The Associate of Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Photography is a liberal education degree with a concentration in Fine Art Photography courses.
The photography program in the Department of Art and Art History at Normandale Community College is committed to nurturing an artistic community that is contemporary, critical, and professional. While treating photography as an artistic medium, this program encourages forms of critical thinking that can be applied to all art media and college disciplines. The degree is centered on developing an outstanding ability to interpret, criticize, and articulate ideas through the visual image.
Photography facilities include both traditional chemical-based darkrooms and a digital lab.
The degree provides a sound fine art photography and art studio foundation and satisfies the complete MnTC. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program.
Students seeking an AA with Emphasis in Photography must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific emphasis requirements reflected below.
Students seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in liberal education must complete a total of 60 college- level semester credits, including:
Other Graduation Requirements:
Required Photography courses (15 cr):
Required Art History course (3 cr)
Choose one of the following:
Studio Art Electives course: (3 cr)