2020-2021 College Catalog

Photographer TCC

Photographer TCC (Major Code: PH11)

Program Description

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.

Career Information



Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 21% nationally and 31% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $25,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Karen Shacham

Director, Design and Media Production

Academic Building C1110V



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms

Credit Hours: 27

Estimated Program Cost: $4,126

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


Total Credit Hours: 27


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to demonstrate the ability to manipulate raster images.
2. The graduate will be able to demonstrate photographic techniques.
3. The graduate will be able to demonstrate lighting techniques.