Photography Certificate

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This certificate provides both aesthetic and commercial applications of photography. Beginning in the first semester, students will learn how to take pictures on assignment. Beginning, intermediate and advanced photography classes are offered in addition to core courses.

This certificate provides students with a primary technical specialty. Students completing this certificate can, by taking selected general education courses and a secondary technical specialty, have the opportunity to obtain an Associate Degree in Occupational Technology with a major in General Technology. Students should meet with their advisor(s) to select the proper courses to meet their particular educational goals.

Program Location: Greenwood

Contact Information: Kendall Adams


Required Courses

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Day or Evening Program

ARV 110 Computer Graphics I 3.0
ARV 114 Photography I 3.0
ARV 121 Design 3.0
CGC 106 Typography I 3.0
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3.0
ARV 161 Visual Communications Media 3.0
ARV 162 Graphic Reproduction I 3.0
ARV 214 Photography II 3.0
ARV 266 Seminar in Graphics Art 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications 3.0
SUMMER TERM Credit Hours
ARV 215 Photography III 3.0
ARV 265 Graphics Art Portfolio 1.0
CWE 112 Cooperative Work Experience I 2.0
Total Credit Hours: 36.0

Updated 4/18/2012


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement - Students will learn and work with the aesthetic and commercial application of photography in today’s market. Industry standard software will be used to train students in the proper workflow and manipulation of digital files.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Recognize and describe the design software tools and procedures.

2. Conceptualize, Design, and Create standalone design elements as assigned.

3. Create a professional portfolio of work that showcases skills in Design, Computer graphics, Illustration techniques, Typography applications, and Photography for seeking employment.

4. Demonstrate the ability to organize, archive, and retrieve data using current computer technologies. 


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Advisement Information

  • Students will be responsible for obtaining a quality digital camera, photo quality printing paper, ink, and access to a color printer. The instructor will provide details.

  • Basic verbal, grammar, and spelling skills are a must.

  • A very good grasp of basic computer use and navigation is required for success in this curriculum

  • Some level of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is highly recommended. If a student has had none or limited exposure to this software, CPT 160 or CPT 161 is recommended prior to enrollment in ARV courses.

  • Students may also wish to use this certificate to fulfill requirements for the Associate in Occupational Technology degree, with a major in General Technology.

  • Commercial art students are to be reminded that several investments into their future must be made (i.e. laptop, digital camera, portable external hard drives, etc.)

Advisement Information updated 10/24/2011