GCC Photography

Glendale Community College

Program Description

The GCC Photography program is designed to prepare students for a professional photographic practice. Our students pursue careers in a wide range of photographic practices, from commercial and fine art to documentary and event photography. Many practicing photographers attend classes to refine and update their skills. Some students seek employment as photo assistants or in digital retouching. Courses are designed to encourage students to pursue individual projects while developing their technical ability. The Photography Certificate can be completed in two years and students may begin in Spring or Fall terms. Students in the degree and certificate programs students are required to learn both traditional and digital photography techniques. To complete the A.S. in Photography, students must also fulfill their general education requirements in addition to the certificate requirements below.

Required Courses:

Photo 101, Introduction to Photography
Art 199, History of Photography
Photo 103, Medium and Large Format Photography
Photo 106, Lighting I
Photo 130, Digital Photography
Photo 112, Lighting II

One of the following courses:

Photo 107, Special Projects
Photo 118 Documentary Photography
Photo 140 Fine Art Photography
Photo 142 Commercial Photography