Studio Photography (Certificate)

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: STPC
Number of Credits: 40

Program Description

This certificate prepares students for initial employment in photography, digital imaging, and video production. Job titles include: commercial photographer, portrait photographer, industrial photographer, photojournalist, videographer, digital imager, and photography lab manager. Employment responsibilities in these areas include; photographing, digital imaging, and videography.

The certificate program courses can be used in satisfying degree requirements.

Required Courses

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
VCP 119 Digital Imaging IV 4
VCP 210 Video Production I 4
VCP 211 Studio Photography II 4
VCP 212 Video Production II 4
VCP 222 Photojournalism I 4
VCP 279 or
VCP 289
Professional Portfolio Production or
Internship I

Program Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of industry standard equipment, techniques, technologies specific to the practice of studio photography.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, political and social context in which photographic images are created and viewed.
  • Critically analyze and evaluate examples of photographic art .
  • Demonstrate the ability to create a professional portfolio of studio photography images.