Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals
Photographic Arts - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Photographic Arts
A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelorâ€™s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. Itâ€™s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.
Photographic Arts (Film and Digital) - Associate in ArtsDetails for Associate in Arts - Photographic Arts (Film and Digital)
This A.A. degree provides a comprehensive foundation in contemporary and traditional methods of photography. Digital imaging, traditional processing and printing, alternative processes, lighting, history and the visual language of photography are studied. Emphasis is on personal expression through creative process and technical excellence.
Professional Photography (Film and Digital) - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)
This Certificate of Achievement provides a foundation in the basics of photography including digital imaging, traditional processing and printing, and lighting. It also recognizes the importance of personal expression and the use of photography as a visual language. Students wishing to work in the industry, transfer, or complete an A.A. degree in Professional Photography should consider completing this certificate.
Professional Photography (Film and Digital) - Associate in ArtsDetails for Associate in Arts - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)
This A.A. degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in contemporary and traditional methods of photography. Digital imaging, processing and printing, lighting, history, business practices, and the visual language of photography are studied. Emphasis is on the photography techniques appropriate for those entering the industry today.
Commercial Lighting - Certificate of CompletionDetails for Certificate of Completion - Commercial Lighting
The Certificate of Completion in Commercial Lighting sequence provides a foundational education in photographic lighting, editing and business practices. Courses emphasize the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a photographer’s assistant, or for starting a small business as a commercial photographer. Additional courses review foundational photographic skills including shooting with a camera manually and editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Photographic Retouching and Digital Post-Production - Certificate of CompletionDetails for Certificate of Completion - Photographic Retouching and Digital Post-Production
The Certificate of Completion in Photographic Retouching and Post-Production sequence provides the foundational skills required to edit and retouch digital images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Students learn the necessary skills to create finished digital images. This includes learning how to operate a camera manually as well as how to composite and retouch images. Upon completion of this sequence, students will have the foundational skills required to work as a photographic retoucher.
In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.
You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements
These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.
To learn about other noncredit programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit deanza.edu/noncredit.
To learn about other academic programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.