Award: Certificate in Photography
No. of credits required: 
For more information: Contact Asst. Prof. Jeff Rollinger, 443-412-2350, jrollinger@harford.edu; Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Jones, 443-412-2326, kjones@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

The Photography Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of photography. This program focuses on the development of skills and competencies in the use of various camera, lighting, and image-processing equipment, and on the development and application of aesthetics and personal style in the creation of photographic images. Certificate holders can expect competition in the job market from Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts graduates.

Upon completion of the Certificate in Photography students will be able to:
  1. Communicate original content using discipline-specific concepts.
  2. Create art and design using multiple specialized techniques and processes.
  3. Evaluate art and design with an evolved and informed aesthetic judgment.

 NumberTitle Credits
 ART 101Fundamentals of 2D Design 3   
 PHOT 101Black & White Photography I 3   
 PHOT 102Black & White Photography II 3   
 PHOT 131Digital Photography I 3   
 PHOT 202Alternative Photographic Processes 3   
 PHOT 206Studio Lighting 3   
 Total Credits18  


Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 1 year
Occupations: Photographer
CIP Code: 50.0406
SOC Code: 27-4021.00
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-4021.00

*How much will this program cost me?
In-State (in-county) Tuition and fees: $3,040.00
Out-of-State Tuition and fees: $4,670.00
Books and supplies: $1,500.00
On-campus room & board: not offered

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?
Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *

* Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients.

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take 1 year to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2016-2017, *% finished in 1 year.

*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2016-2017. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2016-2017 is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Template: http://ww2.harford.edu/gedt/50.0406-GEDT.html

Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.