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Degree Plans - Digital Imaging Technology - Digital Photography Certificate (Archived)

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(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIGIT.PHOTO.08

The digital photography one year certificate program is designed to give students the necessary skills to work in the growing field of digital imaging and photography. Students will use computer software, traditional and digital darkroom techniques, and technical and artistic skills in photography, to communicate visually. Film based cameras as well as digital cameras will be used, in addition to film scanners, flatbed scanners, inkjet printers, color laser printers, and other equipment used in the digital imaging arena.



ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics OR 3
+Elective Designated List (3)
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I 3


PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3
PHTC 1380 Cooperative Education-Commercial Photography OR 3
GRPH 2381 Cooperative Education - PrePres/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design (3)
++Elective Designated List 3
ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
Minimum Hours Required 21

+Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
ARTS 2356 Photography I 3

++Electives - must be selected from the following:

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3

Designated Digital Imaging Electives

ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 1391 Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration 3
ARTV 1351 Digital Video 3
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