Overview

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs as photographers and videographers.

Learn basic camera functions, exposure, and depth of field. In addition receive further instruction on composition, how light afffects images, filters, and flash, etc. Then move into discussing concepts of videography and how to capture moving pictures and sound using video and audio equipment, with expertise in lighting, composition and framing, and editing. Other important skills include maintaining client relationships, production planning, reel creation, and mastering distribution methods.

Required equipment:

  • DSLR camera
  • SD card for the camera ($20-40) depending on size of the card. A 32GB SD card Class 10 ($20) is recommended.
  • SD card reader ($10-20)
  • External hard drive ($100-200). WD easystore® 1TB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive ($100) is recommended.
  • Tripod ($99-179). Manfrotto - Compact Advanced 65" Tripod ($100) is recommended.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Students must successfully complete this course.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
5.70 57

Photography and Videography

Learn basic camera functions, exposure, and depth of field. In addition receive further instruction on composition, how light afffects images, filters, and flash, etc. Then move into discussing concepts of videography and how to capture moving pictures and sound using video and audio equipment, with expertise in lighting, composition and framing, and editing. Other important skills include maintaining client relationships, production planning, reel creation, and mastering distribution methods.

Hybrid

ID: CEPIC-559

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$799.00
**Hybrid courses are mostly online with some in-class elements.
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$799.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Photographer

Capture images through a camera lens by photographing people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film equipment. Curriculum also includes learning how to develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints.

Possible career paths can include Advertising Photographer, Commercial Photographer, Newspaper Photographer, Owner/Photographer, Photo Editor, Photographer, Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer, Sports Photographer, or Studio Owner.

Average Annual Salary

$40,673

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • News Agencies
  • Photography Studios
  • Sports Organizations

Careers

Videographer

There are many opportunities as a videographer including careers as an assistant working at TV stations, or small production firms. Some videographers will go into business for themselves. 

Projected Job Growth

+22.4%

Average Annual Salary

$43,935

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • News Agencies
  • Production Firms
  • Photography Studios

What’s next after I complete this program?

Portrait studios, corporate photography, newspapers, magazines, or self-employment options exist.

Pursue a video editing certificate to broaden your skillset.