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 within the program.

A total of six (6) credits of Restricted Elective (RE) courses are required for this degree.  Some of the RE options have prerequisites.  Consult with an Academic Advisor or the Program Director for guidance with RE selection and sequencing.

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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 of RE courses; see list of RE course options 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 of RE courses; see list of RE course options below.)

*    
Semester III 9-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

A total of six (6) credits of Restricted Elective (RE) courses are required for this program. The number of REs you need to take this semester will depend on the RE credits you completed in prior terms.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director in the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

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 of RE courses; see list of RE course options below.)

*    
Restricted Electives 6 Credits Grade Sem/Year

In consultation with Program Director choose two (2) courses from the following list to best fulfill personal goals. These courses may be taken in any semester depending on schedule and prerequisites.

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 102 Video Technology 3    
VPT 108 Video Production 3    

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