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.
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.
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.