Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography and Video Art

With the Certificate in Digital Photography and Video Art, you can advance your creative and technical skills to enable you to communicate visually using original photography and videography. Learn to use camera equipment, edit, and capture creative and compelling images. Gain a professional edge in the fields of media production, marketing, graphic production, and multimedia.

Certificate Information

18 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

All courses are 3 credit hours and require a minimum grade of C unless otherwise noted.


Required Courses
15 credit hours

  • FINA-D 210 - Digital Art: Survey and Practice
  • FINA-S 217 - Video Art
  • FINA-D 312 - Intermediate Multimedia
  • FINA-S 490 - Advanced Photography I
  • FINA-S 491 - Advanced Photography II

Choose One
3 credit hours

  • FINA-S 310 - Photography
  • FINA-S 291 - Fundamentals of Photography


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), undergraduate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Many of IU Southeast’s certificate programs are stackable – meaning that you can use the credit hours earned for your certificate toward an associate or bachelor degree program.

Kentucky residents

Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties who register through IU Southeast receive in-state tuition and now qualify for our new KEES Match Scholarships! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the lowest 4-year tuition in the region, staying close to home while you earn your degree, and the unique experience only IU Southeast can offer.

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