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Portrait, Fashion, and Photojournalism Certificate


Photo of lower half of woman's face, showing a necklace and earring
See more work by our photography students in the Media Arts Gallery.

MC’s portrait, fashion, and photojournalism certificate provides specialized training in photographic skills and techniques in constructing narrative frameworks.

In addition to still image capture, you’ll learn fundamental aspects of video to further enhance the art of storytelling with portraits and fashion. 

Our certificate curriculum is designed to upgrade skills for currently employed individuals or provide new skills for a career change. Courses include photography, photojournalism, and portrait and fashion photography.

Program Outcomes

€‹Upon completion of this program, a student will be able to:

  • Work with digital imaging technology and a variety of lighting equipment to produce photographic images for use in studio, architectural, fine art, and varied commercial environments.
  • Design and create advanced converging media content for story telling with both print image sequencing and video.
  • Design and create advanced photographic applications that specifically address the needs of commercial and fine art portrait and fashion markets.
  • Consciously employ complex aesthetic strategies as they apply to visual problem-solving methods.

Program Advising

Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans.


For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.


Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.