Digital Art / Photography

Digital Art and Photography

Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway is designed to meet Associate in Arts degree requirements with a concentration in Digital Arts/Photography. Students who are artistic, good with technology, and are creative thinkers would be ideally suited for this pathway. In this pathway, you’ll learn the creative, technical and problem-solving skills ...

This pathway is designed to meet Associate in Arts degree requirements with a concentration in Digital Arts/Photography. Students who are artistic, good with technology, and are creative thinkers would be ideally suited for this pathway. In this pathway, you’ll learn the creative, technical and problem-solving skills to design visual graphics for print, web, video, social media, and more. Students pursuing this degree gain broad and basic knowledge and skills in principles of 2-D design, visual literacy, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, photography history, photography technology, operation of a digital camera, operation of a professional photographic quality printer, and more! Whether you want to work in a design studio, advertising agency, or in a corporate in-house design department, this pathway will help you transform your creativity into a promising career in digital art/photography!

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at South Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor in Starfish to meet and discuss your goals. 
  • Explore careers and majors through workshops, counseling, and WorkSource career services
  • Visit the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects. 
  • Visit the Tutoring Center to learn about tutoring services offered in-person and online. 
  • Get involved on campus! Check out some of the resources, clubs and activities available to you through Student Life and TRiO, RST, and more! 
MATH&107
Math In Society
5 units
ART210
Digital and Graphic Art
5 units
Foreign Language I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Create an educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Research and develop a list of four-year colleges and universities. 
  • Attend transfer workshops and/or a transfer fair. Find more information on our Transfer Resources page. 
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Visit South’s transfer webpage for transfer information.  
ART214
Digital Art - Intermediate
5 units
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
Foreign Language II
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor. 
  • Attend a resume building or career workshop. 
  • Connect with potential universities (virtually or in person) and determine application deadlines. 
  • Research and apply for scholarships
ART170
Photography As An Art
5 units
ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
ENV150
Environmntl Issues/Probl
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your advisor. 
  • Attend transfer workshops, including a personal statement workshop. 
  • Write your personal statement. 
  • Build relationships with faculty and staff at South to learn more about your pathway and future opportunities. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
HUM105
Intercultural Comm
5 units
ART215 or ART211 or ART201
Choose a course
5 units
BIOL&100 or BIOL128
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming school year in Fall or early Winter Quarter to maximize your funding options. 
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships. 
  • Explore internships in your major/career. 
  • Apply for graduation for your degree. 
ENV160
Prin Env Sustainability
5 units
AME201 or AME150 or AME151
Choose a course
5 units
ART112 or ART202 or DRMA105
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with your university for transfer planning.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend commencement ceremony.
HUM121 or POLS&201 or ANTH&206
Choose a course
5 units
ART202 or ART112 or HUM130
Choose a course
5 units
SOC&101 or PHIL&101 or ANTH&206
Choose a course
5 units

More Information

  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer/Artist
  • Design Consultant
  • Illustrator
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Arts Educator
  • Digital Press Operator
  • Video Game Designer/Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Marketing/Communications Manager
  • Fine Artist

A bachelor’s degree or higher degree may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit the following online resources and search for the relevant occupational term:

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in studio arts, art history, interdisciplinary arts, design or a related field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

South Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Graduates from South have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college to college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit South's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Arts, Design, and Graphics

Program Contact

College Transfer Division 

Division staff will answer your questions or make the right connections for you to learn more about our transfer degrees and pathways. 

Location:  
University Center (UNI 101)   

Phone: 
206.934.6600 

Email: collegetrnsfr.south@seattlecolleges.edu  

Advising Contact

New Students: Please visit the Welcome Center website for help with the Steps to Enroll or to meet with the Welcome Center team. 

Current Students: Please see your primary advisor to create an educational plan. If you need assistance getting connected to the appropriate advisor, visit the Advising Center website