Photography Lab (Certificate)

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: PLTC
Number of Credits: 23-24

Program Description

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in photography. Job titles include assistant photographer, color lab technician, digital imager, and photography sales representative. Employment responsibilities include photographing, digital processing and printing, and marketing. The certificate courses may be used in satisfying degree requirements.

Required Courses

Program Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credits
VCP 101 Photography I 4
VCP 111 Studio Photography I 4
VCP 116 Digital Imaging I 2
VCP 117 Digital Imaging II 2
VCP 118 Digital Imaging III 4

Program Electives

Select 7-8 credits from the following:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ART 180 Basic Photography 3
VCP 189 Basic Internship 4
VCP 211 Studio Photography II 4
VCP 222 Photojournalism I 4

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of industry standard equipment, techniques, and technologies specific to the practice of photo editing.
  • Understand basic lighting techniques for both natural and constructed scenes on location or in a studio setting.
  • Communicate with a visual vocabulary to interpret photographic works and design principles appropriate to the practice of image-based media .
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a professional portfolio of photographic images.