CURRICULUM GUIDE

Photographic Imaging
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0277  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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. Not all courses in this program transfer to
all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information. See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Visual Arts and Media Department, Academic and Office Facility,
Room 208, telephone number (517) 483-1574.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 50 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
ARTS 171    Computer Graphics/Digital Imaging                                3
ARTS 228    Advanced Digital Imaging                                         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 212    Large Format Photography                                         2
IMAG 213    Portrait Photography                                             2
IMAG 214    Photojournalism                                                  2
IMAG 215    Photo Imaging Technology                                         2
IMAG 233    The Business of Photography                                      2
IMAG 234    Portfolio Assembly/Degree Comp (See Note 1)                      3
MATH 118    The Art of Geometry                                              3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                              TOTAL:  12-14 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                           6-8 Credits
(See "General Education Core Requirements" for information on how to fulfill
these requirements. Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 2)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                    3-4
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 3)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 3)                                   0
            Writing Core Area                                              3-4

CHOICE 2:   Communication Core Area                                  3 Credits
SPCH 110    Oral Communic in the Workplace                                   3
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3

CHOICE 3:   Special Interest                                         3 Credits
FILM 118    Film Production I                                                4
IMAG 191    Photo Imaging Special Topics                                     1
IMAG 192    Photo Imaging Special Topics                                     2
IMAG 193    Photo Imaging Special Topics                                     3
IMAG 228    Independent Study                                                3
IMAG 229    Advanced Imaging Applications                                    1
IMAG 232    Internship                                                       3
IMAG 238    Project Lab Independent Study                                    3
IMAG 240    Internship                                                       4
MTEC 150    TV Production I                                                  4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

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.    Students completing CHOICE 2 have fulfilled the requirements for this
      Core area. 
3.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area. 
4.    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.
5.    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          ARTS 171          ARTS 228          IMAG 215
IMAG 112          IMAG 114          IMAG 210          IMAG 233
IMAG 113          IMAG 117          IMAG 212          IMAG 234
Lim.Ch.1          IMAG 119          IMAG 213          MATH 118
Lim.Ch.2                            IMAG 214          Lim.Ch.1
                                    PHYS 120          Lim.Ch.3