Photography - A.F.A. Degree

Photography allows you to visualize the world in a distinct and captivating way.

Reveal your creative side and develop your own personal style in a field that you love.

As photography majors, you will explore different perspectives and achieve a broader understanding of traditional techniques while learning the latest technology. Our expert faculty will cover a variety of subject matter to help you develop your own unique style.

Photography Program Overview

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The Photography Option within the AFA degree prepares students to transfer into a four-year Fine Arts/Photography Degree Program and/or develop as professionals within the field of Fine Arts Photography. The option combines fine art foundational skills and aesthetics with a contemporary approach to the photographic medium. Students in this program enjoy a unique photography experience that combines traditional chemistry, darkroom, and printing techniques with cutting edge digital technology. Classes are conducted in SCCC’s new photography facilities, in the Graphic Arts computer labs and in the Fine Art Studios.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Examine connections between theory and practice.
  • Apply abstract relationships and elements to photographic expression.
  • Apply black and white film photographic and/or digital technology to fine art photography.
  • Develop qualitative decision-making based on current photographic trends and art historical concepts.
  • Develop critical thinking using artistic principles drawn from contemporary social, political, or personal issues.
  • Create a portfolio.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
ARTA103 Art History I 3
ARTA101 Basic Design 3
PHOT109 Introduction to Photography 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
ARTA104 Art History II 3
ARTA108 Basic Drawing 3
ARTA110 Introduction to Color 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
PHOT120 History of Photography 3
SOCA101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ARTA115 Three Dimensional Design 3
PHOT110 Photography I 3
ARTA002 Studio Art Elective* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
ARTA185 Digital Fine Art 3
PHOT112 Photography II 3
ARTA002 Studio Art Elective* 3
ARTA002 Studio Art Elective* 3
ARTA260 Portfolio Development/Capstone for Photography 3
Total Semester Credits

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.

Art Faculty

Art Faculty