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2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Arts, Photography Specialization, AAA

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for jobs in photography.  This program is offered at the Midlothian Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders. 

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Applied Arts (AAA) degree is a major in an area related to the visual arts such as film, photography, and visual arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Although the purpose of an AAA degree is to gain skills for employment, some transfer institutions may accept some or all of the courses from an AAA major.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisors and their intended transfer institutions for specific direction in program and course selection.   More information can also be found at www.brightpoint.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet Brightpoint admission requirements. New students should work with their New Student Navigator to get ready for their first semester. They can also email getstarted@brightpoint.edu for assistance. Continuing students should work with their faculty advisor on academic planning and graduation requirements.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Critically evaluate personal studio art projects and those of other students, applying the process of critique.
  2. Write a professional resume, cover letter, and artist statement introducing themselves, their art, and their artistic philosophies.
  3. Gauge measurements of linear perspective and proportion, in relation to drawing.
  4. Produce a body of photographic artwork utilizing photo processing and editing software.
  5. Execute a body of photographic artwork utilizing various lighting and photographic equipment.
  6. Assemble a digital portfolio.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myBrightpoint portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Student must develop a portfolio during their last semester of study.

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