Photography Associate in Arts Degree

Division: Fine Arts


The Photography Associate in Arts Degree is designed to prepare students for entry into occupational photographic fields. A student may also elect to work toward a transfer into a four-year institution, in the field of Fine Arts.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the Social Justice, Equity and Sustainability and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a Baccalaureate Degree. For information on specific university requirements, please consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. This degree requires a total of 36 units.

Required Courses (36 units):
PHOT 101 CIntroduction to Photography3
PHOT 103 CIntermediate Photography3
PHOT 104 CWedding and Event Photography3
PHOT 109 CPortrait Photography3
PHOT 118 CAvailable Light Photography3
PHOT 202 CContemporary Photography3
PHOT 203 CStudio Lighting Techniques3
PHOT 204 CHistory of Photography3
PHOT 215 CDigital Photography3
PHOT 219 CEditorial Photography3
PHOT 220 CAlternative Photo Processes I3
PHOT 235 C Drone Photography and Video3
Total Units36