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Photography Certificate

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Program Overview

The Photography program teaches you composition, lighting, and equipment use. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are explored both on location and in a studio. You’ll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Digital and/or film forms of photography will be utilized. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as commercial photographer, digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.
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Program Description

The Photography certificate program prepares students to seek positions in their chosen field and function as assistants for a professional photographer. This program primarily focuses on the creation of digital photography and videos, the development of websites, publishing electronic images for print and the web, and basic business principles.

Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge in the key functions of digital photography and video; this involves the basics of how to produce digital photographs and videos that effectively communicate their ideas, the techniques of digital editing, asset management, and publishing and printing of digital files. Students are exposed to business principles including how to keep financial records, market their work, and the basic knowledge of licensing, copyright laws, contracts, and negotiation. Students develop an online portfolio that demonstrates their skills in order to transition into the workplace.

Students who complete this program should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and control of the photographic process, including image manipulation, photo retouching, color management, printing, network use and digital asset management
• Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a large, multi-functional commercial photographic studio, its business and operations, including key concepts of business plans, competitive business strategies, human resources, database management, and financial principles
• Create advanced market research including branding, competitive analysis, and direct marketing

Methods of Instruction
Instructional methods at The New England Institute of Art include lecture, demonstrations, labs, one-on-one tutorials and periodic examinations. With the exception of Internet-based classes offered through Plus Learning, internships and field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.

Certificate Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 48 quarter credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credit for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements, and satisfy all financial obligations to The New England Institute of Art.

Criteria
This course sequence assumes the accepted student meets the criteria below. A candidate who does not meet these criteria would require additional coursework to be successful, including General Education courses or introductory courses in the program. The admissions criteria include the following:
• Bachelor's degree (minimum GPA of 2.3) OR
• Associate's degree (minimum GPA of 2.3) and two years of work experience in a related industry, OR
• High school diploma (minimum GPA of 2.3) and two years of work experience in a related industry AND Accuplacer scores of 90 or above in both.The Photography certificate program prepares students to seek positions in their chosen field and function as assistants for a professional photographer. This program primarily focuses on the creation of digital photography and videos, the development of websites, publishing electronic images for print and the web, and basic business principles.

Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge in the key functions of digital photography and video; this involves the basics of how to produce digital photographs and videos that effectively communicate their ideas, the techniques of digital editing, asset management, and publishing and printing of digital files. Students are exposed to business principles including how to keep financial records, market their work, and the basic knowledge of licensing, copyright laws, contracts, and negotiation. Students develop an online portfolio that demonstrates their skills in order to transition into the workplace.

Students who complete this program should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge and control of the photographic process, including image manipulation, photo retouching, color management, printing, network use and digital asset management
• Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of a large, multi-functional commercial photographic studio, its business and operations, including key concepts of business plans, competitive business strategies, human resources, database management, and financial principles
• Create advanced market research including branding, competitive analysis, and direct marketing

Methods of Instruction
Instructional methods at The New England Institute of Art include lecture, demonstrations, labs, one-on-one tutorials and periodic examinations. With the exception of Internet-based classes offered through Plus Learning, internships and field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.

Certificate Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 48 quarter credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credit for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements, and satisfy all financial obligations to The New England Institute of Art.

Criteria
This course sequence assumes the accepted student meets the criteria below. A candidate who does not meet these criteria would require additional coursework to be successful, including General Education courses or introductory courses in the program. The admissions criteria include the following:
• Bachelor's degree (minimum GPA of 2.3) OR
• Associate's degree (minimum GPA of 2.3) and two years of work experience in a related industry, OR
• High school diploma (minimum GPA of 2.3) and two years of work experience in a related industry AND Accuplacer scores of 90 or above in both.
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