Photojournalism Essentials

This certificate provides students with the necessary skills to become a photojournalist or a freelance photographer for publications, public relations, and other professional fields. They will learn important required skills from the understanding of how to manually operate a camera in a vast array of lighting situations, adding and modifying photographic lighting, how to handle business essentials required for freelance photographers, professionally edit photographs, and skill sets required to become a photojournalist or freelance photographer.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the ethics and skill sets required for photojournalism and demonstrate photojournalistic style of photography.
  • Demonstrate understanding of narrative and storytelling strategies required for photojournalism assignments.
  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate proper business topics required for a photojournalism and publications in a contemporary environment.
  • Understand how to manage lighting in a vast array of on assignment scenarios and situations.
Required Courses (12 units)  Units
PHO-12 Photojournalism 3
PHO-14 Lighting for Photographers 3
PHO-20 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
PHO-67 Business Practices for Photographers 3