Professional Photography

Professional Photography – Commercial Courses

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Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Program Start: Fall only

The Commercial program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

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

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

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

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Total Credits 15
Semester 4
PHT218 Advanced Commercial Image Editing 3
PHT247 Commercial Production and Portfolio 3
Commercial Photography Emphasis Elective 3
Commercial Photography Emphasis Elective 3

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Total Credits 12
Commercial Photography Emphasis Electives
BUS102 Introduction to Business 3
MGT110 Small Business Management 3
MKT110 Principles of Marketing 3
MKT140 Principles of Selling 3
NET109 A+ Certification Prep 4
PHT208 Basic Photojournalism 3
PHT210 Visual Communication 3
PHT215 Portrait Image Editing 3
PHT217 Advanced Portrait Image Editing 3
PHT220 Intermediate Portraiture 3
PHT229 Intermediate Photojournalism 3
PHT235 Techiques for Studio Promotion 3
PHT237 History of Photography 2
PHT240 Portrait Production and Portfolio 3
PHT241 Portrait Business 3
PHT242 Audio Visual Presentations 3
PHT244 Wedding Photography 4
PHT251 Fine Art Photography 3
PHT252 Film and Print Scanning 3
PHT253 Art Direction 3
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT122 College Algebra 5
MAT128 Precalculus 4
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3
MAT156 Statistics 3
MAT210 Calculus I 4
MAT216 Calculus II 4

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
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Program Advisors

Larry Erickson
Black Hawk Hall 112
319-296-2329 ext.1292
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Dan Nierling
Black Hawk Hall 141
319-296-2329 ext.1764
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Doug Benton
Black Hawk Hall 119
319-296-2329 ext.1438
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Adam Hunter
Black Hawk Hall 111
319-296-2329 ext.1293
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
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