Learn all of the foundational digital skills to excel within the digital medium, including best practices for digital capture and editing with Adobe Lightroom and PhotoshopAn excellent certificate for studio artists in other media or a skill set that complements the credentials and experience of practitioners currently in the field, this program offers the foundational skills, concepts, and practices needed for emerging photographers to work successfully in interdisciplinary settings and teams.
PHV 220 Introduction to Video
This course introduces students to the basic theory and practice in the creation of video and explores moving vs. still photography. Topics include introductory-level video techniques to control exposure, focus, basic camera movement, and white balance; intro-level editing using Adobe Premiere, and an exploration of concepts of editing including why we cut, what it means to cut, and different types of cutting. Students will also learn basic sound, including recording sound, frequencies, diegetic vs. non-diegetic sound, and basic screenwriting.
PHV 239 Digital Photo: Windows
Digital Photo: Windows takes the window metaphor as a starting point for understanding some of the unique representational qualities of the medium. The methodology of this class is digital photography; students will deepen their knowledge of digital imaging skills, from capture to edit to output. Image analysis, readings, writing exercises, visiting artists, and field experiences provide context for learning.
PHV 240 Digital Photo: Mirrors
Digital Photo: Mirrors takes the mirror metaphor as a starting point for exploring the expressive and imaginative potential of the medium. The methodology of this class is digital photography; students will deepen their knowledge of digital imaging skills, from capture to edit to output. Image analysis, readings, writing exercises, visiting artists, and field experiences provide context for learning.
PHV 326 Advanced Digital Photography
This course incorporates techniques and strategies that are used by photographic artists to extend their vision within the digital photography environment. In this course students learn various techniques, including digital, for combining, manipulating and repurposing single photographs into larger pieces. Emphasis is on the formal and conceptual elements of montage while camera techniques, digital stitching, color management and other craft issues are being learned. Readings on relevant critical issues in photography provide context and inspiration for image-making.
Who Should Enroll
The program is designed for a wide range of individuals. College experience is not a prerequisite for this program, but an interest in photography is essential. High school and college graduates, veterans, professionals, and entrepreneurs will be among the students who bring their diverse perspectives to the program.
$1,157 per credit hour
A total of 12 credit hours are required. Credits to be billed per course.
How to Register
Enrolling in one of PCA&D’s Certificate Programs is simple. Confirm your intent to pursue one of our certificates by filling out an application.
If you have any questions regarding mapping out a plan, upcoming class schedules, or completing your certificate, please contact Bonnie Kern, our Admissions Transfer & Outreach Coordinator, at 717.396.7833 ext 1014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.