Applied Photography, Certificate of Achievement (C)
The Photography curriculum is carefully designed to build fundamental technical skills in the operation of 35mm and medium-format cameras, using traditional and digital camera systems. In addition, all classes emphasize the importance of creativity and originality in image-making through a progressive series of conceptual assignments. Basics in digital imaging, editing and creative manipulations, digital printing and color management technologies are provided from entry-level classes and throughout the entire curriculum. The program develops the historic relevance of photography in art and multimedia as well as provides a foundation in creative digital processes that will integrate into the work place. Our digital classroom and darkroom facilities include state-of-the-art service bureau quality equipment and archival printers up to 44” wide to thoroughly prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the work place. Nine new industry-specific short courses have been added as electives.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a C or better in each course. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|PHOT 109||Introduction to Photography||3|
|PHOT 180||Digital Darkroom||3|
|PHOT 209||Intermediate Photography and Lighting||3|
|PHOT 250||Fine Art Photography||3|
|PHOT 280||Advanced Photography and Lighting Strategies||3|
|PHOT 285||Color Management||3|
|Complete 6 units from the following:||6|
|Creative Applications I|
|Creative Applications II|
|Digital Assets Management|
|Wedding and Event Photography|
|Travel and Street Photography|
|Fine Art Copy Work|
|Children and Pet Photography|
|Stock Photography II|
|Digital Darkroom II|
- Demonstrate fundamentals of 35mm traditional and digital camera operations.
- Demonstrate skills in scanning, digital printing and archival printing technologies.
- Demonstrate digital image editing, enhancement special manipulation effects.
- Demonstrate composition and conceptual development.
- Demonstrate acceptable photographic methods in studio photography.
- Demonstrate advanced lighting techniques.
- Demonstrate the ability to create a professional portfolio of their work that projects lasting appeal and has high visual impact.
- Demonstrate color management basics.
- Access and analyze industry related information, using it to assess and adapt to dynamic creative environments, to make complex decisions, to solve problems, and evaluate outcomes.
- Demonstrate professional behavior in the studio/classroom as well as in workplace.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.