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Rankin Photography - Digital Photography Certificate Program

Digital Photography


The Digital Photography Certificate Program provides a structured photographic curriculum. In order to earn this certificate, eight required classes and four additional classes (minimum of 96 hours) must be completed. Students who wish to gain practical, hands-on knowledge in the field will be able to develop new skills and build on existing skills in a relatively short period of time. Our program allows students, whether hobbyists, dedicated amateurs or aspiring professionals, to focus on the right techniques for their own personal success. Digital Photography Certificates may be General, or with a Specialty. A Specialty requires four classes, in addition to the required classes, in one or more of three areas: Portraiture, Fine Art or Digital Imaging.


  • Camera Lab
  • Digital Photography I
  • Digital Photography II
  • Lightroom I
  • Photoshop I
  • Creative Compositions: Classroom and Hands-On
  • Creative Flash Photography
  • Constructive Critiques

“After being laid off during the recent housing down turn I decided to pursue more aggressively the art of digital photography, earning a Digital Photography Certificate with Columbus State University, Continuing Education in January of 2011. I now work professionally as a portrait photographer. On my own time I have gravitated towards fine art photography because of the challenge that it presents to create a style that is unique to the artist.”

–Ricky D. Kammenga