Our Digital Photography Certificate gives you the essential skills to succeed in the photography industry. You'll learn about camera operation, software, composition, video production and advertising and commercial applications.

A certificate in digital photography can prepre you for a career in studio, industrial, scientific or portrait photography, marketing, communications, public relations or photojournalism.

Digital Photography Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2021 (595)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2021 (595), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

The photography certificate is designed to equip students with the essentials and basic skill sets to succeed in the photographic industry. The program will prepare students in marketing their specific photographic brand, and the ability to conceptualize their clients objective needs, and deliver a technically proficient photographic product to them. The photography courses provide a diverse range of subject matter including: camera operation for still and video, various still and motion software enhancement programs, both natural and artificial lighting applications, composition, posing, table top, advertising and commercial applications, video production, critical thinking and thematic assignments, all leading to the development to a portfolio upon completion of the certificate.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Barton Gilmore
Lead Instructor
Jessica Curran
Program Director
Barbara Hubbard
Dean, Humanities and Fine Arts
Nathan Muehl
Associate Dean

Florida CIP Code

0650060501 - Photography CCC

Federal CIP Code

50.0605 - Photography.