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Photography Technical Diploma

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Program Code: 312031

As a Photography program graduate, you will be prepared for a variety of entry-level photography careers. You will be skilled in the latest digital technologies necessary to succeed. Career choices include portrait and wedding photographer, nature photographer, sport and event photographer, product photographer, digital artist and fine art photographer.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this technical diploma:

Digital Photography, 902031

Digital Photography Advanced, 902032

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Portrait Photographer
  • Wedding Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Nature Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Event Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Digital Artist
  • Freelance Photographer: initiates entrepreneurial work with self-established client base. Construct and direct a professional photo shoot driven by client requirements including image capturing. Specializes in one or two areas listed above.
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • Computer familiarity and ability to use a keyboard and mouse.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Students should have mastered basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, measurements).
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Digital Photography technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
13
Second Semester
Semester Total
15
Total Credits
28

Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of design and storytelling to develop media products and services.
  • Develop proficiency in the use of media software, tools and technology.
  • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion.
  • Communicate creative rationale in formal and informal settings.
  • Implement project management skills to meet customer and market demands.
  • Apply effective and ethical business practices.
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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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