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Program code: 501-01

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Length: One-year Program – Two semesters

Purpose: This certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment in careers where visual communication is the primary objective. Photographers in all disciplines may find this program appropriate for upgrading their skills.

Occupational Objectives:

Photojournalist Journal/Magazine Photographer
Industrial Photographer Advertising Photographer
Freelance Photographer Sports Photographer
Photography Retailers Photographic Processor

Admissions Requirements: Applicant must meet the general requirements of admission to the College. In addition, entry into the Photography program requires proficiency in English as measured by appropriate tests administered by the College Counseling department.

Program Requirements: In order to provide the student with a broad experience in the different types of media, i. e., newspaper, radio and television, the Photography curriculum will feature courses in Journalism, Mass Media, Radio and Television, Writing for Radio and Television, Photography Fundamentals of Design, and Computer Graphics. These courses are in addition to general courses which are also part of the curriculum. Students will be required to prepare a photo portfolio during their last term of the program. The program also features an internship which will provide an opportunity for students to earn hands-on experience in the field. Students who complete the requirements of the program will be awarded a Certificate in Photography.

Course NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
PSY 120Human Relations303
ITE 115Intro to Computer Apps & Concepts303
ENG 101*Practical Writing I303
ART 283Computer Graphics I 244
PHT 101Photography I143
SDV 108College Survival Skills101
Second Semester
ART 131Fundamentals of Design I303
PHT 102 Photography II143
ART 284Computer Graphics II244
PHT 190Coord. Internship in Photography053
ART 291Computerized Graphic Design I344

Total Minimum Credits for Photography Certificate 34

*Students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in photography need to take ENG 111.

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