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Digital Photography Certificate Program: Overview

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Discover your own unique voice in this exploratory Digital Photography Certificate program. Take your passion for photography to the next level, as we help you develop your own personal photography style, and become the photographer you always wanted to be. This program is designed for students of all levels, with a love for photography.

 

Requires 120 Course Hours

CORE REQUIRED COURSES
120 hours
Unit # / Course Title   Quarters Typically Offered Course Hours
History of Photography Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 6
Making a Business of your Art: The Series Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 12
SLR and Interchangeable Lens Camera Operation and Photographic Composition Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 17
Tell Better Stories Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Focus on Composition Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 15
After the Shot: Establishing Your Workflow and Beyond Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 10
Introduction to Lighting Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 12
Digital Photography: Intermediate Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 21
Intermediate Lighting Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 12
An Introduction to Photo Editing Using Adobe Lightroom Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 9
Portfolio Capstone Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 6

 

Enhance your photography skills with these Specializations. Add them to our Digital Photography Certificate for added expertise, or pair two together to create a Professional Photography Certificate in a focus area you feel passionate about!

Prerequisite: Digital Photography Certificate or equivalent experience

Specializations
6-15 hours
Unit # / Course Title   Quarters Typically Offered Course Hours

Photography for Advocacy:

Advocacy and Photography: The Lens as a Witness Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring 6
Advanced Lighting Techniques Summer, Fall,  Spring 12
Nature and Conservation Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Portraiture for Public Service Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Photography and Nonprofits Fall, Winter, Spring 12

Event and Portrait Photography:

Social Media Skills for Event and Wedding Photography Fall, Winter, Spring 6
Advanced Lighting Techniques Fall, Winter, Spring 12
Portrait Photography Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Wedding and Event Photography Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Street Photography Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Photoshop CC: Level 1 Fall, Winter, Spring 15

Business of Photography:

Fundamentals of Business Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Exhibiting Your Art Fall, Winter, Spring 15
Business Marketing Techniques Fall, Winter, Spring 12
Working with Magazines and Newspapers Fall, Winter, Spring 15

 

Combined Specialization Certificates

 

Professional Event and Portrait Photography Certificate (135 hours)

Combine the specialization of  Event and Portrait Photography with Business of Photography for this Certificate. Learn what it takes to become a professional Wedding or Event Photographer! Learn the skills you need to become a freelance wedding/or event photographer, or to do professional portraits. Learn how to market your business, and basic business skills as well as improve your skills and techniques in lighting, portrait photography, and event photography.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography Certificate or equivalent experience

 

Portraits and Advocacy Professional Certificate (138 hours)

Combine the specialization of  Event and Portrait Photography with Photography for Advocacy for this Certificate. If you have a passion for advocacy and photography, and love taking pictures of people, enroll in our Portraits and Advocacy Professional Certificate. This certificate can give you the skills to use your lens to really reach the public in a powerful way, and give you additional skills as an event or portrait photographer. Learn how to capture those moments and share them with the public in a new way. This is a great certificate if you work or volunteer for a non-profit.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography Certificate or equivalent experience

 

Advocacy and Photography Professional Certificate (117 hours)

Combine the specialization of  Business of Photography with Photography for Advocacy for this Certificate.If you have a passion for advocacy and photography, or want to add a new aspect to your business, enroll in our Advocacy and Photography Professional Certificate. This certificate can give you the skills to use your lens to really reach the public in a powerful way.  Learn how to use photography to change the world.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography Certificate or equivalent experience

Planning Your Classes

Please see the Course Catalog for the current and comprehensive list of electives.

 

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