Certificate in Commercial Photography

Students prepare for entry level work in, among others, advertising, editorial and fine arts photography. The program of study includes an internship component and business courses in order to build practical marketplace skills. Students complete their studies by creating a portfolio of their work of sufficient quality to obtain work in photography and launch a freelance business.

Students should select all courses in consultation with an academic adviser.

This certificate nests with the Associate in Applied Arts Photography Degree.

Learning Outcomes

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  • Work competently with digital photographic equipment and techniques.
  • Compose, light, stage, capture, modify and print exhibition quality photographs.
  • Analyze photographs for expressive and conceptual content, including composition, meaning, subtext and aesthetic style.
  • Demonstrate professional and entrepreneurial work skills in photo-related industries.

Class Requirements

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (21 HRS. MIN.)

ARTS 280      Business Practices for Designers (3)

ARTS 296      Arts and Design Portfolio (3)

ARTS 298      Art and Design Internship (3)

(can be taken twice as an elective)

PHOT 111      Digital Photography I (3)

PHOT 140      Photography and Studio Lighting I (3)

PHOT 195      Photographing Artwork (3)

PHOT 210      Digital Photography II (3)

RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (3 HRS. MIN.)            

MART 180     Photoshop I (3)

APPROVED ELECTIVES: (6 HRS. MIN.)

Any 3-credit PHOT classes (6)

NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.

TOTAL 30 CREDITS MIN.