Graduate Certificate in Digital Photography

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 18
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements No


The Digital Photography Graduate Certificate is ideal for those currently in the field as well as those not in the field who want to learn to create professional quality photographs. The certificate curriculum is designed to train students to record, interpret, and process surroundings in a fast changing world. Additionally, students will gain experience in editing, manipulating, and managing high quality still imagery using state-of-the-art labs and various capture tools, color management plans, and image manipulation plug-ins. Creativity and experimentation are not only encouraged, but required. The Digital Imaging Capstone course includes a final thesis that will improve and extend students' professional portfolios.

The courses in this program also serve as a concentration in the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media.


Please note: Students who started this program prior to Fall 2016 should follow the curriculum reflected on their DegreeWorks audits via the self-service tab of their myNEU portal.  Please consult your advisor with any questions.

Core Course (4 q.h.)

DGM 6105 Visual Communications Foundation^ 4 q.h.

Required Courses (14 q.h.)

DGM 6300 Digital Capture and Output 4 q.h.
DGM 6302 Workflow in Digital Imaging 4 q.h.
DGM 6307 Creative Approaches to Still Digital Imaging 4 q.h.
DGM 6880 Portfolio 2 q.h.

Total Quarter Hours: 18

^ For students with a portfolio waiver, Lighting for the Camera DGM 6520 (4 q.h.) is the core course.

Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Estimated total tuition for this program is $11,628.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2016-17 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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