Jan 20, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography, Specialization in Visual Communications (502-01), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: The area of visual communications is one of the fastest growing and rapidly evolving fields in the arts. Visual communications specialists enjoy finding creative ways to express their ideas. Integrating studio and digital photography, photographic history, design, typography, desktop publishing and marketing, the visual communications specialist is a valuable resource in the workplace. This degree specialization focuses on critical problem-solving skills, aesthetics and history to provide students with an understanding of the impact of visual imagery. All students in this program receive the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in print media.

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.

Possible Career Opportunities

In order to review a listing of possible career opportunities available upon completion of this program, please visit the VA Wizard at https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action.

Semester Total Credits 16

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 chss@tncc.edu.