The Photography Option within the AFA degree prepares students to transfer into a four-year Fine Arts/ Photography Degree Program and/or develop as professionals within the field of Fine Arts Photography. The option combines fine art foundational skills and aesthetics with a contemporary approach to the photographic medium. Students in this program enjoy a unique photography experience that combines traditional chemistry, darkroom, and printing techniques with cutting-edge digital technology. Classes are conducted in SCCC’s new photography facilities, in the Graphic Arts computer lab, and in the Fine Art Studios.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Examine connections between theory and practice.
Apply abstract relationships and elements to photographic expression.
Apply black and white film photographic and/or digital technology to fine art photography.
Develop qualitative decision-making based on current photographic trends and art historical concepts.
Develop critical thinking using artistic principles drawn from contemporary social, political, or personal issues.
Students may need to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college-level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time. The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.