2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography and Multimedia, AAS

Program Description

Code 274 - 60 Credits

The Photography and Multimedia program emphasizes creativity, and individuals become well-suited for positions requiring artistic design and image development. In a hands-on learning environment, students gain four areas of specialization in the core courses. In the seminars students work with instructors to implement learning through the creation of projects designed to display students’ artistic abilities, craft, and knowledge.

Working professionals and employers designed the curriculum to develop individuals who thrive in fast-paced work environments and to prepare students to use state-of-the-art technology with artistic expression. Graduates of this program are well-rounded individuals with a background adaptable to a variety of media-related fields. The program includes four main areas of emphasis: photography, multimedia, animation, and visual art. The curriculum blends traditional and digital media technologies while encouraging technical proficiency and aesthetic awareness of photography, multimedia, film animation, visual art, video capture and editing, sound capture and editing, web design, and graphic design as both an art form and a professional medium of communication.

Associate degrees with concentrations in animation or photography may transfer to four-year institutions if students take additional general education courses.

Service-Learning Requirement

Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree will be required to complete a service-learning experience. The final grade in the course must qualify for academic credit in order to receive the service-learning endorsement. Please contact an Academic Advisor for courses that offer a service-learning experience, or search in the class schedules.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Incorporate fundamental photography and multimedia design skills and concepts.
  2. Demonstrate competency with the application of photography and multimedia imaging technologies.
  3. Display critical and creative thinking in the production or criticism of works of art.
  4. Express creative ideas and observations using effective verbal, nonverbal, written and visual communication.
  5. Develop professional-level bodies of work that explore personal and cultural significance.
  6. Prepare for professional careers in photography and multimedia or entry into baccalaureate degree programs.

Required General Education Courses

All Students who obtain an Associate degree or an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete the FYS 101 - First-Year Seminar   course with a grade of a C or higher. This degree requirement can also be achieved by earning a degree from an accredited institution or transferring 24 or more credits from another accredited institution applicable to their degree. See an Academic Advisor, or connect with the Integrative Learning Department, for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.


For more Photo and Multimedia program information, see the program webpage: https://kellogg.edu/academics/areas-of-study/arts-communication-english/photography/.

To apply to the Photo and Multimedia program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.