The Photography Certificate will provide the student with a strong foundation in aesthetic principles as well as a range of practical photographic techniques needed for college transfer, entry into the photographic workplace or for artistic expression. Students are encouraged to develop a personal, expressive style, achieve technical excellence and examine the role of photography in society. Career Opportunities for photographers include Advertising photographer, Aerial and underwater photographer, Art Documentation Photographer, Corporate Photographer, Commercial Photographer - Architectural, Commercial Photographer - Portrait, Commercial Photographer - Product, Commercial printing and reproduction, Darkroom Lab Technician and/or Manager, Digital imaging Technician, Digital Photographic Illustrator, Documentary and Editorial Photographer, Fashion Photographer, Film-Set Photographer, Fine Art Photographer, Fine Art Printing Assistant, Forensic Photographer, Free-lance photographer, Graphic artist, Laboratory manager, Nature Photographer, Photo Editor, Manager for Fine Art or Commercial Photography Studio, Photographic Assistant, Photographic Retoucher, Photojournalist, Professional Photo-Lab Custom Printer, Photographic sales, Sports Photographer, Stock Photographer, Studio and wedding photography, Theater Production Photographer, Wedding and Event Photographer.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate the ability to use the traditional tools of photography. Including developing film, printing photographs, and critiquing photographs.
- Students will demonstrate skills in digital technologies. Including using a digital camera, properly preparing files to print, and creating a final portfolio.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts and aesthetics to create and evaluate photographic images.
- Students will develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study and/or pursuit of a career.