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Photography Certificate Program

USA 's Photography Certificate Program teaches the essential skills needed to develop or enhance photography skills. The program provides training in several areas of photography including camera, darkroom, digital photography, photographic styles, understanding of techniques and uses, and lighting. 

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To earn a certificate, a student must successfully complete five required courses and any combination of electives equaling 42 hours and portfolio reviewed. The portfolio or exhibit should demonstrate the candidate's technical proficiency and visual creativity. Portfolio requirements will be given to student upon application to the certificate program. Arrangements must be made with the Program Director to register for the portfolio review upon completion of all required and elective coursework. The final project must satisfy an instructor's review committee before the certificate is awarded.

Attendance Policy: Students cannot have more than 2 absences for classes with five or more sessions, more than 1 absence with four sessions, and no absences for three sessions or less.

Coursework must be completed within three (3) years. Admission to the university is NOT required for this program. Students working on two or more certificate programs may not apply the same courses to more than one program. Substitutions must be made in order to meet minimum classroom contact hours. Students are under the certificate curriculum in effect at the time of their application into the program until they finish the program. Course changes made after the application DO NOT affect curriculum requirements.

Download the program brochure below for a complete list of required and elective courses. You may also register for this certificate by completing the registration form and returning it to our office.
Application Information:
To apply, send completed application form found in the brochure and a $25 non-refundable application fee.
USA Photography Certificate Brochure
Cancellation/Refunds:
The University of South Alabama reserves the right to cancel any courses that do not have sufficient enrollment. A full refund will be given to the registrants.
Failure to attend classes does not constitute withdrawal. USA Special Courses must be notified of intent to withdraw either by telephone (251)405-9928 or in writing. If withdrawal is made one working day prior to the first class meeting, a full refund will be given 

Mailing Address:

Attention: Photography Certificate Program
1504 Springhill Ave., Suite 2515
Mobile, AL 36604-3273

Tel: 251-405-9928
Fax: 251-405-9931

Email: lcadden@southalabama.edu

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