CURRICULAR GUIDE

Photographic Imaging
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0277  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

The field of photography is vast and diverse with a wide range of employment
opportunities.  Professionals include everyone from the traditional person
with a camera, to a lab or service bureau employee, to someone working at a
high-end computer station.  Skill requirements fall into two categories,
visual and technical.  Visual skills include idea development, composition,
lighting, and communication.  Technical skills include practical and
theoretical knowledge of cameras and other photographic-related equipment,
light sensitive materials, processes, and digital-based imaging equipment and
software. A "photographer" may be self-employed, be a member of a small team,
or be employed by a large company.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Photographic Imaging Technology Program, Photography Center, Room
117, telephone number (517) 483-1673.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 42 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Photography                                    3
IMAG 111    Intro to Photographic Tech I                                     4
IMAG 112    Design for Imaging Tech                                          3
IMAG 113    Lighting Concepts/Applications                                   3
IMAG 114    Intro Photographic Color Tech                                    3
IMAG 117    Intro to Photographic Tech II                                    4
IMAG 119    Intermediate Lighting                                            4
IMAG 210    Intermediate Color Ap and Tech                                   3
IMAG 211    Advanced Color Appl and Tech                                     4
IMAG 220    Intermed Still Imaging Tech                                      4
IMAG 221    Advanced Still Imaging Tech                                      4
IMAG 234    Portfolio Assembly/Degree Comp (See Note 1)                      3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 18 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 2)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Business                                                 3 Credits
BUSN 118    Introduction to Business                                         3
IMAG 233    The Business of Photography                                      3

CHOICE 3:   Special Interest                                         6 Credits
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         3
IMAG 118    Film Production I                                                4
IMAG 201    Topics Commercial Photography                                    3
IMAG 202    Topics in Photo Communication                                    3
IMAG 203    Topics in Film/Multimedia                                        3
IMAG 204    Topics in Imaging Self-Express                                   3
IMAG 205    Topics in Hybrid Imaging                                         3
IMAG 206    End Technologies                                                 3
IMAG 207    Imaging Issues                                                   3
IMAG 208    Input Processes                                                  3
IMAG 226    Film Production II                                               4
IMAG 227    Film Production III                                              4
IMAG 228    Independent Study                                                3
IMAG 229    Advanced Imaging Applications                                    1
IMAG 238    Project Lab Independent Study                                    3
IMAG 240    Internship                                                       4
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    The Portfolio is considered to be the final course in this curriculum. 
      All imaging and non-photo courses must be completed or be taken
      concurrently with IMAG 234.
2.    For students completing all requirements for this program (including
      IMAG 114), the Science/Technology Core Area requirement is waived.
3.    Students completing this curriculum have the option of doing so through
      a two-year, full-time sequence of courses or through part-time
      enrollment over a longer period.  The full-time sequence begins most
      efficiently in the Fall Semester.  Part-time students may begin their
      studies any semester.
4.    For graduation, a student must have earned a minimum actual grade of 2.0
      in all courses taken to satisfy the course credits required in this

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
IMAG 111          IMAG 114          ARTS 171          IMAG 211
IMAG 112          IMAG 117          IMAG 210          IMAG 221
IMAG 113          IMAG 119          IMAG 220          IMAG 234
Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.1          Lim.Ch.3          Lim.Ch.2
Lim Ch.1                            Lim.Ch.3