2019-2020 College Catalog

Photographer TCC

Program Description (Major Code: PH11)

This certificate program is designed to quickly teach students the basics of still photography for commercial use. In addition to learning how to use a camera, students will also learn Adobe Photoshop, basic lighting, shooting in studio and a documentary approach to still photography. Graduates may seek jobs as photography assistants or strike out on their own as freelancers.

Admissions Requirements

  • Must be 16 years of age
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the Office of Enrollment Services

Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (28 Credits)

DMPT 1000Intro/Design&Media Production


DMPT 1010Raster Imaging


DMPT 1020Introduction to Photography


DMPT 1025Production Photography


DMPT 1055Intro to Media Technology


DMPT 2125Adv. Raster Imaging


DMPT 2135Documentary Photography


Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Credits

Estimated Program Cost: $4,126