Professional Photography AAA Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Credits 66
Program Start Fall

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

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Term 1
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $630.00
Math Elective 3
PHT-102 Photo Design I 3 $730.00
PHT-106 Introduction to Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-108 Camera I 3 $630.00
PHT-109 Print I 3 $630.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- O E 3 $630.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology O E 3 $630.00
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,880.00

Term 2
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $630.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $630.00
PHT-110 Camera II 3 $630.00
PHT-111 Print II 3 $630.00
PHT-202 Basic Portraiture 3 $630.00
PHT-204 Basic Commercial Photography 3 $630.00
PHT-212 Intermediate Electronic Imaging 3 $630.00
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,780.00

Term 3
PHT-215 Portrait Image Editing -OR- 3 $630.00
PHT-216 Commercial Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-220 Intermediate Portraiture -OR- 3 $630.00
PHT-227 Intermediate Commercial 3 $630.00
PHT-241 Portrait Business -OR- 3 $730.00
PHT-248 Commercial Business 3 $730.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3 $630.00
Term 3 Elective 3
Term 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,880.00

Term 4
PHT-217 Advanced Portrait Image Editing -OR- 3 $630.00
PHT-218 Advanced Commercial Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-240 Portrait Production and Portfolio -OR- 3 $710.00
PHT-247 Commercial Production and Portfolio 3 $710.00
Term 4 Elective 3
Term 4 Elective 3
Total Credits 12
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $2,600.00

Electives — Term 3
PHT-210 Visual Communication 3 $630.00
PHT-215 Portrait Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-216 Commercial Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-220 Intermediate Portraiture 3 $630.00
PHT-227 Intermediate Commercial 3 $630.00
PHT-241 Portrait Business 3 $730.00
PHT-248 Commercial Business 3 $730.00
PHT-253 Art Direction 3 $630.00
PHT-928 Photography Independent Study 1 $210.00

Electives — Term 4
PHT-217 Advanced Portrait Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-218 Advanced Commercial Image Editing 3 $630.00
PHT-240 Portrait Production and Portfolio 3 $710.00
PHT-242 Audio Visual Presentations 3 $630.00
PHT-244 Wedding Photography 4 $840.00
PHT-245 History of Photography 3 $630.00
PHT-247 Commercial Production and Portfolio 3 $710.00
PHT-249 Advanced Commercial Lighting 3 $630.00
PHT-251 Fine Art Photography 3 $630.00
PHT-928 Photography Independent Study 1 $210.00

Math Electives
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts O E 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $840.00
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Alex Kissel
Bremer Hall 124
319-296-4014 ext.1065
Email Alex Kissel
Schedule an appointment with Alex Kissel

Faculty Advisors

Last Names A – M

Doug Benton
Black Hawk Hall 181A
319-296-2329 ext.1438
Email Doug Benton

Last Names N – Z

Adam Hunter
Black Hawk Hall 183A
319-296-2329 ext.1293
Email Adam Hunter

Administrative Assistant

Kate Childers
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
Email Kate Childers

Dean

Liberal and Applied Arts and Human Services

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
Email Catharine Freeman

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