The Photography Certificate Program is a sequence of 10 courses designed to offer training in the technical and creative skills necessary to enter both the commercial and fine art fields of photography as a photographer (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 27-4021). Entry-level positions, such as an assistant in the studio, gallery, or academic environment are possible after finishing this program.

Students are also prepared to start freelance work with the knowledge of cameras, lighting, aesthetics, printing, editing, promotion, and presentation formats needed for their specialized area of photography.


Costs for Photography Certificate Program

Individuals interested in this certificate program can take up to two classes before committing to the program, at which point they are required to submit a Certificate Program Enrollment Application and $185 application fee. Upon submitting the application and fee, students qualify for a 15% tuition discount, per course, at time of enrollment. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status within one week of submitting their application.

Estimated Tuition with the 15% certificate discount applied (paid as you enroll in each course): $4,800



For further information, please email or call (310) 665-6850.

Additional Details


Minimum Required

This program requires five (5) elective courses. Students may select full-unit courses from Photography to receive elective credit.

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