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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Photography

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with an introduction to a particular field of study in art and design with a firm foundation in the concepts and problem-solving skills of that field. Once earned, the Associate's degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The Academy of Art University Associate of Arts Degree is specifically designed for seamless transition into the Academy of Art University Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and to apply for entry level positions in the industry.

Degree Breakdowns & Requirements AA Graduation Plan

AA Photography Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 33 units
          Major 15 units
+Liberal Arts 18 units
TOTAL 66 units

AA Photography Degree Requirements

2 Written Communication courses
2 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Employment Communications & Practices course

And:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist

Sample Graduation Plan
  1st Year 2nd Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 36 units
  Associate of Arts Degree
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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