The mission of the diploma program in Digital Image Management is to prepare students to seek positions in their chosen field and function as assistants for a professional photographer. Students are primarily focus on the creation of digital photographs and videos, the development of websites, publishing electronic images for print and the web and basic business principles.
Students will 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 will be taught business principles including how to keep financial records, market their work, and the basic knowledge of licensing, copyright laws, contracts, and negotiation. Student will develop an online portfolio that demonstrates their skills learned to effectively transition them into the workplace.
The Diploma in Digital Image Management requires a total of 48 credit hours. The entire program includes 792 clock hours, comprised of 264 lecture hours, 528 lab hours, and no internship or practicum hours.
Desired Student Outcomes
1. Design: Graduates will articulate and apply the principles of design to create effective images. They will be able to create digital photographs and videos, websites, and electronic images for print and the web and apply basic business principles.
2. Production Processes: Graduates will apply technical skills and use appropriate terminology with respect to photographic tools and electronic presentation of images.
3. Problem-Solving: Graduates will use problem-solving processes to produce visually compelling imagery reflective of their personal styles and visions.