Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

Photography

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Photography program has, as its underlying basis, the recognition of photography as a unique and elegant blend of science and art which has evolved into one of the most influential media of communication on the planet. As a fine art that works directly from reality and is, therefore, grounded in truth, it is an extremely potent and evocative means of self-expression. As the preferred means of news reportage, it has, since its inception, been the primary force in documenting global events, and, in some cases, even shaping world history. As the medium of choice for product advertising, it accounts for billions of dollars of consumer trade, annually. And now, with the advent of digital photography, the creative power and control of the individual photographer is almost unlimited.

A two-year Associate in Fine Arts degree is offered for students wishing to prepare for this field. Also, a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging has been designed to cover the increased digital needs of our students, as well as to continue to offer the skills, concepts and history of traditional gelatin/silver photography. This program has been carefully designed to accurately mirror the dynamic merger of traditional and digital imagining which is currently evolving in the field.

The BFA program offers the student a unique experience that covers both fine art and commercial photography. Students will be given the opportunity to acquire skills that enable them to choose from many different photo career directions which are currently evolving in the field.

Career opportunities in photography are quite varied, and include portraiture, photojournalism, architectural photography, product photography, wedding photography, photographic processing and printing, and many forms of prepress digital manipulation. Positions vary from entry to intermediate level and self-employment.


Photography Programs:

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography | Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Photography

 

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Photography and Digital Imaging

First Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
PH101 Black & White Photography I 3/5/75
AS101 English I 3/3/45
GD250 Graphic Production for Photographers 2/3/45
AH105 History of Western Art I 3/3/45
PH116 Photojournalism 2/3/45
AS231 Mathematical Ideas (Math. Req.) 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 16/20/300
     
PH102 Black & White Photography II 3/5/75
PH111 Color Photography I 3/5/75
CG260 Photo Digital Imaging 2/3/45
AS205 Intro to Philosophy (Human. Req.) 3/3/45
PH122 Studio Portraiture 3/5/75
AH267 Effective Speaking (Human. Ele) 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 17/24/360
  First Year Totals 33/44/660
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
PH211 Color Photography II 3/5/75
PH202 Contemporary Concepts 3/5/75
PH251 Digital Media I 3/5/75
PH209 Photo Science 3/4/60
PH219 View Camera 3/5/75
  Fall Semester Totals 15/24/360
     
PH252 Digital Media II 3/5/75
PH255 Digital Imaging Management 2/3/45
AS102 English II 3/3/45
AH106 History of Western Art II 3/3/45
PH250 Photographer's Portfolio 2/3/45
PH121 Product Photography 3/5/75
  Spring Semester Totals 16/22/330
  Second Year Totals 31/46/690

Third Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
FO111 Drawing I 3/5/75
FO219 Painting I: Oil 3/5/75
PH361 Digital Photography Methods 3/5/75
AS250 Business Practices 2/2/30
AH305 History of Modern Art 3/3/45
 

Social Science Elective

3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 17/23/345
     
PH362 Experimental Photography 3/5/75
PH247 Historical Processes 3/5/75
PH461 Photo Industry 2/3/45
AS210 General Psychology (Social Sci. Req.) 2/3/45
  Humanities Elective 3/3/45
  Elective 3/5/75
  Spring Semester Totals 17/24/360
  Third Year Totals

34/45/705


Fourth Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
PH463 Advanced Digital Techniques 2/3/45
PH441  
Black & White Photography III
3/5/75
CG361 Multi-Media Design 2/3/45
PH471 Video Production I
3/5/75
CG381 Web Page Design 3/3/45
AS255 Intro to Biology (Phys. Sci. Req.)
3/3/45
  Humanities Elective I 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 15/22/330
     
PH462 Digital Imaging Portfolio 3/5/75
AH472 DSR Cinematography 3/5/75
PH452 Senior Degree Project 3/5/75
PH422 Studio Photography 2/3/45
AH406 History of Contemporary Art 3/3/45
  Physical Science Elective 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 17/22/330
  Fourth Year Totals 32/46/690
  Program Totals 130/183/2745

SCH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

Total Semester Hours: 130
183 Total Clock Hours
x 15 weeks per semester: 2745
Associates of Fine Art in Photography
Foundation Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
PH101 Black & White Photography I 3/5/75
GD250 Graphic Production for Photographers 2/3/45
PH116 Photojournalism 2/3/45
AS101 English I 3/3/45
AH105 History of Western Art ! 3/3/45
AS231 Mathematical Ideas (Math. Req.) 3/3/45
  Fall Semester Totals 16/20/300
     
PH102 Black & White Photography II 3/5/75
PH111 Color Photography I 3/5/75
CG260 Photo Digital Imaging 2/3/45
PH122 Studio Portraiture 3/5/75
  Directed Academic Elective 3/3/45
PS267 Effective Speaking (Dir. Academic Elec.) 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 17/24/360
  First Year Totals 33/44/660
Second Year
NO. COURSES SH/CHW/CHS
PH211 Color Photography II 3/5/75
PH202 Contemporary Concepts 3/5/75
PH251 Digital Media I 3/5/75
PH209 Photo Science 3/4/60
PH219 View Camera 3/5/75
  Fall Semester Totals 15/24/360
     
PH255 Digital Imaging Management 2/3/45
PH252 Digital Media II 3/5/75
PH250 Photographer's Portfolio 2/3/45
PH121 Product Photography 3/5/75
  Art History Elective 3/3/45
AS102 English II 3/3/45
  Spring Semester Totals 16/22/330
  Second Year Totals 31/46/690
  Program Totals 64/89/1350
SH represents Semester Hours (credits) per semester
CHW represents Clock Hours (contact time) per week
CHS represents Clock Hours per semester (15 Weeks)

Total Semester Hours: 64
89 Total Mininum Clock Hours x 15 weeks
per semester: 13
50