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Imaging Systems Minor

Nitin Sampat, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-2747,

The imaging systems minor offers students an introduction to the business and technology of photographic imaging services. Courses cover digital imaging capture systems, professional practices, output technologies, color management, and imaging workflows. The minor provides the foundation students need to pursue opportunities in business management, photo-lab operations, technical support, digital imaging technology, and sales for photo and imaging manufacturers.

Required Courses
IMSM-301 Imaging Systems
IMSM-302 Color Management Technology
IMSM-303 Imaging Workflows
Choose two of the following:
   IMPT-322    Digital Imaging Processing
   IMPT-306    e-Sensitometry
   IMPT-312    High Speed Photography
   IMPT-307    Survey Non-Conventional Imaging Systems
   MAAT-256    Principles of Printing
   MAAT-206    Print and Production Workflow
   PHFA-361    Retouch and Restore
   PHFA-362    The Fine Print Workflow
   PHPS-316    Scanning Electron Microscopy
   PHPS-315    Web Publishing
   PHPS-306    Historic Photographic Processes

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

The minor in applied imaging systems further develops experiences in the business and technology of photographic imaging, primarily as it relates to image output and lab operations. The courses in this minor include investigations of various components found in imaging, the technologies that are used and the practices found in imaging systems that range from the capture of images up through and not limited in output. The topics include but are not limited to digital capture systems and professional practices, output technologies, color management, and imaging workflows.

Required Courses:
2076-411 Imaging Systems
2076-412 Color Management for Photographers
2076-413 Imaging Workflows

Electives—Choose at least two of the following:
2061-361 Web Design Using Photography
2076-491 Digital Imaging Processing
2082-317 Website Design for Graphic Media
2082-337 Digital Asset Management
2082-401 Digital Print Processes
2083-368 Image Retouching and Restoration

* Equivalent courses may be substituted in lieu of these courses with the permission of the minor adviser.