The Digital Photography Certificate of Completion is an intensive one-year program, and is especially suited for those students who are looking to work as a freelance photographer in the shortest time possible. In addition, students learn the skills necessary to work in entry-level professional photography jobs. Areas of study include portrait, fashion, product, location, editorial, advertising and fine art photography.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography
When I came to STCC, I thought the professors were great. They actually cared about what you were doing. They checked in with your work.Ashleigh Ayers, Class of 2016
The Graphic Communications & Photography Department offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in printing, graphic design, social media, and commercial photography. The department's courses cover a wide cross section of imaging technologies, from traditional printing and print preparation techniques through the latest digital processes, including studio-based digital photography. They combine a strong theoretical foundation with hands-on laboratory experiences in practical application.
An associate degree in Graphic Communications & Photography will provide the education necessary to begin a successful career in the graphic design or photography, as well as many of the diverse emerging technologies such as social media. Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as other institutions offering programs in the various imaging technologies, accepts credits from the STCC Graphic Communications and Photography programs toward their advanced degree programs.
The department offers two Associate in Science degree options, one in Graphic Design, and one in Digital Photography. In addition, two Certificates of Completion are offered in Graphic Design and Digital Photography. Minimum Grade Requirement: The minimum passing grade for any individual course in this department shall be a "C-" (70%). The minimum average for graduation from the program is a "C" (73%).
This one-year certificate prepares students who are looking to work in an entry-level position in graphic design, publishing, prepress, and web design. This intensive program is especially suited for students seeking skills in graphic design, typography, layout, digital prepress and production, publishing, and packaging.
Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography will be awarded.