Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

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; and
  • formulate a plan to market, promote, and price their work in the photography industry.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Upon graduating from the BFA program, students will have a well-rounded education and will have achieved among others, the following outcomes:

  • recognize, analyze, and adapt contemporary themes in art and photography;
  • produce a cohesive group of photographs that demonstrate aesthetic and conceptual development;
  • create and maintain a web presence for distributing, promoting, and developing visual art work;
  • utilize image capture and compositing techniques to produce photographs in that effectively communicate specific concepts and themes;
  • create time-based multimedia/video projects;
  • develop and execute a production strategy and schedule for a long-term photography project;
  • discuss and write about a body of work in the context of contemporary and historical art and photography; and
  • conceive of and execute an exhibition of a specific body of work.