The Commercial Photography Certificate is designed to provide students with advanced photographic skills and experience leading to employment in a broad range of photographic industries. The course work will develop both a student’s technical understanding of photography and provide experience in a variety of commercial career applications. Commercial photographers work as freelancers, contracted employees or as staff members who are employed or working in a variety of areas such as advertising, social media, fashion, entertainment, Ecommerce, aerial, real estate, science, or product marketing. The Commercial Photography Certificate program requires the completion of 36 units. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
The Commercial Photography Certificate goals are to authentically prepare students for a career in the Photographic Industry. The photographer of today will require a myriad of skills. The LMI report for Commercial Photography states the top skills required for the Job Title of Commercial Photographer are Photography Skills, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Videography, Product Photography, Capture One Editing, Color Correcting, and Social Media knowledge. Graduates of this program will have all acquired all these skills. The stated goals and objectives for this Certificate will fulfill the college’s mission and curriculum offerings. This program meets the objectives of the district master plan by providing training and jobs to our student population.
The Commercial Photography Certificate program requires the completion of 36 units. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
(Y1 or S1)
|PHOT 101F||Introduction to Photography||3||Y1|
|PHOT 228 F||Photoshop for Photography||3||Y1|
|PHOT 112 F||Introduction to Professional Digital Photography||3||Y1|
|PHOT 221 F||Studio Specialties||3||Y1|
|PHOT 226 F||Video Capture for the Still Photographer||3||Y1|
|PHOT 104 F||Wedding and Special Event Photography||3||Y1|
|PHOT 114 F||Professional Portrait||3||Y2|
|PHOT 290 F|
JOUR 290 F
|Internship in Photography|
Internship in Journalism and Public Relations
|PHOT 224 F||The Business of Photography||3||Y2|
|PHOT 216 F||Advanced Digital Photography||3||Y2|
|Below are Restricted Electives |
Select a minimum of 6 units from the following courses.
|PHOT 223 F||Creative Photography||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 109 F||Portrait Photography||3||Y1 or Y2|
|JOUR 215 F||UAV/Drone Reporting||3||Y1 or Y2|
|JOUR 230 F||Virtual Reality Storytelling||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 222 F||Studio Specialties||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 214 F||Professional |
|3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 217 F||Applied Photography||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 118 F||Photo History 19/20th Century||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 119 F||Photo History|
|3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 227 F||Social Media and the Still Photographer||3||Y1 or Y2|
|PHOT 291 F||Internship in Photography II||3||Y2|