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The Photography Technology certificate requires 46 credits in the courses listed below.

For more information about Photography, please visit the program page.

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: PHOTO.CER.TECH

Program Requirements
PHOTO 1101Foundations of Digital Photography3
PHOTO 1102Foundations of Film Photography3
PHOTO 1105History of Photography3
PHOTO 1200Photographic Composition, Color, and Concept 3
PHOTO 1201Tools & Techniques-Digital Photography3
PHOTO 1300Studio Photography 13
PHOTO 1402Introduction to Video for Photographers3
PHOTO 2700Professional Photographic Practices3
PHOTO 2750Portfolio Presentation3
Emphases Courses
Select three of the following:9
Product Photography
Fashion and Commercial Photography on Location
Studio Fashion and Commercial Portraiture Photography
Wedding and Family Portraiture
Program Electives
Select 10 additional credits from Photo courses10
Total Credits46

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PHOTO 1101 Foundations of Digital Photography 3
PHOTO 1102 Foundations of Film Photography 3
PHOTO 1105 History of Photography 3
Second Semester
PHOTO 1200 Photographic Composition, Color, and Concept 3
PHOTO 1201 Tools & Techniques-Digital Photography 3
PHOTO 1300 Studio Photography 1 3
PHOTO 1402 Introduction to Video for Photographers 3
Summer Semester
Program Elective 1
Third Semester
PHOTO 2002 Product Photography 3
PHOTO 2006 Studio Fashion and Commercial Portraiture Photography 3
Program Elective 3
Program Elective 3
Fourth Semester
PHOTO 2700 Professional Photographic Practices 3
PHOTO 2750 Portfolio Presentation 3
PHOTO 2008 Wedding and Family Portraiture 3
PHOTO 2004 Fashion and Commercial Photography on Location 3
 Total Credits46

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural, or interest-based Student Club.

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.