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Associates of Arts - Emphasis in Photography - 60 Credit Hours


Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Commercial Photography - 66 Credit Hours


Certificate of Commercial Photography - 39 Credit Hours


Marketable Skills Achievement Award - Studio Management or Studio Production - 12 Credit Hours


Associates of Arts - Emphasis in Photography (2014-15 Catalog)

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Program Course # Course Title Sem. Hrs.
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
ENGL 23** Any sophomore literature class (1) 3
MATH Mathematics(2) 3
SCIENCE Natural Science (3) 4
SCIENCE Natural Science (3) 4
GOVT 2305 Government (Federal) 3
GOVT 2306 Government (Texas) 3
HISTORY Pick from: History 1301, 1302, and 2301 3
HISTORY Pick from: History 1301, 1302, and 2301 3
SOC/BEH SCI Social/Behavioral Science (4) 3
ARTS 1313 Foundations of Art 3
Component Area Options Select one of the following: Speech 1311, 1315, or 1321 And also one of the following: Psychology 1100, or 1300 4-6
Recommended Electives*:
ARTS 2356 Photography I/Darkroom 3
ARTS 2357 Photography II/Darkroom 3
ARTS 2348 Digital Photography I 3
ARTS 2349 Digital Photography II 3
ARTS 2336 Papermaking/ Book Binding I 3
ARTS 2337 Papermaking/ Book Binding II 3

1 Choose one of the following: ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, 2342, or 2343.

2Choose one of the following: (MATH 1314 or 1414), 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2305, 2312, 2318, 2320, or 2413-2419.

3 Choose one of the following (A course sequence is recommended): BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1414, 1415, 2401, 2402, 2404, 2406, 2420, 2416, 2421; CHEM 1405, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425; ENVR 1401, 1402; GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447; PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1410, 1415, 1417, 2425, or 2426.

4 Choose one course from the following areas: ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351, ECON 2301, 2302, PSYC 2301, or SOCI 1301.

*Any college-level course not being used to complete the Collin degree requirement may be used to satisfy the elective requirement for your degree at Collin. It is the student’s responsibility to check with their receiving college or university for transferability toward their degree requirements.

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Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Commercial Photography

FIRST YEAR
First Semeser
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design
ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics
ARTS 1313 Foundations of Art
ARTS 2348 Digital Photography I
MATH 1332 Math for Liberal Arts I *
Second Semester
ARTC 1349 Art Direction I
ARTS 2349 Digital Photography II
ENGL 1301 Compostion I
PHTC 1353 Portraiture I
PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography
Third Semester
ARTV 1211 Storyboard
SPCH 1311 Fundamentals of Speech Communications

SECOND YEAR
First Semeser
ARTS 2336 Papermaking/ Book Binding I
ARTV 1351 Digital Video
PHED/DANC Any activity course (One credit hour PHED/DANC Core Option)
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 - InDesign
PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development (Capstone)
PSYC 2343 Applied Psychology (Core Options)
Option 1 Select one of the following: ARTS 2337, ARTS 2356 or PHTC 1343
Option 2 Select one of the following: PHTC 1347, PHTC 1351, PHTC 2342 or PHTC 2353

* 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

ARTS 2337 Papemaking/Book Binding II   ARTS 2356 Photography I/Darkroom
PHTC 1343 Expressive Photography   PHTC 1347 Landscape Photography
PHTC 1351 Photojournalism I   PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography
PHTC 2353 Portraiture II

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Certificate of Commercial Photography

FIRST YEAR
First Semeser
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 Select one of the following: ARTS 2336, ARTS 2356 or PHTC 1343
Option 2 Select one of the following: PHTC 2331, PHTC 2342 or PHTC 2353

ARTS 2336 Papemaking/Book Binding I   ARTS 2356 Photography I/Darkroom
PHTC 1343 Expressive Photography   PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography
PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography   PHTC 2353 Portraiture II

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Marketable Skills Achievement Award

     Studio Management

ARTS 2348 Digital Photography I
PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I
PHTC 2340 Photographic Studio Management
Elective (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.

PHTC 1341 Color Photography I (Theory and Management)
PHTC 1353 Portraiture I
PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development (Capstone)

     Studio Production

ARTS 2348 Digital Photography I
PHTC 1353 Portraiture I
PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography
Elective (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.

PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I
PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography
PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development (Capstone)
PHTC 2353 Portraiture II

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