Professional Photography

Professional Photography – Portrait Courses

Program Options

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 67
Program Start: Fall only

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

The Professional Photography Portrait 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/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Semester 1
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -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
PHT215 Portrait Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT220 Intermediate Portraiture 3 $550.50
PHT241 Portrait Business 3 $505.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50
Portrait Emphasis Elective - Term 3 3
Portrait Emphasis Elective - Term 3 -OR- 3
Portrait Emphasis Elective - Terms 3 or 4 3

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Total Credits 18
Semester 4
PHT217 Advanced Portrait Image Editing 3 $505.50
PHT240 Portrait Production and Portfolio 3 $585.50
PHT244 Wedding Photography 4 $674.00
Portrait Emphasis Elective - Term 4 -OR- 3
Portrait Emphasis Elective - Terms 3 or 4 3

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Total Credits 13
Portrait Emphasis Electives - Term 3
PHT208 Basic Photojournalism (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
PHT210 Visual Communication (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
PHT216 Commercial Image Editing (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
PHT227 Intermediate Commercial (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
PHT235 Tech. for Studio Promotion (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
PHT248 Commercial Business (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
Portrait Emphasis Electives - Term 4
GRA133 Desktop Publishing 4 $714.00
PHT218 Advanced Commercial Image Editing (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT229 Intermediate Photojournalism (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT245 History of Photography (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT247 Commercial Production and Portfolio (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT249 Advanced Commercial Lighting (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT251 Fine Art Photography (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT252 Film and Print Scanning (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
PHT253 Art Direction (Offered Fall Only) 3 $505.50
Portrait Emphasis Electives - Terms 3 or 4
BUS102 Introduction to Business 3 $505.50
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
PHT242 Audio Visual Presentations (Offered Spring Only) 3 $505.50
Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 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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Student Success Specialist

Tiffany Dodd
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1060
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Program Advisors

Larry Erickson
Black Hawk Hall 183A
319-296-2329 ext.1292
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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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Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258B
319-296-4041
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