Studio/Commercial Photography | Webster University

Studio/Commercial Photography


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2020

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18 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the School of Communications/Electronic and Photographic Media Department and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

The certificate in studio/commercial photography is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of studio and commercial photography. Students will develop a basic understanding of photographic history and technique in both chemical and digital environments. Upper-level courses will focus on the specialized knowledge needed to work in the field of studio/commercial photography and will cover studio lighting and diverse camera formats.

Learning Outcomes

Successful graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the theoretical and practical aspects of traditional and digital photography.
  • Demonstrate professional work standards in the field of commercial photography in freelance or studio environments.

Required Courses

  • PHOT 1000 Photo I (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2000 Photo II (3 hours)
  • PHOT 2040 History of Photography (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3120 Studio Photography and Lighting (3 hours)
  • PHOT 3190 Digital Photographic Imaging (3 hours)
  • PHOT 4030 Topics in Studio Photography (3 hours)