Focus on Photography - Fine Art Track

The Fine Art track allows students to explore their own artistic voice through photography. Creativity skills are developed with an emphasis on design and ways of seeing a subject to evoke a feeling or message with images. This track develops each student’s portfolio and use of the camera as an artistic tool.

Program Requirements:

The program consists of five required introductory courses, four required courses, a choice of four fundamental courses within each track, and completion of 40 hours of elective courses, followed by a culminating portfolio review. You may select any combination of elective courses, tailoring the program to your personal learning objectives and interests.

To earn a certificate, a passing grade and at least one portfolio-quality finished piece is required to pass each course. (If you are not interested in pursuing the certificate, you do not need to concern yourself with grades.) The certificate must be complete within five years of the start date of your first course within the program.

Fine Art Track Requirements

Introductory Required Courses:
Beginning Digital Photography
Intermediate Digital Photography
Digital Work Flow for Beginners
Lightroom 1
Photoshop 1
(proficiency tests available for intermediate students)

Required Courses:
Creative Fine Art Digital Photography
Textures & Patterns in Nature
Fine Art Portfolio A
Fine Art Portfolio B

Fundamental Courses:
Choice of four:
Abstracts in Nature (maximum of two)
Black & White Photography
Fine Art Water Portfolio   
Portraits in Nature
Others as offered

40 hours required

Sample Electives:
Architectural Photography
Art Fair and Exhibition Workshop
Lighting Techniques
Lightroom 2
Photographing Orchids
Photographing Butterflies and Blooms
Photography Tools & Techniques – various
Photoshop 2
The Art of Still Life Photography
Urban Photography
Others as offered

~ fundamental courses in other tracks may be taken as electives
~ electives are seasonal and are available as scheduled