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If you enjoy creating photographs, why not take it to the next level of craftsmanship and concept? Collin College’s Photography Program can help you elevate your photography skills, learn advanced skills, improve creative practices and gain a deeper knowledge of contemporary fine art photography.
Collin College’s Photography Program offers an Associates of Arts, Photography Area of Study Degree with the goal to prepare students to create fine art portfolios and/or transfer to a bachelor’s level Photography program at a 4-year college or university. This 2-year degree covers technical skills for digital photography, darkroom photography, studio lighting, and craft classes. Beyond the technical skills, students will learn how to refine their work with conceptual and storytelling attributes. The department’s facility includes a digital lab, darkroom, 2-bay lighting studio, alternative process lab, book binding lab, and a large format digital printing lab. All studios are supplied with quality equipment corresponding to the industry standard of professional studios. Additionally, the department maintains equipment for students to check out, including digital cameras, film cameras and accessories. Furthermore, Collin College’s Photography Department works closely with area universities to ensure courses retain equivalent curriculum for transferability. To assist in seamless transferability, Collin’s Photography Program hosts a selection of transfer agreements with local universities. After two years, students will have created a fine art photography portfolio for exhibition and/or to transfer.
To earn an associate degree, complete the 42-credit hour General Education Core and 18 credit hours of general studies electives and the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree requirements. Check with your transfer institution before registering for general studies electives to make sure your courses will be degree applicable to your bachelor’s degree at the transfer institution.
ARTS 1313 Foundations of Art
ARTS 2348 Digital Media
ARTS 2356 Photography I
ARTS 2357 Photography II
ARTS 1311 Design I
ARTS 1312 Design II
See workforce Commercial Photography (AAS)