Dec 05, 2023  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography (A.S.)

The Photography A.S. degree at Onondaga Community College offers a unique program that builds a strong technical foundation, encourages creative exploration and addresses photography’s place in the evolution of visual communication. The program is designed to build skills from the basics of black and white photography through color photography and theory, digital imaging and studio lighting. Specialized areas include photojournalism, commercial photography and fine art applications. This program offers an excellent foundation for transfer to a four-year program or for embarking on a career in the multifaceted photography industry.

Classes are small and are taught in state-of-the-art facilities. Students have extensive interaction with faculty and access to photography department resources. In addition to academic credentials, the Photography faculty has extensive and diverse experience as regularly exhibiting fine artists, photojournalists, and studio and commercial photographers.

Onondaga Community College’s Photography program offers exceptional facilities for film-based black and white and color photography, studio lighting and the latest digital technology for capture, creation, editing and printing.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to develop conceptual thoughts into original visual communication.
  2. Demonstrate an appropriate level of technical competence in the production of his/her work.
  3. Demonstrate a competence in the craftsmanship, execution and presentation of his/her artwork.
  4. Employ the use of written and spoken vocabulary for communications.
  5. Show a preliminary working knowledge of the history of art and its social relevance.

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Total Program Credits: 60-62


1. SUNY Gen. Ed. Natural Sciences course must be a designated liberal arts course.