Jun 06, 2020
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
General Education - 21-22 Credits
General Education Requirements
General Education Electives
(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)
- Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
- Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
Required Program Core - 18 Credits
Photography and Imaging Option - 24 Credits
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree 63-64**
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 64-65 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
The Photography and Imaging option prepares students for positions in commercial photography studios, in-house imaging departments, portrait/event studios, industrial photography departments, digital imaging labs, photojournalism, and multimedia production companies. Graduates may seek employment as digital imaging specialists, commercial studio assistants, wedding/event photographers, portrait photographers, photojournalists, industrial/forensic photographers, freelancers, retail lab technicians, and in photographic sales. Students who select this curriculum and plan to transfer to a four-year college, university, or art school should consult with the program coordinator. This program offers a variety of specialized courses that may not match every transfer pattern.
Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:
- understand camera types and their respective uses;
- produce high quality color and black and white digital/photographic prints;
- describe and use digital image capture devices;
- use digital image editing software/hardware;
- understand color theory and processes;
- mount photographs for presentation;
- understand and operate studio lighting equipment;
- understand and use professional portrait techniques;
- describe sensitometry and characteristic film curves; and
- develop and present a creative professional portfolio.
The Computer Graphics and Visual Communication (CGVC) program prepares students for careers or transfer to four-year degree programs in graphic design, animation, motion graphics, photography, digital imaging, game design, and interactive media. This program, which incorporates a common core of six studio and digitally based courses, offers an A.A.S. degree with six different options for study. Please see curriculum degree and certificate options for specific descriptions. Students who select this curriculum and plan to transfer to a four-year college, university, or art school should consult with the program coordinator. This program offers a variety of specialized courses that may not match every transfer pattern.