Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications - Photography (BS)

Sanford-Brown Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Digital Photography offers a solid background in photographic principles, processes and techniques. The program gives students the opportunity to work with studio and location equipment, computer software and printmaking technology.

Sanford-Brown's BS in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Digital Photography starts with a solid background in visual communication, progresses through basic camera and lighting techniques and explores advanced studio and location shooting situations. Successful graduates will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of industry – through design projects, solutions (both functional and aesthetic), delivered within a set amount of time, as judged by critique and rubrics.
  • Apply technical and software skills – through execution of projects that meets defined criteria established by projects, critiques and rubrics.
  • Utilize visual problem solving – through research skills, critical analysis skills, application and assessment of the design process.
  • Implementation of communication skills – through use of industry relevant vocabulary and professional presentation techniques.
  • Develop conceptual thinking skills – through execution of design projects that build perceptual awareness.
  • Discuss aesthetics – through the use of design elements and principles that exhibit an awareness of design as a cultural element.
  • Prepare for global professional workplace culture – through demonstrated behavior exhibiting an awareness of the designer in a greater world context.
  • Compile and complete portfolio – combining learned skills to produce a portfolio that demonstrates workplace readiness.
  • Articulate a vision of the future of the discipline – identify and suggest implementation modes for emergent trends in design and supporting technology.

Sanford-Brown's BS in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Photography focuses on both the technical and aesthetic values of photography in order to help prepare graduates for entry into a world hungry for images. Courses are led by instructors, many with real-world working experience in the field of photography.

  • In Principles of Light, characteristics of natural and artificial light will be covered through lecture and lab. Natural, tungsten, strobe lighting and the use of light modifiers will be covered.
  • In Portraiture, students will practice lighting, posing and photographing subjects in a variety of environments. They will also cover photo retouching and image enhancement processes to improve quality and consistency.
  • In Fine Art Photography, course content emphasizes the creation and presentation of photographs for exhibition. Thematically diverse subjects and genre are studied, and students evaluate and create a portfolio of exhibition prints.

Other core requirements in this program include:

  • Career Development
  • College Success
  • Design Process
  • Principles of Design
  • Color Theory
  • Art History
  • Mid-Program Review
  • Print Technology
  • Web Design
  • Advanced Web
  • Advertising
  • Cross Platform Collaborative
  • Internship/Capstone
  • Design Business Practices
  • Senior Design Project
  • Foundations of Photography
  • Photo Journalism
  • Food Photography
  • Photographic Strategies
  • History of Photography
  • Commercial Format Photography
  • DSLR Photography
  • Typography
  • Raster Imaging
  • Publication Design and Layout
  • Digital Video
  • Motion Graphics 1

Potential career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Photography include:

  • Advertising Photographer
  • Assistant Studio Manager
  • Assistant Commercial Photographer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Digital Production Assistant
  • Documentary Photographer
  • Event Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Fine Arts Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Insurance Photographer
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Photojournalist/News Photographer
  • Police Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Stock Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer

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