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Photography (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Photography, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 22

About the Visual Arts and Humanities Department

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

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on 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.

Related Offerings

Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.

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