This program focuses on the principles and techniques of contemporary photography and the preparation of professional photographic practices. The goal is to prepare individuals for a photographic entrepreneurial environment, where they will be able to create a photography business, participate in photography related fields, or complete freelance work. Students will learn how to create individual creative and professional photographic work, how to identify trends in photography, an analysis of contemporary photography, how to start and manage a photography business, use photographic lighting equipment, professionally edit photographs using Adobe software, use photography as an art form, and to create a professional level portfolio.
15-20 students annually.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
Students take 4 core courses and 2 elective courses. No prior photography experience is needed. The combination of courses prepare students for a certificate or degree in Photography and the electives provide specialization in Entrepreneurial Photography.
Required Courses: 12 .units
|Introduction to Film Photography
Introduction to Digital Photography
|Lighting for Photographers
|Color Correction and the Photographic Portfolio
Elective Courses: 6 .units
|Business Practices for Photographers
|Photography for Social Media
|Wedding and Event Photography
|Photoshop, Lightroom, and Printing for Photographers
Total Program Units: 18 .units
Diann Thursby · 11/02/21
Received regional recommendation at 11-01-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.