Photography (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Photography program includes the study of both the digital and film aspects of photography. The program is structured to help students develop an understanding of exposure principles, camera operations and functions, digital photographic materials, film-based strategies, studio lighting, and the basics of running a freelance photography business. This certificate is designed to provide knowledge and experience important to those hoping to work as freelance photographers, wedding photographers, commercial photographers, photography editors, photography assistants, or photo lab technicians.

Program Notes

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required within the program.

A total of six (6) credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

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Advisor: Catalog Year:


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 9-12 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ART 100 Intro to Computer Graphic Art 1    
ART 112 Two-Dimensional Design 3    
ART 131 Photography I 3    
SBS 200 Small Business Operations 2    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 0-3 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Semester II 8-11 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ART 132 Photography II 3    
ART 142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3    
SBS 204 Small Business Marketing and Advertising 2    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 0-3 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Semester III 9-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

ART 138 Commercial Photography I 3    
ART 140 Portrait Photography 2    
ART 143 Intermediate Digital Photography 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

Select 0-6 credits from the Restricted Electives list below.

Restricted Electives 6 Credits Grade Sem/Year

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of six (6) credits. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

ARH 115 History of Photography 3    
ART 116 Life Drawing I 3    
ART 137 Alternative Photographic Processes 3    
ART 181 Graphic Design I 3    
ART 255 Art Marketing 3    
VPT 108 Video Production 3    

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