Photographic Technology (A.A.S.)

HEGIS: 5007

SUNY CODE: 1036

The Photographic Technology program is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of Photographic Arts by developing occupational skills, creative problem solving and the experience necessary to be successful in this widely diversified field.

The goals of this program are to:

  • introduce the visual language, history and aesthetics of photographic images and develop creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills;
  • successfully complete a 90-hour internship in a professional venue; and
  • present traditional and state-of-the art technologies, tools and techniques for making photographic images.

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • explain the compositional structure and analyze the content of their own and other students’ photographic images and create unique solutions to photographic assignments;
  • explain a portion of the photographic industry and how it functions and communicate their personal experience in the internship setting; and
  • expose, process and print traditional black and white and digital images of a professional quality.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Graduates find employment in commercial photo studios, photojournalism, corporate industrial photo units, hospitals, retail and wholesale photographic supply businesses, photographic laboratories, government agencies and public relations firms. Some of our graduates transfer to four-year colleges such as Rochester Institute of Technology, SUC at Purchase, SUC at New Paltz, SUC at Oswego, SUC at Buffalo, Nazareth College and Cazenovia College.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

HU 113Drawing I

3

OR

HU 120Two Dim Design & Color

3

HU 140Basic Photography

3

HU 146Intro Comp Graphics & Design

3

Social Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:17

2nd Semester

BU 143Advertising

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

HU 142Advanced Photography

3

HU 148Digital Photography

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Year

3rd Semester

BU 111Bus Organization & Management

3

HU 143Color Photography

3

HU 147Portrait Studio Photography

3

Humanities Elective

3

Laboratory Science Elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

HU 141Commercial Photography

3

HU 144Photojournalism

3

HU 149Practicum in Photo Technology

3

HU 205Creative Video Techniques

3

Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 64

For more information, contact the Humanities and Social Science Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8200.