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Photography

Associate in Applied Science

This program is designed to provide graduates with sufficient training to qualify for entry-level positions including commercial and portrait studio assistant, technical sales representative, retail sales clerk, management trainee, freelance photographer, and digital processing technician. Completion of the program will also be beneficial to those planning to major in such areas as communications, public relations, graphic design, fine arts or journalism. Working professionals seeking to upgrade current skills as well as those interested in personal enrichment will also find this program to be beneficial.

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Program Information

Photography Brochure

Students in the Photography Program must participate in several different service learning projects such as: Help Portrait, Non-Profit project, and Internship.

The average experience level of the instructors 20 years. Most of the instructors spent at least 20 years behind the camera before they began teaching at Mott. Two instructors ran their own photography business for more than 20 years. One was a journalist for 30 years, one was a military photographer, one has extensive aerial photography experience and still another has photographed automobiles for major publications.

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 66
  • Contact Hours: 71

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
PHOT-180Basic Photography 33
PHOT-190Intro to Digital Imaging 33
ENGL- 101English Composition I 33
MATH-115
  or
MATH-120
Foundations in Mathematics II
  or
Intermediate Algebra
4

4
4

4
ART.-110Art Appreciation 33
Total 1616
Winter
PHOT-182Intro to Light and Color 44
PHOT-183Intro to Commercial Studio 44
PHOT-186Careers In Photography 33
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
Total 1414
Spring / Summer
MAET-100Intro to Media Production 46
PSYC-281
  or
SOCY-191
General Psychology
  or
Introductory Sociology
3

3
3

3
Total 79
Year Two
Fall
PHOT-192Advanced Digital Imaging 33
PHOT-211Commercial Portraiture 44
PHOT-215Alternative Processes in Photography 33
COMM-131
  or
COMM-200
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  or
Communication in the Workplace
3

3
3

3
ENTR-120Entrepreneurial Mindset 33
Total 1616
Winter
ART.-146Typography and Type Design 36
PHOT-187Photojournalism 33
PHOT-205Photo Internship 11
PHOT-210Advanced Studio Lighting 44
PHOT-291Portfolio 22
Total 1316

MCC Photography & Cosmetology students and instructors take part in the national movement Help-Portrait

Video shot and produced by Christi Jones MAET and Photography Student

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January 3, 2017
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