School of Art and Design
Applications accepted for fall only. NYSED: 00753 CIP: 50.0605
The major in Photography and Related Media offers qualified students a chance to prepare for positions as photographic studio assistants, corporate or advertising photographers, or entry-level entrepreneurs in fashion, illustration, and still-life photography. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2020.
|MAJOR AREA||PH 132 - Introduction to Light||3|
|PH 141 - Creative Approaches in Photography||1|
|PH 152 - Photography 1: Introduction to Photography||4|
|RELATED AREA||FA 118 - Fundamentals of Design for Photography||2|
|ART HISTORY||HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements **||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 153 - Photography 2: Photographic Techniques||3|
|PH 172 - Photographic Post-Production||2|
|RELATED AREA||CG 121 - Applications of Social Media||2|
|choice - see Related Area Electives**||2|
|ART HISTORY||HA 243 - History of Photography||3|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||SC 132 - Color Science for Photography||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 251 - Photography 3: Advanced Photographic Solutions||3|
|PH 275 - Digital Media Techniques||3|
|RELATED AREA||VP 211 - Styling, Prop and Set||2|
|ELECTIVE||choice - General Elective||1.5|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements*||3|
|choice - see Requirements**||3|
|MAJOR AREA||PH 252 - Photography 4: Project Development||3|
|PH 253 - Traditional Photography||2|
|PH 265 - Professional Procedures/Contemporary Trends||3|
|RELATED AREA||choice - see Related Area Electives**||2|
|GENERAL EDUCATION||choice - see Requirements*||6|
|TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS|
*Fall 2020 Requirements: see below
FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements for Art and Design Associate Degree Programs:
- Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3 (SC 132)
- Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in non-HA liberal arts courses in G4-G10
- Three (3) credits of any 200- or 300-level English literature or speech course
- Six (6) credits from Art and Design History courses:HA 112 (3 credits, required for all Art and Design majors), plus HA 243.
FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.
**Related Area Electives: 4 credits (minimum)
Students may take any available course in the following departments: Accessories Design, Advertising & Digital Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Communication Design, Computer Graphics, Creative Technologies, Entrepreneurship, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, FI 261, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear, Packaging Design, Textile/Surface Design, Toy Design, Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design.
Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Animation, Interactive Media & Game Design and Photography and Related Media.
Upon graduating from the AAS program, students will have a well-rounded education and will have achieved the following outcomes:
- Speak and write about photography in a critical way.
- Analyze historical imagery and its relationship to contemporary media.
- Develop a workflow for processing, archiving, and editing images using current software.
- Use a professional level digital camera effectively.
- Solve challenging photographic problems by controlling natural, continuous, and strobe light sources.
- Construct a body of thoughtfully designed, well-crafted photographs based around a central theme or exploration.
- Formulate a plan to market, promote, and price their work in the photography industry.