Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science (PHT.AAS)

   This program provides professional and technical experience in still black and white, color and digital photography. Emphasis is on developing skills necessary for graduates to be employed as photographers, photographic assistants and lab technicians in business, industry, advertising, journalism, medical institutions, studios and schools. Graduates may also be self-employed as professional photographers and retailers.

Major Requirements Credits
PHO 1220*● Fundamentals of Photography 3
PHO 1500* Advanced Photography 3
PHO 1550* History of Photography 3
PHO 1700* Beginning Digital Photography 4
PHO 2050* Studio Photography 3
PHO 2100* Color Photography 3
PHO 2110* Advanced Color Photography 3
PHO 2402-2404* Special Projects in Photography 2-4
PHO 2451-2453* Special Projects in Digital Photography 1-3
PHO 2700* Advanced Digital Photography 4

Secondary Requirements
In addition to the above required courses, students must select 9 to 12 credits from the following:
ART 1510 Basic Drawing 3
ART 1520 Basic Design 3
ART 1560 Art Appreciation 3
COM1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
GRD 1100 Graphic Design 3
GRD 1150 Applied Design I 3
HUM 1900 Introduction to Film 3
LIB 1200 Introduction to Media Technology 3
PHO 1800 Fundamentals of Cinematography 4
PHO 2800 Advanced Cinematography 4

Required Supportive Courses:
Students must select 9 credits from the following:
ART 2600 American Art 3
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business 4
BUS 1210 Starting and Operating a Small Business 3
BUS 1310 Principles of Supervision 3
BUS 2530 Principles of Management 3
MAT 1070 Business Mathematics 3
RET 1010 Principles of Retailing 3
SSC 2710 Mass Media and Society 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
*   When all courses marked with an asterisk are completed, the student may apply for a certificate.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.