University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate

This certificate provides fundamental vocational training for anyone who needs to create or utilize effective, compelling photographic images for visual communication. From practical application to conceptual execution, photography has implications across all academic disciplines from the arts to the sciences . This certificate is designed to develop the student’s technical proficiency and creative skill with lens-based media that they can then leverage in whatever career path they might pursue. Students will gain a thorough understanding of camera operation, post-production image editing and retouching, and critical aspects relating to the aesthetics of photography. This certificate is relevant for practically any major discipline across campus. Both fine art and documentary pathways are available.

Post-secondary Certificate - Photography and Digital Imaging


Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate Required Courses12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
GDSN 149ADigital Imaging I3
MART 255Photoshop: Art and Design3
ARTZ 284APhoto I-Technologies and Processes3
or JRNL 257A Beginning Video and Photojournalism
MAR 251Digital Video Production Technology3
or ARTZ 384 Photo II-Theory, Criticism, Practice
or ARTZ 383 Analog Photography
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-