Course of Study

Learn to apply the tools of photography—traditional and digital—to cultivate your creative voice, hone your skills and investigate cultural questions.

Our program stresses conceptual development and social awareness aligned with the integration of professional technique and strategies, in the development of a dynamic career in image-making.

Curriculum is subject to change.

Photography + Imaging

TERM 1
Writing Studio OR Writing Studio: Intensive 3
Design 1 3
Concept 3
Imaging 1 3
Advanced Photographic Processes 1 3
TERM 2
Intro to Modernism 3
Composition 3
View Camera 3
Imaging 2 3
Core Lighting 3
TERM 3
History of Photo 1 OR History of Photo 2 3
Professional Presentation 3
Basics of Video Production 3
3rd Term Review 0
Portrait Lighting 3
Color 3
TERM 4
Architecture 3
Fine Art Photography 3
Still Life 1 OR Product Photography 3
TERM 5
Business and Professional Practice OR Business, Entrepreneurship or Professional Practices course 3
5th Term Review 0
Design 2 3
Location Photography 3
TERM 6
Portfolio Development 3
Transdisciplinary Studio 3
TERM 7
7th Term Review 0
Photo Production 3
TERM 8
Final Crit 3
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Sciences electives:
Humanities 3
Social Sciences 3
Science and Technology 3
Business and Professional Practice 3
Any of the above 18
Studio electives 15
TOTAL
Total H&S units 45
Total Studio units 75
Total Required Units 120

Designmatters Minor

Photography + Imaging Curriculum Map Requirements: 18 credits
H+S Requirements 6 credits
Humanities and Sciences Electives (2) – Terms 5-8
Choose any two from a list of 15 to 20 H&S classes appropriate for Designmatters.
Studio Requirements 6 credits
PHOT-254 Fine Art Photography – Term 4
Choose 1 course from:
PHOT-319 Portrait + Identity
PHOT-316 Editorial Photography
PHOT-318 From Still to Motion
PHOT-308 Documentary Photography
PHOT-361 Entrepreneurial Strategies
Designmatters Requirements 6 credits
TDS-TBD: Designmatters TDS -- Terms 5-8
PHOT-421 Video + Multi-Media

There’s so much art and design in this school—take it step-by-step.

Ron Gutierrez Photography & Imaging Student