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AA with Emphasis in Photography

The Associate of Arts (AA) with Emphasis in Photography is a liberal education degree with a concentration in fine art photography coursework. It is intended for transfer to a BA four-year program in photographic studies. Students seeking an Associate in Arts (AA) degree with Emphasis in Photography must successfully complete the AA requirements and the specific Photography Emphasis requirements. This degree is designed for students who seek a general liberal arts degree with an emphasis in fine arts photography. The degree provides a sound photography foundation and satisfies the complete MnTC.


Normandale Community College's Art program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

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Associate of Arts Degree with Emphasis in Photography

60 credit degree/ 21 Art Credits

Required Photography Courses - 15 credits

Code Title Credits
ART 1109 Exploring Photography 3
ART 1110 Black and White Photography 3
ART 1113 Video Art 3
ART 1114 Digital Photography 3
ART 2207 Advanced Photography 3

Required Art History Course - 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

Code Title Credits
ART 1103 Art History Survey 2: 16th Century Europe to 1945 3
ART 1104 Contemporary Art Survey 3

Studio Art Elective Course - 3 credits

ART xxxx - Choose any additional art course (excluding ART 1101, Visual Arts) for 3 credits.