Associate of Science

School: Arts, Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Dean: Fred Herbst,

Program Director: James Lee,

Support Staff: Amy Frank,

Location: Cultural Arts Center, Room 7112, Phone: 845-574-4268

Degrees Offered:

Program Description:

To provide talented and motivated artists with the knowledge and skills needed to help shape their future and best fulfill their passions and abilities. The photography comprehensively teaches traditional photography as well as digital photography, studio lighting, and emerging mobile technologies. Students will learn 'career-ready" photo industry job skills, as well as how to evaluate and critique photography culminating in a cohesive portfolio of their work for use in the workforce and future studies.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and analyze the contributions photographers have made from a variety of perspectives including diversified cultures and societies throughout history
  • Apply creative and technical abilities in a variety of photography processes and methods including analog and digital cameras and other photographic equipment
  • Produce effective visual media through theory and form
  • Evaluate and analyze visual media according to established criteria using appropriate terminology
  • Create a portfolio for personal and professional use in the workforce or future studies