Photography & Videography - Photography Production Certificate
Title Photography Production Certificate 
Department Photo Technology 


Fall Semester
PHIM 1316  Creative Camera (3 cr)
PHIM 1114  Digital Darkroom (4 cr)
CART 1112  Illustrator I (3 cr)
CART 1100  Design I (4 cr) 

Spring Semester
PHIM 2110  Color Management (4 cr)
PHIM 2112  Fine Art Printing (4 cr)
PHIM 1176  Visual Relationships (3 cr)
PHIM 1284  Digital Photo and Video (4 cr)


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Gainful Employment Information

Career Description: For every photo that is taken, files must be downloaded, archived, manipulated, printed, resized, color managed, uploaded and delivered. Graduates will focus on this ”production” part of photography. There is a heavy emphasis on software use and color management.

Program Information: The Photographic Imaging Technology Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree that consists of an ambitious, technical core in imaging and components of general education. A related option, with fewer general education requirements, is the Photographic Imaging Technology Diploma Program. Finally, there are three certificates available. The Certificate in Matting & Framing focuses on developing skills in finishing and presentation of art. The Certificate in Portrait Photography focuses on skills in all types of portrait photography. The Certificate in Photography Production focuses on developing skills in basic photography, software and color management to handle the demands of post photography production. Students choose a program option to meet their specific career goals.

Program Outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional responsibility toward workplace safety;
  • Select and use photographic software, equipment and technologies appropriate to the task;
  • Apply concepts and aesthetics to create and evaluate photographic images;
  • Effectively develop proposals and organize photo shoots;
  • Work as a team member demonstrating dependability, flexibility, communication and management skills;
  • Model professional and ethical behavior.

Special Program Requirements: DSLR Camera and Lens, Laptop Computer and software

Accreditation: Photo Marketing Association, Professional Photographers Association, NAPP

Career Opportunities: Self-employment, portrait and commercial photographers, and event and school photographers offer employment possibilities.

Career Titles: Photo Design Specialist, Studio Production Technician, Photographers Assistant, Lab Technician

Advisory Board: Photographic Imaging Technology Advisory Board