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Commercial Photography
2014-2015 Photography, Commercial Program Information

Also see, Graphic Design and Web and
Associate of Arts - Photography for academic transfer coursework



Program Options:
AAS – Commercial Photography
Certificate – Commercial Photography
MSAA – Studio Management
MSAA – Studio Production



For over twenty years, the Communication Design department (formerly Applied Graphic Design Technology) at Collin has offered industry-standard education in the creative service fields of animation, digital video, graphic design, web and interactive design. All full-time faculty have industry experience and all associate faculty are practicing professionals. Current industry practices and standards are a central component of classroom instruction. There is an elective option for the most diligent students to earn credit through local industry internships. Guest speakers from industry are featured on an on-going basis.

The contemporary industry paradigm dictates a new breed of visual athlete. This program is designed to provide students with all the skills

needed as well as a solid visual foundation. Included are intensive investigations into studio lighting, creative solutions, graphic design, and the digital production workflow.



AAS – Commercial Photography
66 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTS     1313       Foundations of Art
                              (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I
MATH   1332       Math for Liberal Arts I1

Second Semester
ARTC    1349       Art Direction I
ARTS     2349       Digital Photography II
ENGL     1301       Composition I
PHTC     1353       Portraiture I
PHTC     2331       Architectural Photography

Third Semester
ARTV    1211       Storyboard
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication
                                (See Speech Options)


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ARTS     2336       Papermaking / Bookbinding I
ARTV     1351       Digital Video
PHED / DANC      Any1 credit hour activity course
                              (See PHED / DANC Options)
PHTC     1341       Color Photography I (Theory and Management)
PHTC     1345       Illustrative Photography I
PHTC     2340       Photographic Studio Management

Second Semester
ARTC    1313       Digital Publishing I
PHTC     2343       Portfolio Development (Capstone)
PSYC     2301       General Psychology
                              (See Social / Behavioral Sciences Options)
OPTION 1 2
OPTION 2 3

1.  May substitute MATH-1314, MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325,  
    MATH-1342,
MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-2305,MATH-2312, MATH-2318
    or MATH-2320
2  Select one of the following: ARTS-2337, ARTS-2356 or PHTC-1343
3  Select one of the following: PHTC-1347,
PHTC-1351, PHTC-2342 or PHTC-2353



Certificate – Commercial Photography
39 credit hours

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ARTC    1305       Basic Graphic Design
ARTC    1325       Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTS     1313       Foundations of Art
ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I

Second Semester
ARTC    1349       Art Direction I
ARTS     2349       Digital Photography II
PHTC     1353       Portraiture I
PHTC     2340       Photographic Studio Management


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

PHTC     1341       Color Photography I (Theory and Management)
PHTC     1345       Illustrative Photography I
PHTC     2343       Portfolio Development (Capstone)
OPTION 1 1         
OPTION 2 2           

 

1.   Select one of the following: ARTS-2336,ARTS-2356 or PHTC-1343
2.   Select one of the following: ARTC-1313,
PHTC-2331, PHTC-2342 or PHTC-2353



MSAA – Studio Management
12 credit hours

ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I
PHTC     1345       Illustrative Photography I
PHTC     2340       Photographic Studio Management
ELECTIVE *

* Electives (3 credit hours): PHTC-1341, PHTC-1353 or PHTC-2343

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.




MSAA – Studio Production
12 credit hours

ARTS     2348       Digital Photography I
PHTC     1353       Portraiture I
PHTC     2342       Fashion Photography
ELECTIVE *

* Electives (3 credit hours): PHTC-1345, PHTC-2331,
PHTC-2343 or PHTC-2353

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.





Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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Contact Information
 
Department Chair:
Laura Flores
SCC - K241
972.578.5527


Academic Advisors:
John Ciccia
CPC - D117G
972.578.5563