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Digital Imaging (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Media and Creative Arts / Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 30-203-1

For Information: 414-297-6433
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Learn to use professional equipment and attain the techniques related to composition, lighting and image manipulation required for entry-level employment in the photographic industry.

Students are required to own a Canon or Nikon D-SLR camera with manual exposure controls, adjustable apertures and shutter speeds, and interchangeable lens capabilities in order to complete course requirements.


Career Pathway — After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the Photography associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — As the photo industry continues to evolve, new and exciting job opportunities exist in professional-level still and video photography. This one-year program will assist in preparing you for an entry-level position.

View gainful employment data about this program


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect program graduates to possess the following skills:

·         Be technically and artistically prepared for entry-level employment in the photographic industry

·         Demonstrate the core abilities (critical thinking, communication, work habits, using technology)

·         Demonstrate digital photography fundamentals and skills

·         Investigate, communicate and manipulate captured images


Admission Requirements — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers
Second Assistant – Advertising, Wedding and Portrait, Video Photography

Entry Level Digital Lab Technician
Photojournalism Stringer
Digital Photographic Print Finishing
Community Newspaper Photographer
Retail Photographic Equipment Sales
Photographer’s Personal Assistant


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.







(1)  PHOTO-101

Digital Fundamental Photography




(1)  PHOTO-141

Photoshop for Photographers 1 ‡




(1)  PHOTO-107

Photographic Trends



(1)  ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡


  (or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡        
  (1)  MATH-123

Math with Business Applications ‡


  (or) Any 200-series MATH course        


(2)  PHOTO-108

Photographic Lighting ‡






(2)  PHOTO-130

Photographic Composition




(2)  PHOTO-139

Measurement Techniques ‡





(2)  PHOTO-142

Photoshop for Photographers 2 ‡






‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated March 2017.