Photographic Technology Degree
The Photographic Technology curriculum offers training in photographic techniques and their application in professional photographic disciplines. Students will receive comprehensive course work in one of the following subject areas: Photographic Technology, Biocommunications Photography, Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, or Portrait Studio Management.
Course work includes developing skills in the following areas: fundamentals of camera systems, lighting, photographic process, digital imaging, design, multimedia and business practices.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in the photographic industry. Employment opportunities exist in the following areas: commercial photography, photojournalism, biomedical photography, portrait photography, equipment sales, photographic laboratories, and imagining technologies depending upon courses offered and completed.
•The first year of the program students use traditional (film) processes in color and black and white. They also get to explore the magic of the darkroom and creative alternative processes. Summer transitions to the second year that focuses on digital techniques and applications.
•Students who are interested in continuing their education are well prepared to enter into a four-year program. Several schools offer transfer credit for the photography degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
P1: Photographic Skills
The student will demonstrate effective use of camera mechanics.
P2: Basic Lighting
The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply basic lighting techniques.
P3: Digital Image Manipulation
The student will demonstrate an understanding of methods of digital image manipulation to create various visual effects in their image creation process.
The world is changing and the CCC Photography Program is working hard to address and teach new technological advances, making students ready for changes being implemented in business and industry.