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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Photography, Transfer Pathway

Offered at Main Campus

Students who intend to complete an Associate of Arts degree at Indian Hills and transfer to a four-year institution and major in photography should consult with an Indian Hills Academic Advisor and the four-year institution to determine specific requirements for the major they intend to pursue.  Students who complete the Photography Transfer Pathway will receive an Associate of Arts degree.

This Photography Transfer Pathway provides an excellent foundation for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to earn a baccalaureate degree in fine arts/photography or for persons seeking employment in a studio or photography businesses.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and discuss changes in the historical development of cameras and imaging techniques.
  2. Demonstrate correct photographic composition in a variety of settings.
  3. Demonstrate working knowledge of current technology advances in photography.
  4. Develop a wide range of techniques through the use of varied media and methods.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to think divergently when considering multiple solutions to any visual problem.
  6. Give form to ideas and/or concepts through self-expression.
    1. Become reflective and critical practitioners of photography.
    2. Approach photography with creative thought followed by critical reflection.
    3. Reflect on personal development in photography through continual self-evaluation.
  7. Develop academic skills appropriate for the study and understanding of photography.
    1. Apply appropriate research skills.
    2. Analyze photography.
    3. Create written and verbal criticism.
  8. Understand the dynamic, holistic and evolving nature of photography and the interdependencies of all aspects of art forms.
  9. Develop professionalism as it pertains to a creative work environment including attention to details, meeting deadlines, and using professional communication.

Career Possibilities

Career options include but are not limited to employment as assistants in the field of portrait, commercial, computer imaging, or photojournalism. Students can elect to open their own business. Students may elect to continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree.

Preparation for IHCC

Prospective students should have a strong background in general education. Students should also have a strong background in visual arts.

Recommended Courses

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the program at the college to which they plan to transfer and to work with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program which meets these requirements.

  • The listed course sequence is provided as a guide only. The term when courses are offered is subject to change during the school year. 
Program Total: 57 Credits

Term I

Total: 9 Credits

Term II

Total: 11 Credits

Term III

Total: 12 Credits

Term IV

Total: 11 Credits

Term V

Total: 3 Credits

Term VI

Total: 11 Credits

Recommended Courses
ART 113          Graphic Design
ART 114          Graphic Design II
BUS 130          Introduction to Entrepreneurship
MKT 110          Principles of Marketing

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