Certificate Programs in Photography

Many individuals decide to obtain a certificate, or a document that indicates mastery of a particular practice or subject matter, as a way of enhancing their career prospects and making more money. Certificate programs vary broadly in terms of content, cost and learning expectations and outcomes. Just what is a Certificate in Photography? This certificate program typically offers a broad overview… Read more

Many individuals decide to obtain a certificate, or a document that indicates mastery of a particular practice or subject matter, as a way of enhancing their career prospects and making more money. Certificate programs vary broadly in terms of content, cost and learning expectations and outcomes.

Just what is a Certificate in Photography? This certificate program typically offers a broad overview of the field of photography. Students should expect to review the history and technology behind photography and the camera, and they will also work “in the field,” getting hands-on practice using a variety of different types of cameras, lighting, film and related equipment. Close review of modern, digital design practices is also to be expected, while some programs also dedicate time toward establishing and running a successful photography business.

Many who complete photography certificate programs find that it gives them more credibility when seeking clients. Many also report that they are able to charge more for their services after securing the photography certificate than they were able to prior to doing so.

Because tuition rates fluctuate based on factors that include geography, course popularity and the prestige of the school offering a particular program, prospective students should contact each program individually for pertinent and timely tuition information.

Most people who earn photography certificates work within the field of photography to some degree. Some choose to focus on a particular facet or subgenre within the field, such as wedding, infant or nature photography, while others choose to teach photography to others. Others find work as photojournalists, headshot photographers, commercial photographers or ad executives, among other common career paths.

Those looking to learn more about photography certificate programs offered online and around the globe may review available courses using our database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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London College of Contemporary Arts
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

The Photography HNC/HND course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographic disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry you w ... Read more

The Photography HNC/HND course provides an introduction into a wide range of photographic disciplines, allowing you to enter whichever aspect of the photography industry you wish. Read less
Certificate
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
École Intuit.Lab
Paris, France + 2 More

Ecole intuit.lab’s 1-year photography diploma is an intensive course designed to prepare, challenge and inspire students to confidently pursue a career in photography.

Ecole intuit.lab’s 1-year photography diploma is an intensive course designed to prepare, challenge and inspire students to confidently pursue a career in photography. Read less
Certificate
01 Jul 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Too Many Flash
Community of Madrid, Spain

This complete specialization is designed to use photography as a tool for personal expression without forgetting professional criteria.

This complete specialization is designed to use photography as a tool for personal expression without forgetting professional criteria. Read less
Certificate
04 May 2020
Full-time
100 hours
Spanish
Campus
 
London Film Academy
London, United Kingdom

Do you want to pursue a career as a director of photography, or would you like to learn more about the cinematography and camera department? Our Cinematography Certificate wil ... Read more

Do you want to pursue a career as a director of photography, or would you like to learn more about the cinematography and camera department? Our Cinematography Certificate will provide a comprehensive introduction to shooting and lighting for film. Guided by experienced filmmaking professionals, this intense 5-day course will introduce the concepts of lighting, camera operation, framing, colour correction and grading. Read less
Certificate
18 Mar 2020
Full-time
5 days
15 Mar 2019
English
Campus
 
Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne, Australia

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma o ... Read more

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photography and Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma of Photo Imaging. Under the banner of NMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic has been a three-time award winner in the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Institute of the Year. Read less
Certificate
18 Feb 2020
Full-time
17 Feb 2019
English
Campus
 
Kensington and Chelsea College
London, United Kingdom

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, fine art photography or as a stepping ston ... Read more

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, fine art photography or as a stepping stone to place you in a very competitive position when applying for a degree or even a masters course later on. Read less
Certificate
26 Sep 2020
Part-time
30 weeks
English
Campus
 
Vega School of Brand Leadership
Johannesburg, South Africa + 3 More

This specialised higher certificate programme is aimed at individuals seeking a vocational career in photography. The qualification is designed with a balance of practical, th ... Read more

This specialised higher certificate programme is aimed at individuals seeking a vocational career in photography. The qualification is designed with a balance of practical, theoretical and artistic sections that facilitate the enhancement of creative thinking, academic growth and practical competence. Read less
Certificate
01 Feb 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences
Pretoria, South Africa + 1 More

The FET Certificate course in Photography introduces students to essential elements of photography. This course emphasises the mastery of technical skills that are applied in ... Read more

The FET Certificate course in Photography introduces students to essential elements of photography. This course emphasises the mastery of technical skills that are applied in practical projects. The focus on photography related software applied to photographic genres such as portraiture, architectural photography and product photography provides students with relevant industry skills. Practical skills acquired culminate in a portfolio with which students can enter the job market. Read less
Certificate
01 Feb 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
NCBA- National College of Business Administration
Dublin, Ireland

Qualification Aim: The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography is aimed at those individuals wishing to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes, using either ... Read more

Qualification Aim: The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Photography is aimed at those individuals wishing to develop an understanding of basic photographic processes, using either digital or manual equipment. No prior knowledge of photography is required. The Read less
Certificate
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
6 months
Campus