Program code: 501-01
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.
|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 Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|PSY 120||Human Relations||3||0||3|
|ITE 115||Intro to Computer Apps & Concepts||3||0||3|
|ENG 101*||Practical Writing I||3||0||3|
|ART 283||Computer Graphics I||2||4||4|
|PHT 101||Photography I||1||4||3|
|SDV 108||College Survival Skills||1||0||1|
|ART 131||Fundamentals of Design I||3||0||3|
|PHT 102||Photography II||1||4||3|
|ART 284||Computer Graphics II||2||4||4|
|PHT 190||Coord. Internship in Photography||0||5||3|
|ART 291||Computerized Graphic Design I||3||4||4|
Total Minimum Credits for Photography Certificate 34
*Students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in photography need to take ENG 111.