Photography

Photography (AA)

For students likely to apply to a major in Photography, Photojournalism, or Professional Photography, this suggested curriculum provides basic courses for building technical competency as well as the general education foundation needed to enhance creativity and appreciation for aesthetics. These suggested courses satisfy the Associate in Arts Degree requirements at Prairie State College and provide the basis for transferring to a four-year institution. This program meets the guidelines of the IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) General Education Core. Students should obtain a copy of the Prairie State College Associate in Arts Degree Advising Guide and should visit the IAI website at www.iTransfer.org for additional information.

Portfolio Review: Students are encouraged to begin development of a substantial personal photography portfolio. Students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree should be aware that transfer admission to photography-related programs is competitive and most schools require a portfolio review for admission to programs, or for registration in advanced courses in photography, and/or for scholarship consideration.

Foreign Language Requirements: Some universities have a foreign language requirement. Generally, four years of a single foreign language in high school or four semesters of language in college will fulfill this requirement. It is recommended that students complete the entire sequence at one institution.

Photographic Studies (AAS)

This program is designed to provide the student with practical experience in creative and vocational applications of photography. Each student is challenged to explore their ideas through commercial, social and aesthetic visual problems. Options are available for specialization in print or studio production.

Foreign Language Requirements: Some universities have a foreign language requirement. Generally, four years of a single foreign language in high school or four semesters of language in college will fulfill this requirement. It is recommended that students complete the entire sequence at one institution.

Photography (Certificate)

This program is designed to thoroughly prepare students in specific photographic techniques of portrait photography. Participants gain substantial experience creating successful studio and location portraits while working in a professional studio/lab environment. It builds a technical and visual foundation using photographic techniques while encouraging students to become effective communicators with their cameras.

Portrait Photography (Certificate)

This program is designed to thoroughly prepare students in specific photographic techniques of portrait photography. Participants gain substantial experience creating successful studio and location portraits while working in a professional studio/lab environment.

Degrees and Certificates

View the curriculum for these programs in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire PDF of the catalog (1.63 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.

Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find advising guides with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The advising guides describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

Courses

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.

Faculty

Michael Maddox
Professor
Coordinator, Multimedia Arts and Photography
email: mmaddox@prairiestate.edu
Office: 4165
Lab 4110