Art: Applied Photography Certificate Art Total Units: 24.0

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2019

Previous Versions:

Art: Applied Photography - effective Fall 2017


The Art: Applied Photography Certificate of Achievement offers a comprehensive foundation in contemporary methods of professional photography. Course work includes digital imaging, processing, studio lighting, event photography and business practices, and the visual language of photography. Curriculum is designed for those entering today’s photography industry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Make decisions that optimize conceptual impact of created images
  2. Solve creative and technical problems that include project criteria and client expectations
  3. Demonstrate full knowledge of single-lens reflex (SLR) & digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) components, medium format, and view camera, as well as exposure controls and light meters
  4. Demonstrate mastery of indoor and outdoor lighting, studio lighting techniques, and mixed lighting situations
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of digital imaging skills consistent with industry standards
  6. Create and present professional level work and a professional portfolio and business plan to meet industry standards

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Art: Applied Photography program are:

  • Complete 24.0 units from
    • Art: Applied Photography Requirements

Art: Applied Photography Requirements - complete 24.00 units
ART 19Elementary Photography3.00
ART 82Beginning Digital Photography3.00
ART 83Intermediate Digital Photography3.00
BMG 100Entrepreneurial Business Plan3.00
MEDIA 4Introduction to Mass Communication3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 3Introduction to Art and Design3.00
ART 7ADrawing and Composition 13.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 66.1Studio Photography - Portrait1.50
ART 66.2Studio Photography - Product1.50
ART 66.3Professional Photography - Event1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 21Intermediate Black and White Photography3.00
ART 23Color Photography2.00
ART 49Independent Study in Art1.00-3.00
ART 66.4Professional Photography - Architecture1.50
JOUR 59Photojournalism3.00
WEOC 99IOccupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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