburg College will prepare students to work with comprehensive technical and theoretical training in commercial, advertising and industrial photography and a wide range of photographic and imaging technologies. Students will be qualified to apply to work in advertising agencies, design and photographic studios, digital labs, and other businesses utilizing photography for display and sales.

Students will develop entry-level skills for the editorial, advertising, fine art and photo technology fields. The program provides an excellent means to explore an interest in photography either as a hobby or for professional development. It is ideal for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of commercial photography, or to complement careers in public relations, graphic design or writing.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0065006050: PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY (AAS)

Federal CIP Code

50.0605: Photography.


Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Ethics

3
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.

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AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Computer/Information Literacy Competency

Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Enhanced World View

Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

SUPPORT COURSES
Art History (Complete 3 credits)

Completion of this requirement satisfies the General Education Humanities/Fine Arts requirement for this AS degree.
Understanding Art
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 43 credits

Design I
3
Drawing I
3
Digital Imaging
3
Legal Issues in Photography
3
Large Format Photography
3
Introduction to Video Production
3
Photography Studio Lighting
3
Professional Studio Portraiture
4
Photography I
3
Intermediate Photography
3
Themes for Photographers
3
Portfolio Development
3
Digital Photography
3
Professional Practices/Internship
3

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Select 3 credits

Art History:Renaissance to Contemporary
3
History of Photography
3
64
Total Credits