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Photography - Visual Arts (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Visual Arts - Photography, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 22

Visual Arts and Humanities

Purpose: The photography certificate is offered for students who desire a concentrated introduction to photography for career purposes or personal enrichment.

The courses develop an individual’s skills in photographic production and technique as well as darkroom and studio procedures. Students will become familiar with the camera operation, studio lighting as well as digital and analog printing methods.

Range of Occupations

  • Editorial Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Photographic assistant

Special Conditions

Financial Aid: This program has not been approved by the U.S. Department of Education for eligibility for federal student aid. Students enrolled in this program may not be eligible to receive financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education (Pell Grants, SEOG, Federal Work-Study, Direct Loans or PLUS loans) or the Maryland Higher Educations Commission (Educational Assistance Grants, Senatorial Scholarships or Delegate Scholarships). For current information on eligible programs, contact Financial Aid by calling 410-777-2203, emailing finaid@aacc.edu or stopping by a Financial Aid office.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

Choose two of the following courses: 6 credits

Program Outcomes

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

  • Communicate effectively in verbal, nonverbal and written forms. 
  • Use appropriate technology that supports or facilitates communication.
  • Collect, organize, compute and interpret quantitative and qualitative data and/or information.
  • Apply mathematics, science and technology to make decisions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to solve problems using basic research, analysis and interpretation.
  • Identify, locate and use informational tools for research on alternative, historical and photojournalistic processes.
  • Apply ethical and cultural awareness, an understanding of cultural diversity, and effective and appropriate modes of social interaction to the practice of photography.
  • Apply knowledge of safety practices and regulations in the labs.

This program aligns with college’s core competencies.

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