Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography (502), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: The photography curriculum provides a broad foundation in photographic techniques and approaches. Students are introduced to fine art, commercial, retail, and photojournalistic fields of photography. From the darkroom to the digital electronic darkroom, students are exposed to all aspects including large format photography, studio lighting, alternative processes, and portfolio preparation. The photography program at Thomas Nelson Community College is one of the few in the state that offers a film darkroom and processing room for traditional black and white film and print processing. The program is designed to prepare students for the photographic job market.

Transfer: Applied degrees (AAS/AAA) are designed to prepare students for entry into the workforce. Under formal articulation agreements with some four-year colleges and universities, students enrolled in a career/technical program who wish to pursue baccalaureate studies may be able to transfer selected courses into related programs at senior institutions. Students interested in pursuing transfer options should consult with a Thomas Nelson advisor early in their academic career and consult the transfer guide for their intended transfer institution and major.

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

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Semester Total Credits 16

Spring I

Semester Total Credits 16

Fall II

Semester Total Credits 17

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 65

1Recommended courses to meet requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses .
2In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution and major.
3Requirements for credits in social sciences must be selected from courses having the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC.

Program Information (CHSS)

For additional information about this program visit the Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division web page, stop by room 857 Templin Hall, phone 757-825-2799, or email