CTE Course Syllabus



    Course Name:  AP Photography (And HS only)


    Program of Study: Communications Technology Occupations

    Subcategory: Communications Technology Occupations


    Anoka-Hennepin Number: 76521/76522    (AP Photography)

    State Prog. Code: 171502 - Course Code: 90/91

    Number Days: 116   Approx. Hrs.: 130 - Term: 2 Tri

    Number of Credits: .1



    Prerequisites:                  Digital Photography I and Digital Photography II or Teacher Recommendation

    Brief Description:           Elective open to grades 11, and 12.  Create a Photographic Portfolio of 15-20 unique photographs utilizing various camera, lighting techniques, and software manipulation. Portfolio [due early May] will be eligible for submission to the College Board for credit. Instructional Focus: Closely aligned to the requirements of a post-secondary Introductory Digital Photography Course. Project based Portfolio. Work will receive a separate grade from the teacher in addition to a rating from the College Board.

    Course Outcomes:           The following topics will be addressed:

    1. Safety
      1. Understand and demonstrate proper safety procedures in the area of dress, vision hazards, behavior, accident procedures, computer ergonomics and digital security as it pertains to photo programs
    2. Content
      1. Photography Composition: Focus of the creative side of an image. Work with unique canvas sizes, i.e., square, panoramic, circular, etc.
      2. Camera Technology: In-depth on the use of RAW photography. Best practice with mass storage devices.
      3. Site Selection: Preparing for a photo-shoot [both indoor and outdoor].
      4. Lighting: Setup studio for photo shoot. Use of light meter to determine correct exposure for an outdoor photo shoot.
      5. Manipulative software: In-depth. Master the creative techniques photographers use to take an image from just o.k. to really amazing.


    Methods:                             This course will include required reading that relates to the instructional units listed, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and self-paced work. Although this is a hands-on, computer-based course, it will be necessary for students to become familiar with new terms, concepts and processes before practicing new skills. All lectures and demonstrations are followed by activities that allow students to more fully understand the presented material.

    Evaluation:                        The grade for this course will be based on the following:

    • A – 100% - 90%
    • B – 89% - 80%
    • C – 79% - 70%
    • D – 69% - 60%
    • F – 59% or below

    Grades will consist of tests, daily assignments, a portfolio, participation and attendance. Work will receive a separate grade from the teacher in addition to a rating from the College Board.

    Resources:                         The following resources are needed daily for this course:

    • Pen or Pencil
    • Folder
    • Notebook
    • Thumb Drive
    • A digital camera and USB cable (school cameras/accessories may be checked out for 2 days at a time)

    Attend. & Conduct:          Attendance and class participation are critical to the student's success in understanding and gaining familiarity with CTE concepts. Please notify the instructor if you will be missing any classes. Students are expected to submit their own work for this course. Academic dishonesty will NOT be tolerated. This includes copying the work of other students during examinations; unauthorized collaboration on homework and project assignments; unauthorized use of the internet to obtain homework and/or test answers; representing work done by others as your own.


    College Credit or Professional Certification: Pending

    # Coll Cr (if any):                                                       School(s) Accepting Credit:

    # Hrs Toward Prof. Cert. (if any): 0 Qualification Method: Course compl. w/specified grade