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Photo Imaging Technology

A.A.S./Diploma/Certificate

Career Description
Photo imaging students develop foundational imaging and workplace skills sought by employers. The curriculum includes general and studio photography, digital file manipulation and management, lighting, photo print production, print finishing, software, video and editing, color science, and principles of sales, marketing, and customer service. The program serves a broad range of industries to include the photo and graphics industry, now called imaging. Demand for trained technical personnel is high.

Program Information
The Photographic Imaging Technology Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree that consists of an ambitious, technical core in imaging and components of general education. A related option, with fewer general education requirements, is the Photographic Imaging Technology Diploma Program. Finally, there is a Certificate in Matting & Framing where students develop skills in finishing and presentation of art. Students choose a program option to meet their specific career goals. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Graduate will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professional responsibility toward workplace safety
2. Select and use photographic software, equipment and technologies appropriate to the task
3. Apply concepts and aesthetics to create and evaluate photographic images
4. Effectively develop proposals and organize photo shoots
5. Work as a team member demonstrating dependability, flexibility, communication and management skills
6. Model professional and ethical behavior

Special Program Requirements
Windows XP Pro Laptop and a Digital SLR camera

Accreditation
Photo Marketing Association, International Professional Photographers Association, Digital Imaging Association, Association of Imaging Executives

Certification
Society of Photofinishing Engineers and Certified Photographic Consultant

Transfer Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to transfer into programs like marketing, management, mass communications, business and education at Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State University Mankato, North Dakota State University, and the University of Wisconsin Stout.

Employment Opportunities
Graduates accept employment nationwide as computer imaging and editing specialists, quality control personnel, studio and event photographers, lab equipment operators, lab maintenance, custom framers, lab management, and more. Imaging is a fast-paced, ever changing industry. Excitement is ever present in one of the most innovative industries in the world.

 




MATTING & FRAMING CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

PHIM 1119 Imaging Applications (3cr)
PHIM 1172 Photo Print Systems (4cr)
PHIM 1176* Visual Relationships (3cr)
PHIM 2296 Corporate Communication & Presentations (4cr)
Total 14 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 14 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

 

A.A.S. CURRICULUM

First Year - Fall Semester
PHIM 1114 Digital Darkroom (4cr)
PHIM 1122 Photo Composition (2cr)
PHIM 1160 Basic Photo & Processing (3cr)
PHIM 1164 Survey of Imaging (2cr)
PHIM 1172 Photo Printing Systems (4cr)
General Education (3cr)
Fall Semester Total 18 Credits

Spring Semester
PHIM 1120 Media Productions (3cr)
PHIM 1174 Studio Photographics (4cr)
PHIM 1176* Visual Relationships (3cr)
PHIM 1284 Digital  & Video Photographics (4cr)
General Education (3cr)
Spring Semester Total 17 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
PHIM 2110* Color Management Systems (4cr)
PHIM 2112* Fine Art Printing (4cr)
PHIM 2286 Outdoor Photography (2cr)
General Education (9cr)
Fall Semester Total 19 Credits

Spring Semester
PHIM 2111 Art Direction (4cr)
PHIM 2175* Photographic Certification & Business (4cr)
PHIM 2276* Photo Economics (3cr)
PHIM 2296* Corporate Communication & Presentations (4cr)
General Education (3cr)
Spring Semester Total 18 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 72 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

 

DIPLOMA CURRICULUM
Gainful Employment

First Year - Fall Semester
PHIM 1114 Digital Darkroom (4cr)
PHIM 1122 Photo Composition (2cr)
PHIM 1160 Basic Photo & Processing (3cr)
PHIM 1164 Survey of Imaging (2cr)
PHIM 1172 Photo Printing Systems (4cr)
Fall Semester Total 15 Credits

Spring Semester
PHIM 1120 Media Productions (3cr)
PHIM 1174 Studio Photographics (4cr)
PHIM 1176* Visual Relationships (3cr)
PHIM 1284 Digital & Video Photographics (4cr)
General Education (3cr)
Spring Semester Total 17 Credits

Second Year - Fall Semester
PHIM 1119 Matting & Framing (3cr)
PHIM 2110* Color Management Systems (4cr)
PHIM 2112* Fine Art Printing (4cr)
PHIM 2286 Outdoor Photography (2cr)
General Education (3cr)
Fall Semester Total 16 Credits

Spring Semester
PHIM 1199 Special Topics (1cr)
PHIM 2111 Art Direction (4cr)
PHIM 2175* Photographic Certification & Business (4cr)
PHIM 2276* Photo Economics (3cr)
PHIM 2296* Corporate Communication & Presentations (4cr)
Spring Semester Total 16 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 64 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

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