Basic Photography (Certificate)

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: BAPC
Number of Credits: 15-16

Required Courses

This Certificate prepares students for apprenticeship employment in photography or digital imaging. Job titles include assistant photographer, lab technician, digital imager, and photographic retail sales representative. Employment responsibilities in these areas include: photographing, digital imaging, and sales. The Certificate program courses can be used in satisfying degree program requirements.

Required Courses

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
VCP 101 Photography I 4
VCP 111 Studio Photography I 4

Program Elective

Select 7-8 credits from the following:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ART 180 Basic Photography 3
VCP 110 Portrait Photography 4
VCP 116 Digital Imaging I 2
VCP 117 Digital Imaging II 2
VCP 118 Digital Imaging III 4
VCP 210 Video Production I 4
VCP 211 Studio Photography II 4
VCP 222 Photojournalism I 4
VCP 223 Photojournalism II 4
VCP 224 Nature and Wildlife Photography 4
VCP 233 Fictional Photography 4
VCP 270 Portfolio Production I 4
VCP 271 Portfolio Production II 4

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of industry standard equipment, techniques, and technologies specific to the practice of photography.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a portfolio of photographic images.