Degrees & Certificates
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The Las Positas College Photography program offers a broad array of course opportunities crossing a full spectrum of the imaging field. Students become familiar with traditional film-based and digital (electronic) imaging technologies for making artistically rendered, captivating photographic images (both black & white and color) of visual communications and media. Students do hands-on work in the College’s well-equipped studio, darkroom and computer laboratory. They master digital imaging in preparation for print and web distribution, create short programs in videography, and work with artificial lighting for portrait and commercial applications. Most students take a history of photography class and a course concentrating on doing documentary photography.
About the Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Photography is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of professional photography. The program will give students the technical and creative skills needed to pursue a career in the field of photography. Upon completion of the certificate students will be able to work as an entry-level professional photographer.
Professional Photographer, Photography business owner, Portrait Photographer, Wedding Photographer, Architectural Photographer, digital imaging technician, Photo Studio Manager, Photo Assistant.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Photography, students are able to appropriately visualize and accurately construct lighting designs utilizing artificial studio lighting and natural, available light in fi lm and digital photographs.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Photography, students are able to appropriately visualize and produce entry level professional, commercial, and fine art photographs that represent fully developed concepts of form, medium and content.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Photography, students are able
to critique and discuss film and digital photographic images that represent fully
developed concepts of form, medium and content.
|PHTO 50 Introduction to Photography||3|
|PHTO 51A Individual Projects A||1.5|
|PHTO 56 Introduction to Digital Photography||1.5|
|PHTO 57 Intermediate Digital Photography||1.5|
|PHTO 58 Introduction to Videography||3|
|PHTO 60 Intermediate Black and White Photography||3|
|PHTO 64A Artificial Light Photography||3|
|PHTO 68 Color Field Photography||3|
|PHTO 70 Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers or|
|GDDM 70 Photoshop and Lightroom for Photographers||3|
|PHTO 29P Independent Study, Photography||2|
|PHTO 29V Independent Study, Video Production||2|
|PHTO 66 Digital Imaging||3|
|PHTO 67 History of Photography||3|
|PHTO 69 Intermediate Videography||3|
|PHTO 72 Introduction to Photojournalism or|
|JAMS 12 Introduction to Photojournalism||3|
Updated: July 2022