2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography Associate in Arts

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The curriculum in the Photography Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in using camera controls to create an intended image.
  • Produce imagery that exhibits an understanding of the principles of design and composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of new photographic techniques and processes.


Course ID Title Units
PHOT 25      History of Photography 3
PHOT 50   Digital Photography I 3
PHOT 51  * Introduction to Photoshop and Digital Imaging 3
PHOT 55  * Digital Photography II 3
PHOT 156  * Digital Photography III 3
PHOT 152  * or Intermediate Photoshop and Digital Imaging 3
PHOT 190  * Special Problems in Photography 3
  Select one course from the Restricted Electives 3



PHOT 154  * Alternative Digital Processes 3
PHOT 157  * Studio Lighting 3
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.


Associate in Arts Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: ART 80 ; JRN 1 /CTVR 1 .

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