Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Digital Photography prepares students for careers in photography and digital imaging as photo assistants, commercial photographers, portrait and fine art photographers, digital production technicians and photo retoucher. In the program the student develops an understanding of traditional photographic principles, film, cameras, and printing, and learns how to apply these principles using digital cameras, inkjet printers and computer software. Knowledge and skills can be applied to such occupational areas as media production, marketing, graphic production and multimedia. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in digital photography or digital imaging and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Digital Arts: Digital Photography (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5632
Total Credits Required
22

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $76,460
Commercial and Industrial Designers $65,510
Designers, All Other $20,820
Graphic Designers $44,560
Set and Exhibit Designers $31,740
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art RC 1
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography RC 3
ART131 Photography I RC 3
ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging RC 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
9
ART132 Photography II RC 3
ART143 Intermediate Digital Photography RC 3
ART270 Intermediate Computer Photographic Imaging RC 3

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3
ART274 Advanced Computer Photographic Imaging RC 3

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Program Area Key

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=23713).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.