Photographer (PH11)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand-alone and Embedded in Design and Media Production Technology Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The Photographer TCC will cover a wide range of photographic skills, including an introduction to photography, photography for commercial use and documentary journalism, as well as beginning and advanced raster imaging. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge or skills. Graduates will receive a technical certificate of credit.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 27

Courses 24 credits
DMPT 1000

Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.

DMPT 1010
Prerequisite: DMPT 1000

In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.

DMPT 1020

Introduces students to an overview of photography. Students will be introduced to parts of a camera, photography processes and lighting setup, and will complete various projects using a camera.

DMPT 1025

Students will produce photographs using a variety of commercial lighting techniques and common studio setups, and compositing practices. Students will be required to produce a portfolio of their photography in a variety of formats.

DMPT 2125
Prerequisite: DMPT 1010

The student will refine imaging skills and apply concepts in advanced techniques of raster imaging.

DMPT 2135

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the principles and theories of photojournalism. It concentrates on the principles of personal and social documentary photography. It is also designed to increase understanding of photography as a communication tool and to train the student to translate ideas and information into photographic form.

Select one of the following two courses for a min. 3 cr.:
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

DMPT 1055

Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

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Design and Media Production Technology Program Chair/Instructor
CEIT Building, Room 128

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