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Digital Photography Bachelor of Science

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Program Overview

The Digital Photography program teaches you composition, lighting, and equipment use, utilizing a digital camera and software. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are explored both on location and in a studio. You’ll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as a digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.
Digital Photography

Program Description

Photography is a major medium of communication. It shapes our perception of the world and impacts our lives in many ways. The program is meant for those with creativity, imagination, an eye for color, attention to detail, and a degree of selective, critical judgment. Graduates of the program will work with diverse subject matter, and many types of people. They must be able to work as a member of a creative team, have excellent communication skills, and have good business skills. Additionally, a graduate of this program must negotiate, sell, coordinate work with others, operate equipment, use tools, follow directions, plan, make decisions, and create spatial visualizations.

• Demonstrate proficiency with professional capture formats
• Apply advanced principles of color management
• Utilize raster-imaging software for image manipulation and output
• Demonstrate proficiency with motion software for webpage design
• Demonstrate effective communication skills when speaking to a client, model or photographic team
• Work effectively in a team environment while assisting on a photography shoot
• Demonstrate intellectual curiosity
• Define and enrich a concept using the results of a problem solving process
• Exhibit conviction and commitment to quality in all work
• Demonstrate lighting skills in the studio and on location
• Use tungsten and electronic-flash equipment
• Develop a sense of business and personal ethics
• Determine a career track
• Demonstrate creativity on demand
• Use acquired skills to define personal style and vision
• Assemble a portfolio
• Identify and apply basic concepts of running a business
• Explore non-traditional methods of photography and image production
• Develop an understanding of modern critical thought and the effects of photography on society and culture
• Author innovative concepts
• Examine the legal concerns and challenges of professional photography
• Create a business and marketing plan
• Identify and adapt to current market trends
• Execute concepts to multiple platforms

Entry-Level Employment Opportunities
The Digital Photography program prepares students to seek entry-level positions such as photographic technician, photographer’s assistant, digital imaging artist, product or still-life photographer, news-source editorial photographer, or photo re-touch professional.
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