Photography Video Production (Certificate N0633)

Arts Division
Certificate N0633

This certificate integrates still photography and video capture, for the student that is interested in the field of photography coupled with video production. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as both a photographer and videographer. The goals of this certificate are to prepare students to combine still and video to produce quality imagery by working collaboratively using digital camera still and video capture, lighting, composition, storytelling, audio, and image editing and output techniques to produce visuals that effectively communicate ideas or narratives for commercial, editorial, or fine art purposes.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
PHOT 9Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
or ARTC 100 Fundamentals of Graphic Design
PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography3
PHOT 14Commercial Lighting3
PHOT 26Video for Photographers3
R-TV 22Editing for Film and Television3
R-TV 29Introduction to Audio Production for Film and Television3
Choose one course from the following:3
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects
Advertising Photography
Media Aesthetics
Total Units24
Recommended Electives 
Course Prefix Course Name Units
PHOT 28Photography Portfolio Development3
or ARTC 290 Portfolio
or ANIM 148 Demo Reel
PHOT 29Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists3
or R-TV 15 Broadcast Law and Business Practices

Photography Website  

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

  • Produce quality imagery.
  • Understand visual communication
  • Understand business practices
  • Work as a collaborator 
  • Discuss and critique imagery

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 TermUnits
PHOT 10 Basic Digital and Film Photography 3
R-TV 29 Introduction to Audio Production for Film and Television 3
R-TV 19A Beginning Video Production 3
ARTC 100 OR PHOT 9 3  
Winter Term
PHOT 11A Intermediate Photography 3
Spring Term
PHOT 14 Commercial Lighting 3
PHOT 26 Video for Photographers 3
R-TV 22 Editing for Film and Television 3
Certificate: Photography Video Production, N0633 3  
Submit petition:, Student Tab#45 5  
ANIM 172 OR ARTC 272 OR PHOT 17 OR PHOT 30 OR R-TV 14 3  
 Total Units21
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