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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5632
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 22
CIP Code: 50.0605

Instructional Council: Art
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-4021.00 Photographers

Description: 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.

Required Courses
ART131 Photography I 3
+ ART132 Photography II 3
AVC100 Introduction to Digital Arts 1
AVC142 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
+ AVC143 Intermediate Digital Photography 3
+ AVC177 Digital Photographic Imaging I 3
+ AVC270 Digital Photographic Imaging II 3
+ AVC274 Digital Photographic Imaging III 3
Credits: 22

Program Competencies
1. Use various software applications to create finished artwork, which illustrates understanding of layout, design, typography, and color use in graphics. (AVC100, AVC177)
2. Use basic operational systems, digital image manipulation, and computer operations to produce art electronically. (AVC100, AVC177)
3. Use various imaging properties of software to accomplish texture smoothing, scaling, shading, and tonal manipulation techniques to alter photographic images electronically. (AVC270)
4. Prepare and present quality finished photographs demonstrating aesthetic control of exposure, development, and printing techniques. (ART131)
5. Produce photographs that demonstrate principles of composition and design. (AVC142)
6. Perform procedures of image manipulation through changes of resolution, mode selection, and image adjustment. (AVC143)
7. Describe the process involved in the creation of works of art in one artistic discipline. (ART132)
8. Use computer information systems, computer concepts, computer applications, and advanced digital photography techniques. (AVC274)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

All information 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.