Commercial Photography (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students will apply principles and theories of visual design and composition to create images that effectively communicate both personal and client-driven ideas, concepts, and information to the viewer.

  • Students will apply elements of design and composition to create effective visual images that meet personal and/or client needs.
  • Students will apply knowledge of studio lighting systems and set designs to create effective images in a studio photography setting.

Students will be able to apply problem-solving skills to the process of working with clients (e.g., art directors, editors, and publishers), to understand the client's needs, and to translate these needs into successful images.

  • Students will demonstrate their professional preparedness through development of industry-standard portfolio and professional materials.

Students will demonstrate an ability to effectively use both analog and digital technologies and processes to create photographic images.

  • Students will apply knowledge of studio lighting systems and set designs to create effective images in a studio photography setting.
  • Students will master the ability to use a variety of camera controls and systems, including film-based systems and digital systems, and will develop proficiencies in shutter and aperture correlation.