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Department of the Arts
Hicks Art Center • Phone (215) 968-8425
Curriculum Code No. 3185
This one-year certificate program blends traditional and digital techniques and is designed for students seeking intensive technical training. This program develops essential entry-level skills required in a commercial photography studio or in a business such as wedding and/or portrait photography.
Graduates of this program are able to
- expose, develop, and print negatives employing the standard techniques.
- employ software and dark room techniques used in the manipulation and control of photographic imagery employ software/tools used in the manipulation and control of digital-based imagery.
- critically examine technical and aesthetic aspects of photographic images.
Check out this video about the program made by a Bucks photography student.
Note: Studio courses can be expensive. Lab Fees may be required.
Certificate Course Requirements*
|VAMM100 Digital Imaging||3|
|VAPH110 Digital Photography Fundamentals||3|
|VAPH151 Introduction to Photography||3|
|VAFA193 History of Modern Art||3|
|VAPH196 History of Photography||3|
|VAPH157 Photography II A||3|
|VAPH210 Digital Photography II A||3|
|VAPH211 Studio Lighting for Photography A||3|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
Suggested Electives (Select two):
|MGMT100 Introduction to Business||3|
|VACV140 Digital Editing||3|
|VACV231 Video Field Production||3|
|VAMM250 Digital Arts Portfolio Studio A||3|
|VAPH257 Large Format Photography A||3|
|VAGD101 Layout and Typography||3|
|VAGD102 Illustration: Drawing/Digital A||3|
|VAGD280 Cooperative Education/Graphics A||3|
|VAMM110 Web and Interactive Design A||3|
|VAMM209 Multimedia Concepts I A||3|
A Course requires prerequisite.
*Since the individual circumstances and backgrounds of students vary, all students planning to complete this certificate program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to develop a planned sequence of courses to meet their individual needs.