Increase Professional Development with Nossi’s Photography Certificate

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photography Certificate Program will help serious hobbyists and company employees Story by Les Kerr The new Photography Certificate Program at Nossi College of Art will help serious hobbyists or business owners and employees who need to take better pictures for their company web sites and social media pages. Starting this fall, the 16-week program will meet for one four-hour class each week at night. Professional photography instructors will utilize Nossi’s facilities to teach camera functions, lighting techniques, studio etiquette and software programs for postproduction needs. “It’s going to be fun, intensive and we’re going to be moving fast,” said Nossi Photography Coordinator Tom Stanford. “We anticipate having very motivated students who want to come in and, in four short months, really improve their skill sets.” A major advantage for certificate students will be access to Nossi’s 2,500 square foot photo studio, the largest instructional studio in the southeast. They will also receive focused instruction to process their work in a professional setting. The course will be structured in segments that will include some beginning photography, software instruction, advanced photography and cataloging.     “The idea is to shoot a little bit, learn about how to process those images, shoot more sophisticated stuff, and then learn how to do post-production in the Adobe programs Photoshop and Lightroom,” Stanford said. “Lightroom allows you to organize your photos in a logical way. It also allows you to make changes on photographs and, at any time in the future, go back and undo those…

FAQ for Nossi’s Certificate Programs

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

When does the fall semester start? The fall Certificate programs will begin as follows: Photography begins Wednesday, September 6th from 6 – 10 PM. The photography certificate is ONE NIGHT per week and will continue for 16 weeks. The final day is Wednesday, December 20th.  User Experience User Interface (UXUI) Design begins Tuesday, September 5th from 6 – 10 PM and continues Thursday, September 7th from 6 – 10 PM. The UXUI certificate is TWO NIGHTS per week – Tuesdays and Thursdays – and will continue for 16 weeks. The final day is Thursday, December 21th.  When is my first payment due? For September Certificate Courses, half of your tuition payment will be due by end of day on Friday, August 18. Additional monthly payments are due by the fifth of each month.  Is financial aid offered for certificate programs? Financial aid will not be offered. This program is a certificate program and not a degree program, therefore, financial aid will not be available. If I take Nossi’s Certificate Program, will I get course credit? You will not receive course credit on your college transcripts when you graduate from the certificate programs. Although this certificate will not transfer to other colleges, it will provide a path for Nossi students to seek additional degrees in a shorter amount of time. If you are interested in future degree opportunities, please ask your admissions representative how this may apply to you. Will I need a camera for the photography certificate program? Yes, you will need…

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