Photography

The Amarillo College Photography Program prepares individuals for entry-level employment in photography. It also offers transferable classes for those wishing to seek a baccalaureate degree, provides job-enhancement skills for working professionals, and provides photography courses for the enrichment of those in the community whose avocation is photography. Students can choose a photography pathway at AC that suits them best, and each includes curriculum components featuring cutting-edge techniques being used in a dynamic industry.

Photography

What can you do with a Photography degree or certificate?


Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event. Working conditions for photographers vary considerably with their specialty. Some travel for photoshoots; others work in their own studios. Still others work in laboratories and use microscopes to photograph subjects. Employers usually seek applicants with a “good eye” and creativity, as well as a good technical understanding of photography. Photojournalists and industrial and scientific photographers often need a bachelor’s degree.

Photography

Follow your path to a Bachelor's Degree

Pick the pace that works best for you. Transfer in as little as four semesters.


Degree Options:


Arts and Humanities General Studies Degree - Photography emphasis
 

Photography– 60 hrs.  

Gen. Studies AS

1ST Semester – 13 hrs

EDUC 1100 (1 hr.) FYS Learning Frameworks

1 hr.

ENGL 1301 (3 hrs.) Freshman Comp. I 

3 hrs

MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics  

3 hrs.

SPCH from approved list

3 hrs

ARTS 2356 Photography I

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 12 hrs.

 

ENGL 1302 Freshman Comp II

3 hrs.

HIST 1301 US History I   

3 hrs.

ARTS 1311 Design I

3 hrs

ARTS 2357 Photography II

3 hrs.

3rd Semester – 13 hrs

BIOL 1408 Biology for Non STEM majors or approved LPS

4 hrs.

Social, Behavioral Science credit

3 hrs

HIST 1302 (3 hrs.) U.S. Hist. II

3 hrs.

Language Philosophy & Culture from approved list

3 hrs.

4th Semester – 13 hrs.

BIOL 1409 Biology for Non STEM majors or approved LPS

4 hrs

ARTS 1303 Art History  

3 hrs

GOVT 2305- US Government

3 hrs

ARTS 1312- Design II

3 hrs

5th Semester – 9 hrs.

 

ARTS 1316- Drawing I

3 hrs

ARTS 1304- Art History II

3 hrs

GOVT 2306- Texas Government

3 hrs

 

Photography - Enter the Workforce with a Certificate or an AAS Degree
 

Photography Certificate

1st Semester – 6 hrs

ARTS 2356 - Fundamentals of Photography I

3 hr.

PHTC 1300 - Photo Digital Imaging I

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 9 hrs.

ARTS 2357 - Fundamentals of Photography II

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics

3 hrs.

PHTC 2349 - Photo Digital Imaging II

3 hrs.

3rd Semester  9 hrs

 

PHTC 1341 - Color Photography I

3 hrs

PHTC 1345 - Illustrative Photography I

3 hrs

PHTC 1353 - Portraiture I  

 

 

Photography AAS – (B & I Pathway)

1st Semester – 12 hrs

ARTS 2356 - Fundamentals of Photography I

3 hrs.

PHTC 1300 - Photo Digital Imaging I

3 hrs.

MATH 1324 Math for Business & Social Science

3 hrs.

SPCH from approved list                                                                                                        

3 hrs.

2nd Semester – 12 hrs.

ARTC 1325 - Introduction to Computer Graphics 

3 hrs.

PHTC 2349 - Photo Digital Imaging II

3 hrs.

COMM 1337- Video Production II

3 hrs.

ARTS 2357 - Fundamentals of Photography II

3 hrs.

3rd  Semester – 12 hrs

 

PHTC 1353 - Portraiture I  

3 hrs.

ENGL 1301- Freshman Comp I

3 hrs.

PHTC 1341 - Color Photography I   

 

PHTC 1345 - Illustrative Photography I  

 

4th Semester – 12 hrs

PHTC 2345 Illustrative Photography II

3 hrs.

PHTC 1313 History of Photography

3 hrs.

PHTC 2343 – Portfolio Development

3 hrs.

PHTC 2353 – Portraiture II

3 hrs.

5th Semester – 12 hrs.

PHTC 1343 Expressive Photography           

3 hrs.

Social/ Behavioral Science

3 hrs.

PHTC 2340 Photographic Studio Management   

3 hrs.

PHTC 1391 Special Topics in Commercial Photography

3 hrs.