Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Visual Art: Photography, AA (VART-AA-PHO)

Location(s): Housatonic, Manchester, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Photography Option, Visual Art associate degree program provides students with a series of courses that introduces fundamental photographic concepts and techniques and the necessary skills to transfer to the institution of their choice or succeed in an entry-level photography position.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, concepts and techniques relating to photography.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a camera’s creative controls to manifest intent.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at traditional silver darkroom techniques including 35mm and medium format film processing and printing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at digital image capture, editing and output.
  • Be able to use a variety of situation-specific natural and studio lighting techniques.
  • Identify vocational and creative applications of the medium and an understanding of its cultural, historical and contemporary context.
  • Be able to articulate and explain the decisions made as part of the image production process.
  • Develop a quality photography portfolio.

Visual Art General Education Core (21-23 credits)

Photography Option Courses (15 credits)

Total Credits: 60-62