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Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate

The Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate (C3_DPHT) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-North Harris. For more information, please contact the Visual Communications Department.

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Program Description

This program is for AAS graduates in Visual Communication who wish to develop skills in digital photography.

The visual communication program trains today’s digital designers in the communication media of the future. This program provides students with skills needed for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, web design, 3-D animation, multimedia development, video and post-production. The demand for these skills comes from a variety of industries including advertising, consumer products, education, entertainment, government, legal, manufacturing, medical, petroleum, publishing, transportation, and video production.

The visual communication associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of 65-67 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses based on specialization.

This degree has five areas of specialization: graphic design, multimedia, video and post-production, web design, or 3D animation. Both the graphic design and multimedia degree programs are recognized by the Texas Workforce Investment Council as having curriculum that aligns with the national industry defined and industry-recognized skills standards.

Students completing the degree or certificate are prepared for entry-level positions. Certificates are available within specialization areas in graphic design, motion graphics, video and post-production, multimedia design, 3D animation, and web design. These certificates provide an opportunity to acquire technical skills in two to three semesters.

The general education core courses will transfer to a variety of universities, and the degree articulates to many area universities. Please see the department chair, faculty, or advisor for specific information.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography 3
PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3

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Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography 3
PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I 3

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Total Degree Credits

TOTAL Credits for Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate: