About This Program
The Award of Achievement in Digital Photography is a part-time program for anyone who wants to move beyond the “point-and-shoot” approach to photography.
The program is designed to give you the in-depth knowledge you need to evaluate any photographic situation and be able to instinctively determine what settings, lenses, and techniques to use to capture the image you want.
- Operate their camera in aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual modes to create desired/anticipated results with consistency
- Identify qualities of light and use it to create the image they want
- Apply elements of composition to create compelling images
- Select and use equipment (lens, filters, lighting aid) to create the desired effect
- Utilize post-processing techniques to enhance an image
- Apply advanced techniques to photograph specific subjects such as landscape, portraits, etc.
Who is this for?
While the Award of Achievement in Digital Photography is open to everyone, it will be particularly useful for:
- Amateur photographers who want a richer understanding of their camera’s settings and capabilities so that they can achieve their desired results with every photo they take
- Professionals whose jobs increasingly require excellent photography skills, including marketers, copywriters, publicists, social media managers, and communications professionals
- People seeking employment in communications or creative field who need to improve their marketability with relevant, in-demand skills
- Passionate enthusiasts who recently purchased a digital SLR camera and want to say goodbye to the “Auto” setting and enjoy true creative control
Ready to get started?
Review program requirements
For a complete list of courses required for this program, please see the Program Requirements section below. The following courses may be offered this semester:
|Composition: Hit Them with Your Best Shot|
|Foundations of Photography: Begin with the Basics|
|Lighting: The Photographer's Palette|
|Action Photography: Capturing the Moment|
|Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals|
|Enhance and Organize your Photos in Lightroom|
|Studio Photography: From Food and Family to Pet and Portraits|
The courses that comprise this program are broken down into Required and Elective courses. Complete all required courses and two electives (One software course and one photography course) within a specified timeframe with a passing grade and obtain an Award of Achievement in Digital Photography.
There are no prerequisites and courses can be taken in any order.
- Foundations of Photography: Begin with the Basics
- Composition: Hit them with your Best Shot
- Lighting: The Photographer's Palette
- Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals or Enhance and Organize your Photos with Adobe Lightroom
- Studio Photography: From Food and Family to Products and Portraits or Action Photography: Capturing the Moment
You must declare your intention to complete an Award of Achievement before you are halfway through the program. To declare your intent, send us an email with your full name, date of birth, and the name of the program you intend to complete.
All required and elective courses must be completed within two calendar years. It’s important to note that you don’t have to take all the courses at once and can stagger them over time.