• Integrated Media: Photography Curriculum


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    The Integrated Media: Photography program balances personal artistic development with an intensive focus on technical skills and building commercially-viable sensibilities. Students explore contemporary photographic applications of digital technology: composition, portraiture, digital workflow and media management, studio and location lighting, applications of DSLR video and freelance business practices. Students will also receive a strong foundation in digital photo enhancement and manipulation techniques. Working in creative design teams, students create both print and Web-based projects in a real-world environment. Each student is responsible for creating a traditional printed portfolio and a Web-based portfolio upon completion of the program.

    The photography facilities include fully equipped studios for portraiture, product and fashion photography. Students have access to a wide variety of professional equipment: specialized cameras, camera lenses, strobe and constant lighting equipment as well as a Mac computer lab equipped with current photo software.

    Graduates of the associate degree program are prepared to seek entry-level jobs such as photography assistant, studio manager, freelance photographer, photo editor, digital imaging specialist and retoucher. While attending school, many of our students also secure valuable internships with professional photographers and studios in the area as part of their credited coursework.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Collaborate effectively with others
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing technology
    • Use effective oral and written communication
    • Access and analyze information
    • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination

    Admission Requirements
    The Integrated Media: Photography program is an open-entry program beginning in fall term only. Prospective students are admitted on a space available basis after academic criteria has been met.

    Students must have a current record on file and meet the minimum proficiency level in reading, writing and mathematics. Proficiency can be satisfied by placement into MTH060, WR115 and RD115 on the MHCC College Placement Test (CPT) or by completion of MTH020, WR090 and RD090 (or equivalent transfer courses demonstrated through official transcripts on file at MHCC).

    Call 503-491-7678 for information about taking the College Placement Test.

    Enrollment
    Students can simply register on a first-come, first-served basis for fall term in mid May when the open registration period begins. Wait lists will be established for each option as the courses fill to capacity..

    Requirement for Continuing into Winter Term
    Students must have the consent of their faculty program adviser and meet the proficiencies of their fall program classes to continue into the second term of Integrated Media courses. Students will be provided with clear performance expectations when classes start in September.

    Students accepted into Photography must have access to a manually adjustable DSLR camera.

    For more information, please contact an Integrated Media faculty adviser or visit www.mhcc.edu/IntegratedMedia.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management
    1
    IM121 Basic Vector Illustration
    1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing
    1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing
    1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing
    1
    IM150 Digital Imaging
    5
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview
    4
    WR121 English Composition
    4
    18
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP153 Studio Lighting
    4
    DP160 Photo Editing I
    5
    IM190 Web Basics
    4
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography
    3
    DP165 Photo Editing II
    5
    IM152 Photographic Lighting I
    5
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)2
    4
    17
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP250 Photographic Lighting II
    5
    IM260 Professional Practice for Integrated Media
    4
    IM270 Project Development
    4
    Human Relations requirement‡
    3-4
    16-17
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP249 Photojournalism
    5
    IM271 The Creative Pitch
    4
    IM282 Integrated Media Focus1
    4
    13
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP252 Digital Media Studio
    5
    IM272 Integrated Media Projects or
    WE280IM_Co-op Education Internship3
    4
    IM290 Integrated Media Portfolio
    4
    Health and Physical Education requirement‡
    3
    16
    Total Credits 94-95

    1Students may select any combination of the five-week IM282 courses to total four credits.
    2A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    3Any combination of WE280IMA, WE280IMB, WE280IMC or WE280IMD to total four credits. Instructor and dean permission is required; check with instructor for the course number and credits appropriate to the internship assignment.

    ‡ See Associate of Applied Science degree requirements.

    Transfer School Web link:
    Marylhurst University - docs.marylhurst.edu/mu/pdflibrary/REG-Transfer-Guide-MHCC-Integrated-Media-Photography.pdf