Photographic Imaging (CTPHOI)

Certificate

This certificate program prepares students to enter the ever-evolving field of photography by providing a strong foundation of technical and aesthetic skills. Areas of study include:

  • basic camera operation and composition skills,
  • film and digital exposure and processing methods,
  • studio lighting, and
  • printing and presentation techniques.

Graduating students produce professional portfolios and self-promotional materials to find employment in a variety of areas such as photographic assisting, photojournalism, fine art, freelance, portrait, and wedding photography. Students also complete the program to use photography as a means of personal expression, and as preparation for transferring to a 4-year college or university.

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2021-2022 Academic Requirements

This program prepares students to enter the ever-evolving field of photography by providing a strong foundation of technical and aesthetic skills. Areas of study include: basic camera operation and composition skills; film and digital exposure and processing methods; studio lighting; and printing and presentation techniques.

Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
PHO 111   Photography I 4
PHO 117   Introduction to the Studio 4
PHO 122   Film and Darkroom Photography 3
PHO 127   Digital Photo Imaging I 4
PHO 129   Black and White Digital Imaging 4
PHO 228   Digital Photo Imaging II 4
Total 23

Total Credits Required
23