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Photography - Two-Year Associate Degree Program - Fall 2011 Curriculum

This curriculum applies to students entering in Fall 2011 only. Currently enrolled FIT students should refer to the FIT catalog of their entering year.

The major in Photography offers qualified students a chance to prepare for positions as photographic studio assistants, corporate or advertising photographers, or as entry-level entrepreneurs in fashion, illustration, and still-life photography.

Applications accepted for fall only.

Semester 1
MAJOR AREA PH 112 Introduction to Photography 3
PH 114 Intro. to Digital Photography 1
PH 131 Lighting Principles 2
PH 162 Photographic Styling G6 2
RELATED AREA FA 202 Basic Design: 3D G6 1
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6

Semester 2
MAJOR AREA PH 113 Photographic Techniques 2
PH 115 Ad. Photography/Medium Format 3
PH 241 Foundations of Color 2
PH 272 Photoshop I for Photographers 2
RELATED AREA FA 108 Basic Drawing 1
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
PE/HEALTH choice PE/Health 1

Semester 3
MAJOR AREA PH 121 Large Format Photography 2
PH 231 Electronic Flash 4
PH 274 Photoshop II for Photographers 2
RELATED AREA AD 203 Advertising Design and Layout 2
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
PE/HEALTH choice PE/Health 1

Semester 4
MAJOR AREA PH 242 Adv. Projects and Portfolio Dev. 4.5
PH 262 Prof. Procedures for Comm. Photog. 2
RELATED AREA CG 214 Web Page Construction 1.5
LIBERAL ARTS choice see Requirements* 6
ELECTIVE choice General elective 1.5

TOTAL Minimum Required

MAJOR AREA: 31.5 credits
RELATED AREA: 5.5 credits
LIBERAL ARTS: 24 credits
ELECTIVE: 1.5 credits
PE/HEALTH: 2 credits
TOTAL Minimum Required: 64.5 credits

SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

A "G" followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education requirements (www.fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Math; G3 Science; G4 Social Science; G5 Western Civilization; G6 Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

* REQUIREMENTS

English/Speech: 6 credits
EN 121 (G1) (Prerequisite: College-level English
as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate Educational Skills courses), and
CHOICE of EN 231, 232, 233, 236, 241, 242, 244, 245, or 253.

History of Art & Civilization: 6 credits
HA 112 (G5), and
CHOICE of HA 111, 121, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 231, 311, or 314 (any one of these meets G7).

Mathematics: 3-3.5 credits
Graduation requirement: Arithmetic proficiency as demonstrated by placement test OR completion of appropriate developmental mathematics course(s).
CHOICE of MA 142, 161, 213, 222, 231, or 331 (any one of these meets G2).

Science: 3-5 credits
CHOICE of SC 111, 112, 121, 122, 045/145, 253, 326, or 032/332 (any one of these meets G3).

Social Sciences: 6 credits
CHOICE of two: SS 131, 141, 151, or 171 (any one of these meets G4).

UPPER DIVISION ALTERNATIVES

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Computer Animation and Interactive Media and Photography and the Digital Image.

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