Professional Photography

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01381)

Prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences, and to record events and people, via digital, film, and still photography. Includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and business operations.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Communicate concepts, aesthetics, and project production to clients.
  • Collaborate effectively with client, production resources, and personal vision on photographic assignments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in digital capture, Camera RAW workflow, digital imaging workflow, and digital printing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in lighting concepts including light ratios, studio strobe use, small portable flash use, lighting setups for specific effects, and use of light modifiers.
  • Understand color management and the relationship between digital capture profiles, monitor profiles, color workspaces, and digital printing profiles.

Gainful Employment

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Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

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Program Requirements
ART 138ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, ART, AND GRAPHICS3
ART 192INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGING3
ART 205BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 207STUDIO AND LIGHTING TECHNIQUES3
ART 209PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS PRACTICES2
ART 211EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY3
ART 210PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY3
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT FOR VISUAL ARTISTS
OR
ART 290COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN APPLIED Visual Arts I2-4
Total Units22-24

Some courses within this program may require additional coursework that must be completed prior to enrollment in these courses. Please consult the individual course listings for prerequisites and any other limitations on enrollment.