This certificate is designed to help students develop skills in basic photography, video production, digital imaging and printing. The photographic imaging industry has undergone a shift towards digital applications in both the professional and amateur markets. The traditional photography custom lab has been transformed into a "service bureau" specializing in postproduction digital imaging services. Professional photographers increasingly shoot in digital form, and the ability to manage digital files is now a prerequisite for the photographer's assistant. Public relations and media firms which previously used film have transitioned to digital video with editing done on the computer. Employment opportunities exist for photographer and video production assistants with experience in digital imaging techniques.
Students who complete this proficiency certificate can continue seamlessly in the A.A.S. program in photography.
Upon completion of this Photography proficiency certificate students will be able to:
This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactory complete the appropriate English and mathematics course as part of the certificate.
Successful completion of the program requires a "C" grade or better in each of the courses listed. In order to receive a "C" grade or better and thus demonstrate competency, students must complete assignments, exams and participate in class activities.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or call the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.