Certificate in Fine Arts Photography

Photography studies at SFCC include digital, black and white film, and alternative processes, as well as, conceptual and expressive approaches to using photography as a means of communication.  Students develop an understanding of historical, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives in photography in addition to learning how to critically analyze an image.

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

This certificate nests with the Associate in Arts (A.A.) Photography Degree.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Work competently with a variety of photographic equipment and techniques.
  • Compose, light, stage, capture, modify and print exhibition quality photographs.
  • Describe contemporary and historical perspectives in photography.
  • Analyze photographs for expressive and conceptual content, including composition, meaning, subtext and aesthetic style.
  • Prepare a portfolio appropriate for application to a four-year institution.

Class Requirements

CORE REQUIREMENTS: (15 HRS. MIN.)

ARTS 296         Arts and Design Portfolio (3)

PHOT 111         Digital Photography I (3)

PHOT 120         Black and White Film Photography I (3)

PHOT 130         Non-Silver Photography I (3)

PHOT 210         Digital Photography II (3)

 

RELATED REQUIREMENTS: (3 HRS. MIN.)

MART 180       Photoshop I (3)

 

APPROVED ELECTIVES: (9 HRS. MIN.)

Any PHOT class

 

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

TOTAL 27 CREDITS MIN.