Associate of Science

School: Arts and Humanities

Dean: Stephen Burke,

Program Director: James Lee,

Support Staff: Amy Frank,

Location: Cultural Arts Center, Room 7112, Phone: 845-574-4268


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

This degree provides talented and motivated artists with the knowledge and skills needed to help shape their future and best fulfill their passions and abilities. Students will learn how to effectively communicate with audiences through visual media; and they will learn how to evaluate and critique photography culminating in a cohesive portfolio of their work for use in the workforce and future studies.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Recognize and analyze through oral and written communication the contributions photographers have made from a variety of global perspectives including diversified cultures and societies throughout history
  • Apply creative and technical abilities in a variety of photography processes and methods including analog and digital cameras and other photographic equipment
  • Use critical thinking to produce effective visual media through theory and form
  • Evaluate and analyze visual media according to established criteria using appropriate terminology
  • Create a portfolio for personal and professional use in the workforce or future studies