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                                                     Certificate of Specialization

                                                          A Certificate of Specialization in Digital Photography provides
                                                          professional and amateur photographers the knowledge
                                                          and expertise in using the digital tools and ever-changing
                                                          technology of this traditional medium. Instruction emphasizes
                                                          ways in which traditional photographic visualization and
                                                          processing can be cultivated and enhanced with advanced
                                                          computer technology and software.

ABOUT THE CERTIFICATE                             technology training on state-of-the-art       $40,000. Photographers with more than
The Certificate of Specialization in Digital      equipment for high-wage jobs in high-         five years experience can earn $50,000
Photography requires 17 credit hours and          demand occupations. The CVT features          to $100,000.
was developed through research with               four studio classrooms, with more than
industry leaders. Classes focus on both           130 Macintosh computers, several laser        TUITION
photographic technique and the tools used         and wide-format inkjet printers, a variety
                                                                                                Currently, district residents pay $88 per
to achieve high-quality results. Students         of scanners and high-end digital cameras.
                                                                                                credit hour. Additional fees apply to some
complete projects using industry-standard                                                       programs and courses. Please call the
computers, scanners, digital cameras,             OPPORTUNITIES IN THIS FIELD                   Meramec Admissions/Records office
printers, and hardware and software.              Digital photographers work in many            for details.
Professional photographers who pair the           different fields, producing digital images
Certificate with a two- or four-year degree       for both print and Web publication. For       FOR MORE INFORMATION
and/or professional experience are highly         example, they may work for newspapers,
                                                                                                The Digital Media certificate program
qualified for positions in the digital            magazines, internet marketers, educational
                                                                                                is offered through the Meramec Art
media industry.                                   institutions, government organizations
                                                                                                Department. The office is located in the
                                                  or advertising agencies. They can be an
                                                                                                Humanities East Building. You can contact
THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE                           integral part of a wide variety of creative
                                                                                                the Art Department at 314-984-7632,
Photography Digital Media classes are             teams. Those who complete the Certificate
                                                                                                an Art Advisor at 314-984-7575 or
taught in the Center for Visual Technology        also may work as freelance artists.
                                                                                                Tim Linder, the Digital Media program
(CVT), part of Meramec’s Digital Arts and                                                       coordinator, at or
Technology Alliance (DATA) Center of              SALARY INFORMATION                            314-984-7630 for more information.
Excellence. STLCC Centers of Excellence           The average yearly, entry-level salaries
were created to provide advanced                  in digital media range from $20,000 to

   The educational version of most software utilized is available at the Campus Bookstore
   at a discounted price.

                         FLORISSANT VALLEY            •    FOREST PARK         •    MERAMEC     •   WILDWOOD
                                                                           Certificate of Specialization
           Florissant Valley                                         Forest Park                       Meramec                                Wildwood

GETTING STARTED AT STLCC                                               AREA OF CONCENTRATION
1) Apply for Admission
   Online, by mail/fax or in person at                                 Course Number      Course Title                                          Credit Hours
   any campus.
                                                                       ___ ART:131        Computer Art Studio                                        3
2) Apply for Financial Aid
   Apply for grants, scholarships, loans or                            ___ ART:172        Digital Photography                                        3
                                                                       ___ ART:275        Photo Imaging I: Photoshop                                 3
3) Complete Assessment
                                                                       ___ AT:100         Hardware Configuration and Troubleshooting:
   You may need to complete an
                                                                                          Macintosh/Windows                                          1
   assessment for placement in the proper
   level courses.                                                      ___ AT:105         Digital Printing                                           3
4) Get Advised                                                         ___ AT:276         Photo Imaging II: Photoshop                                3
   Meet with an advisor or career counselor.
   Attend a College Registration/Enrollment                            ___ AT:283         Electronic Portfolio                                       1
   Workshop (CREW).
                                                                       	     	            	              Total	Credits	for	Program:	                 17
5) Get Connected
   Access your MySTLCC ID and set up a
   secure password. Activate your student
   e-mail and log in to Banner Self-Service.
6) Register for Classes
   Online, in person or via mail/fax.
7) Pay for Classes
   Payment plan option is available.
8) Prepare for Class
   Purchase books, attend New Student
   Success Orientation and get your STLCC
   OneCard student photo ID.
    for details and important links.

Non-discrimination Statement
St. Louis Community College is committed to non-discrimination
and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs,
activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age,
disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or
Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure
non-discrimination. For more information contact the Vice
Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at 314-539-5285.
Accommodations Statement
St. Louis Community College is committed to providing access
and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.                                      This program is supported by the
If you have accommodation needs, please contact the Access                                            Digital Arts and Technology Alliance.
office at the campus where you are registering at least six weeks
before the beginning of the class. Documentation of disability
may be required.

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