Nov 29, 2020  
2020-21 Catalog 
2020-21 Catalog


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Program Design

The Photography Certificate program provides new and returning students with the knowledge and skills to compete for entry-level positions in the diverse field of photography and/or the opportunity to add photography skills to related expertise in graphic design, journalism, communication or public relations. This program is designed for students who want to enter the photography job market for the first time, or combine photography skills with related expertise in graphic design, journalism, communication or public relations. Courses in the Photography Certificate program help students build a working portfolio and can also be applied toward completing the MCC Photography Option Visual Fine Art Associate Degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of terminology, concepts, techniques and equipment relating to a broad range of photographic processes and procedures.
  2. Make informed and meaningful compositional/aesthetic decisions, with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, project parameters and deadlines.
  3. Be able to use industry standard hardware and software to produce work suitable for a variety of entry-level positions in a very competitive field.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18


*Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Manchester Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:

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