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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photography Advanced Certificate

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The Advanced Photography Certificate includes courses Commercial Photography I & II, Portrait Photography I & II, and Portfolio Photography.  These courses provide an in-depth look into the skills and techniques needed to successfully understand the challenges of commercial and portrait photography as a whole. They look at the vast responsibilities, demands and expectations of photographers and the products they produce. This program provides learning experience in Portrait and Commercial Photography production.

For more information about the Advanced Photography Certificate visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/photography/

Program Details



Students may start this program any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Program Graduation Requirements

To earn a Photography Advanced Certificate , a student must complete all required coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete this Award - 15 Credits

Varied Costs

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 100 150
Supplies 250  
Camera (Digital) 1200  

Approximate total cost for the program: 4,040**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Produce creative images under pressure.
  • Produce images using traditional techniques.
  • Produce images using electronic techniques.
  • Produce images for magazines, advertising, weddings and posters

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Use current Photoshop software to produce finished images.
  • Be able to take a project from start to finish.
  • Work with a diverse group of people.
  • Make necessary changes to bring work up to industry standards.

What Else Should I Consider about this Certificate program?

  • Be able to work on more than one project at a time.
  • Require hours at work and home to complete projects.
  • Produce accurate work with original ideas.
  • Will need to update tools as technology changes.


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