Digital Photography: Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is designed for students interested in developing a contemporary practice as a digital photographer or assistant, or filling a photographic role in visual communication in an organization or industry.

Career Opportunities

Photographic Assistant, Digital Darkroom Technician, Color Management Controller, Fine Art Photography, Newspaper Photographer, Commercial Photographer, Portrait Photographer, Editorial Photographer, Documentary Photographer, Digital Imaging Artist, Photo Retoucher.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically evaluate and understand the aesthetic, cultural, and political development of Photography in historical and contemporary cultures.
  2. Translate concepts and experiences through images.
  3. Present finished portfolio for peer, professional or academic review.
  4. Evaluate and critique photographic work and receive criticism from others.
  5. Express artistic intents, concepts, and practices in writing.
Certificate Requirements
Required Core Courses (18 units)
PHOT-120Foundations of Photography3
PHOT-150Beginning Digital Photography3
PHOT-151Intermediate Digital Photography3
PHOT-152Advanced Digital Photography3
PHOT-180History of Photography3
PHOT-181Contemporary Issues in Photography3
Required Electives (6 units)
Complete 6 units from the following:6-7
Smart Phone Photography
Multimedia for Photographers
Night Photography
Photography in a Multicultural United States
Total Units24-25