Communications Media Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging

  • Comm Media students in a computer lab

    CUTTING-EDGE OPPORTUNITIES — Students studying communications graphics and photography have access to a Mac computer lab and two photography studios.

    Sharpen Your Skills in Photography, Image Optimization, and Display

    For the 18-credit Certificate in Photography and Digital Imaging, you will take five three-credit core courses and an additional three credits of electives. Completing this certificate program will help to prepare you for careers involving photography or increase your value to employers in related areas.

    Certificate Counts as a Communications Media Minor

    Majors from other departments will be able to declare a communications media minor along with receiving this certificate.

    Core Courses: 15

    • COMM 101 – Introduction to Communications, Media, and Culture – 3cr
    • COMM 271 – Beginning Photography – 3cr
    • COMM 371 – Advanced Photography – 3cr
    • COMM 374 – Documentary Photography – 3cr
    • COMM 471 – Advanced Image Editing – 3cr

    Electives: 3

    • COMM 240 – Communications Graphics – 3cr
    • COMM 251 – Television Production – 3cr
    • COMM 390 – Practicum in Communications – 1–3cr
    • COMM 408 – Media Field Studies – 3cr
    • COMM 440 – Multimedia Production – 3cr
    • COMM 474 – Commercial Photography – 3cr
    • COMM 477 – Freelancing and Entrepreneurship in Media –
    • COMM 481 – Special Topics – 1–3cr