Art Photography, Certificate of Achievement

The Photography program prepares students for the field and/or provides continuing education and personal enrichment opportunities. The program is committed to a broad definition of photography as a lens-based medium open to a variety of expressive means.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Control and manipulate light, depth of field, and motion.
  • Create prints from film or digital sources and control print contrast, tonal range, and color.
  • Articulate the meaning of photographs and learn how meaning is visually communicated.
  • Create a cohesive body of exhibition quality work that collectively explores an idea or concept and be able to explain the significance of subject, form, presentation, and meaning.
  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ARTP 11APhotography I: Black and White3
ARTP 11BPhotography II3
or ARTP 55 Alternative Processes
ARTP 12ADigital Photography I3
ARTP 15Portraiture Photography3
Select six units from the following not selected from the above required core:6
Photography II
Photography III
Digital Photography II
History of Photography
Alternative Processes
Total Units18

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ARTP 11A Photography I: Black and White 3
ARTP 12A Digital Photography I 3
ARTP 15 Portraiture Photography 3
Photography II
or Alternative Processes
Select six units from the following: 6
Photography II
or Photography III
or Digital Photography II
or History of Photography
or Alternative Processes
 Total Units18