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Certificate in Photography

The four year certificate program provides students with a disciplined approach to the study of Photography. Student portfolios will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in Photography. Students take electives and art history courses to round out their experience. Unlike the BFA program, students pursuing the Certificate program do not take liberal arts coursework.

Degree Breakdowns & Requirements: Certificate Graduation Plan:

Certificate in Photography Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 36 units
          Major 42 units
+By Advisement 24 units
+Art Electives 12 units
+Art History 6 units
TOTAL 120 units

Photography Certificate Requirements

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all major coursework

Sample Graduation Plan
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Major
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major
Major
By Advisement
Elective
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Major
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major
Major
By Advisement
By Advisement
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major
Major
Elective
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER By Advisement
Art History
__________
6 units
By Advisement
Art History
__________
6 units
Major
By Advisement
__________
6 units
Elective
Elective
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units 30 units 30 units
  120 Unit Certificate
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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