Professional photographers are employed in either portrait photography or commercial photography. Portrait photography creates a likeness and delineation of character in people. Commercial photography concentrates on the photographing of objects in the studio or on location. Digital photography is now being used in both commercial and portrait photography.

The demand for professional photographers has remained high for the last several years. Digital photography in portrait and commercial photography has created new career opportunities for photographers. Many graduates are finding employment as digital imaging specialists.

Graduates usually begin their careers as staff assistants in either a commercial or portrait studio. Commercial photographers must be willing to relocate to a metropolitan area. Portrait photography provides more mobility for employment opportunities since portrait studios are found in almost any size city. Many past graduates own their own studios.

Course Outline
Required Courses
(19 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GSCM 1123 Oral and Written Communication
GSWS 1402 Employment Prep & Retention
GSWS 1412 Small Business Operation
PHOT 1012 Portrait I
PHOT 1013 Introduction to Digital Cameras
PHOT 1014 Introduction to Photographic Concepts
PHOT 1024 Photoshop I
PHOT 1025 Digital Restoration
PHOT 1027 Advanced Portrait Techniques
PHOT 1028 Commercial Photography I
PHOT 2030 Commercial Photography II
PHOT 2032 On-Location Portraiture
PHOT 2033 Wedding Photography
PHOT 2034 Photoshop II
PHOT 2045 Digital Applications
PHOT 2046 Portrait Portfolio
PHOT 2048 Photography Business Development
PHOT 2049 Seminars
PHOT 2057 Internship
Total Credits: 64  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 63 while the section is listed as having 64 credits.
Total Diploma Credits: 64