Professional Photography

Professional Photography – Commercial Courses

Program Options

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 66
Program Start: Fall only

The Professional Photography Commercial emphasis program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3  
PHT102 Photo Design I 3 $505.50
PHT106 Introduction to Image Editing 3 $575.50
PHT108 Camera I 3 $505.50
PHT109 Print I 3 $505.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 18
Semester 2
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $505.50
PHT110 Camera II 3 $505.50
PHT111 Print II 3 $505.50
PHT132 Photo Design II 3 $505.50
PHT202 Basic Portraiture 3 $550.50
PHT204 Basic Commercial Photography 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 18
Semester 3
PHT216 Commercial Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT227 Intermediate Commercial 3 $505.50
PHT248 Commercial Business 3 $505.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50
Commercial Photography Emphasis Elective 3  

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Total Credits 15
Semester 4
PHT218 Advanced Commercial Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT247 Commercial Production and Portfolio 3 $505.50
PHT253 Art Direction 3 $505.50
Commercial Photography Emphasis Elective 3  
Commercial Photography Emphasis Elective 3  

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Total Credits 15
Commercial Photography Emphasis Electives
BUS102 Introduction to Business 3 $505.50
GRA133 Desktop Publishing 4 $714.00
MGT110 Small Business Management 3 $505.50
MKT110 Principles of Marketing 3 $505.50
MKT140 Principles of Selling 3 $505.50
NET109 A+ Certification Prep Course 4 $719.00
PHT208 Basic Photojournalism 3 $505.50
PHT210 Visual Communication 3 $505.50
PHT215 Portrait Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT217 Advanced Portrait Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT220 Intermediate Portraiture 3 $550.50
PHT229 Intermediate Photojournalism 3 $505.50
PHT235 Tech. for Studio Promotion 3 $505.50
PHT240 Portrait Production and Portfolio 3 $585.50
PHT241 Portrait Business 3 $505.50
PHT242 Audio Visual Presentations 3 $505.50
PHT244 Wedding Photography 4 $674.00
PHT245 History of Photography 3 $505.50
PHT249 Advanced Commercial Lighting 3 $505.50
PHT251 Fine Art Photography 3 $505.50
PHT252 Film and Print Scanning 3 $505.50
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $505.50
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Program Advisors

Larry Erickson
Black Hawk Hall 183A
319-296-2329 ext.1292
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Dan Nierling
Black Hawk Hall 157B
319-296-2329 ext.1764
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Doug Benton
Black Hawk Hall 181A
319-296-2329 ext.1438
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Adam Hunter
Black Hawk Hall 183B
319-296-2329 ext.1293
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Dean

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
319-296-4041
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