Photography - Level I (Certificate N0631)

Arts Division
Certificate N0631

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of photography. The Photography Level I offers the core skills necessary for employment as an entry-level Photography Assistant.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
PHOT 9Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography3
PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
PHOT 14Commercial Lighting3
PHOT 20Color Photography3
Choose one course from the following:3
Black and White Photo Alternative Studies
Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
Portraiture and Wedding Photography
Total Units21

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Program Learning Outcomes

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

  • know core skills of standard shutter speeds, creative use of shutter, standard apertures, and creative use of aperture.
  • use critical thinking skills and be able to analyze and assess photographic situations, solve technical problems, and overcome creative challenges as they arise in the production of high quality still and motion imagery for professional, editorial, commercial, or fine art applications.
  • design and construct still and motion imagery that can communicate ideas or narratives effectively for commercial, editorial, or fine art purposes.
  • have the knowledge and skills pertinent to the operation of a freelance photography business and sound business practices in the trade.
  • usefully participate in the collaborative environment of commercial art fields.
  • analyze, discuss, and critique the various technical, aesthetic, conceptual, historical, and cultural aspects of a photograph.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Looking for guidance? A counselor can help.This Guided Pathways for Success (GPS) is a suggested sequence of coursework needed for program completion. It is not an official educational plan. Schedule an appointment with a counselor or advisor as soon as possible to create an individualized Mountie Academic Plan (MAP) specific to your goals and needs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
PHOT 9 Digital Image Editing for Photographers 3
PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography 3
Winter Term 1
PHOT 11A Intermediate Photography 3
Spring Term 1
PHOT 11B Digital Capture Workflow 3
PHOT 14 Commercial Lighting 3
PHOT 20 Color Photography 3
Fall Term 2
Certificate: Photography, Lvl I N0631 1  
Submit petition:, Student Tab#45 5  
PHOT 12 OR PHOT 16 OR PHOT 18 3  
 Total Units18
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