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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts

Program Description:
The certificate curriculum prepares students to seek entry-level employment in a variety of commercial photographic specialties (for example, photojournalism, portraiture, fashion, architectural, product, etc.). Instruction is offered in cameras, aesthetics, color and black and white, film and digital, darkroom procedures, digital image editing, lighting, and business practices for photographers. Students completing the program will have developed a portfolio.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a C or better.

Effective academic year: 2012-2013

Required Units in the Major:    33

Required Courses
  Semester I (9 units)
PHOT 021 - ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 031A - COLOR AND COMPOSITION--TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 010 - HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  OR
  ART 001B - HISTORY OF WESTERN ART (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (9 units)
PHOT 030 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 031 - BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  OR
  PHOT 023A - COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 033 - PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  OR
  PHOT 040 - FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (9 units)
PHOT 022A - BLACK AND WHITE LARGE FORMAT FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 136 - VIDEO FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 132 - ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  OR
  PHOT 023B - ADVANCED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (6 units)
PHOT 135 - ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 140 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  ART 005 - ART FUNDAMENTALS (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 016 - PERSPECTIVE (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050A - INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050B - INTERMEDIATE ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 050C - ADVANCED ADVERTISING/GRAPHIC DESIGN (3.0 units)
  &
  BUS 116 - SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  JOUR 021 - BEGINNING PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  JOUR 022 - ADVANCED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 080 - GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS (2.0 units)
  &
  ART 104 - HISTORY OF AMERICAN ART (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 131 - ZONE SYSTEM OF PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 024A - EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 024B - EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY (3.0 units)
  &
  ART 011A - FOUNDATION DRAWING (3.0 units)