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If you enjoy viewing life through a camera lens, a degree in photography could help put your future in focus.

Founded in 1965, our photography program is an intensive two-year study of visual communications. You’ll learn the fundamentals of lighting, composition and visual storytelling; practice your artistic and technical skills in studios and technology labs; and explore current trends and career opportunities in photography and digital media production. The program includes opportunities to interact with industry professionals through field trips, guest speakers and cooperative work experiences.

Whether you want to start your own photography business, work in journalism or join an in-house marketing and communication team, this program can help you transform your passion into a successful career.

1. Students will demonstrate business skills to successfully enter the profession
2. Students will build a portfolio demonstrating creativity and storytelling skills
3. Students will apply interpersonal skills to work in industry
4. Students will develop the technical skills required to complete projects
5. Students will develop the post-production skills required to create portfolio quality still photography and video productions.
6. Students will apply research skills to assess current trends in the profession.
7. Students will develop written communication skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Associate in Applied Science - Photography

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 91 - 92

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 101
Introduction to Photography
5
PHOTO 126
Digital Photography
5
Choose one from:
BT 107
Business Communications
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 111
Studio Photography I
5
PHOTO 112
Photographic Design
5
Choose one from:
ART 105
Color and Design
5
PHOTO 120
Photographic Arts
5
PHOTO 240
Large Format Photography
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 121
Location Photography I
5
PHOTO 234
Digital Photography II
5
Choose one from:
ACCT 140
QuickBooks
5
BUS 123
Practical Business Math Applications
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 200
Photography Media
5
PHOTO 232
Portraiture
5
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 227
Business of Photography
5
PHOTO 231
Studio Photography II
5
PHOTO 237
Documentary Storytelling
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
PHOTO 225
Portfolio Development II
5
PHOTO 233
Location Photography II
5
PHOTO 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
PHOTO 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
1
Choose one from:
ART 189
Printmaking
4
PHOTO 120
Photographic Arts
5
PHOTO 247
Narrative Storytelling
5
Total Credits
 
16 - 17
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,267
  • Non-Resident

    $
    14,332
  • International

    $
    25,517
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    898
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,528

  • Bonnie Glantz
    Bonnie Glantz
    Dean Visual/Perform Arts
    B.A., Walla Walla College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa
    Bonnie.Glantz@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3339
  • Ira Gardner
    Ira Gardner
    Photography
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University
    Ira.Gardner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3728
  • Collin Masteller
    Collin Masteller
    Coordinator I
    Collin.Masteller@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Colin Mulvany
    Colin Mulvany
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Colin.Mulvany@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Melissa Rackham
    Melissa Rackham
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Melissa.Rackham@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Greg Roth
    Greg Roth
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    M.Div., Episcopal Theological School; Th.M., Weston College School of Theology; MA STL, Ph.D./SThD., International Marian Research Institute University of Dayton
    Greg.Roth@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3579
  • Erik Sohner
    Erik Sohner
    Photography
    A.A.S., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Brooks Institute; M.F.A., Academy of Art University; Additional Studies: Eastern Washington University, Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute
    Erik.Sohner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3832
  • Marc Harvey
    Marc Harvey
    Adjunct Academic Employee
    Marc.Harvey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3726
  • Kayla Marr
    Kayla Marr
    Instructional Technician
    Kayla.Marr@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3725
  • Heather Bellerud
    Heather Bellerud
    Curriculum Advisor
    Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3195

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Erik Sohner

Program Lead
Erik.Sohner@sfcc.spokane.edu

Heather Bellerud

Curriculum Advisor
Heather.Bellerud@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3195
Building 15, Room 106