Digital Media--Digital Photography, Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, and Meramec

This is a 21-credit-hour program designed to develop and enhance the workplace skills of professionals currently working in the various fields of commercial photography, digital imaging, and photographic technology as well as for students intending to enter those fields. Study includes the use of current computers, scanners, digital cameras, printers, and related hardware and software in a creative context. Instruction emphasizes ways in which traditional photographic visualization and processing can be cultivated and enhanced with advanced computer technology and software while providing students with expertise in the new tools for creating and editing still and moving images. 

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. effectively utilize commercially applicable principles of digital photography.
  2. apply knowledge and demonstrate skills in contemporary digital imaging and editing software.
  3. understand the setup and management of computer hardware, software, peripherals and networks.
  4. utilize tools and methods of color management, color profiling, digital printing, and various substrates for digital output.
  5. undertake critical thinking and problem solving associated with digital and commercial photography.
  6. communicate ideas both visually and verbally through professional presentation of portfolio of photographic works and evaluated by outside experts.
ART 131Computer Art Studio3
ART 165Photography I3
ART 172Digital Photography3
ART 275Photo Imaging I: Photoshop3
AT 100Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows1
AT 105Digital Printing3
ART 265Artificial Light Photography3
or AT 106 Motion Media Design
AT 283Digital Media Portfolio2
Total Credit Hours21
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 131 Computer Art Studio3Reading Proficiency.
AT 100 Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting: Macintosh/Windows1Reading Proficiency.
ART 165 Photography I3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours7
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ART 172 Digital Photography3Reading Proficiency.
ART 275 Photo Imaging I: Photoshop (MOTR PERF 105GA)3Reading Proficiency.
AT 105 Digital Printing3ART 275, ART 172, and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
AT 106 Motion Media Design
or Artificial Light Photography
3 ART 131 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
AT 283 Digital Media Portfolio2ART 131 and Reading Proficiency.This capstone course must be taken in the final semester of study / See program coordinator before scheduling this class
Credit Hours5
Total Credit Hours21

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.