Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-20 Academic Catalog Program: Digital Photography - DPHO.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Digital Photography - DPHO.AS

The Graphic Arts Technology Department offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in printing, publishing, advertising, and commercial photography. The program courses cover a wide cross section of imaging technologies, from traditional printing and print preparation techniques through the latest digital processes, including studio based digital photography. They combine a strong theoretical foundation with hands-on laboratory experiences in practical application.

An associate degree in Graphic Communication and Photography will provide the education necessary to begin a successful career in the graphic arts industry, as well as many of the diverse emerging imaging technologies such as the Internet. Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as other institutions offering programs in the various imaging technologies, accepts credits from the STCC Graphic Arts Technology program toward their advanced degree programs.

The program offers three options, one in Graphic Design, one in Digital Photography, and one in Web and Advertising Design as well as two Certificates of Completion in Digital Publishing and Graphic Arts Technology. Minimum Grade Requirement: The minimum passing grade for any individual course in this program shall be a “C-” (70%). The minimum average for graduation from the program is a “C” (73%).

The Digital Photography Option prepares students for fast-paced careers in commercial studio photography, including portrait photography, product photography, digital image modification, photo-restoration, photo-retouching, digital workflow, and image preparation for final output. The student will also develop proficiencies in various lighting and image capture techniques, as well as skills with professional imaging software programs. Courses in typography, layout, graphic design, and website design - including HTML and interactive media techniques - are also included in the program.

Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Graphic Communication and Photography will be awarded

(DPHO.AS) Curriculum

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GAT-150 - Introduction to Professional Photography 2 credits
GAT-150L - Lab: Introduction to Professional Photography 1 credits
GAT-151 - Digital Photography/Studio Module 2 credits
GAT-162 - Digital Imaging-Photoshop 2 credits
GAT-162L - Lab: Digital Imaging-Photoshop 1 credits
GAT-160 - Introduction to Web Design 2 credits
GAT-160L - Lab: Introduction to Web Design 1 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits
MAT-100 - Contemporary Mathematical Applications 3 credits

Total: 17 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GAT-125 - Typography and Layout Design 2 credits
GAT-125L - Lab: Typography and Layout Design 1 credits
GAT-152 - Advanced Professional Photography 2 credits
GAT-152L - Lab: Advanced Professional Photography 1 credits
GAT-155 - Macintosh Operating Systems 2 credits
GAT-155L - Lab: MacIntosh Operating Systems 1 credits
GAT-262 - Advanced Digital Imaging Techniques 2 credits
GAT-262L - Lab: Advanced Digital Imaging Techniques 1 credits
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GAT-220 - Color Reproduction Processes 2 credits
GAT-220L - Lab: Color Reproduction Processes 1 credits
GAT-250 - Photographic Illustration 2 credits
GAT-250L - Lab: Photographic Illustration 1 credits
GAT-252 - Location Photography 2 credits
GAT-252L - Lab: Location Photography 1 credits
EL-SCIL - General Lab Science Elective 4 credits

Select one course with lab:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
DMP-102 - Internet Multimedia 2 credits
DMP-102L - Lab: Internet Multimedia 1 credits
GAT-238 - Integrated Advertising Campaign Development 2 credits
GAT-238L - Lab:Integrated Advertising Campaign Development 1 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GAT-222 - Color Management 2 credits
GAT-222L - Lab: Color Management 1 credits
GAT-261 - Digital Publishing 2 credits
GAT-261L - Lab: Digital Publishing 1 credits
GAT-251 - Advertising Photography 2 credits
GAT-251L - Lab: Advertising Photography 1 credits
ART-150 - Introduction to Photography 2 credits
ART-150L - Lab: Introduction to Photography 1 credits
EL-GEN - General Elective 3 credits
EL-SOC - General Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3 credits

Total: 18 credits

Total (DPHO.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 66

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Matthew Kriftcher Professor/Department Chair 14/211 413-755-4312 mbkriftcher@stcc.edu
Cheryl Lukas Professor 14/214 413-755-4307 lukas@stcc.edu
Philip Ruderman Professor 14/210 413-755-4324 ruderman@stcc.edu
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