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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Photography, A.F.A.

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Through student-centered inquiry and practice in visual communication, this program develops students into professional image-makers. Students explore a variety of photographic formats, including 35mm, medium format, and 4x5 view cameras, and acquire experience in black-and-white, color, alternative, and digital imaging processes using state of the art methods, tools, and facilities. The degree also prepares students for transfer into a Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Program Curriculum / Course Sequence

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a proficiency with camera skills sufficient to produce consistent quality photographic imagery.
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in materials and processes used in photography.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of photography from the 19th century to present day and its function in visual culture in the context of global art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles of two and three dimensional design, color theory, drawing and art historical references.
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing about the creation and contextual analysis of visual images.
  • Communicate issues of critical thinking skills via the creation of artworks and participation in the formal critique process.
  • Produce a portfolio demonstrating a coherent personal vision and visual literacy.

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Classes range from English, math, drawing and two-dimensional design to history of photography, digital imaging, medium format photography and alternative processes.

Foundation Year

Foundation Year

The purpose of the foundation year is to prepare visual art students for a seamless transition into higher-level course work. Art students interested in pursuing an associate degree in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or Photography are required to complete a common core of foundation art courses designed to provide art students with studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design.

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Full-Time Faculty

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Professor David Yox
Professor of Art, Photography and Graphic Design,
Coordinator of Photography
BFA: University of Arizona
MFA: The School of the Art institute of Chicago

Part-Time Faculty

Photography Program, Dark Room and Digital Coursework  
Patricia Swanson MFA, Photography, Tyler school of Art, Temple University
BA, Studio Arts and English Literature, Western Washington University
Robert Szatmari MFA, Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology
BFA, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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Delaware County Community College is a NASAD accredited institution