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Media and Communication Arts – Photographic Technology Program

When I take a picture, I take 10 percent of what I see.
-Annie Leibovitz, Photographer for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue

What is Photographic Technology?

Professional photography is more than just pointing and shooting. Elevating it above amateur status is a working knowledge of the entire process that takes a photograph from passable to perfect. Photographic Technology is not only the effective handling of digital and 35mm camera equipment and the selection of black and white or color, but, it is also about the manipulation of images after they have been taken so that they complement the design and layout of printed or digital communications.

Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology Program

In Macomb’s Photograph Technology Program, you will practice camera operations (digital and 35mm), exposure control, composition theory and image processing and printing using current software applications. You will also learn about design and layout concepts, including perspective, composition and use of white space, create illustrations using technical renderings, and build a portfolio that includes portraiture, composite images, timed exposures, display advertising, landscapes and cityscapes.

Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology Courses at Macomb

In the Photographic Technology Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your elected major, including:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Illustration Fundamentals
  • Digital Layout Adobe
  • Rendering
  • Black & White Photography
  • Advertising Art
  • Previsualization
  • Digital Illustration
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Typography and Spacial Development
  • Introduction to Digital Video
  • Photojournalism
  • Studio Photography
  • Digital Editing
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Advanced Photographic Techniques

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate in Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include photographer.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree

The credits earned in Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts –Photographic Technology Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology Program?

For more information about the Media & Communication Arts – Photographic Technology Program, contact one of the Photographic Technology Program advisors: Professor Brian Sauriol, 586.445.7435, or Professor Bill Soule Jr, 586.445.7435.

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