The Julia Dean Photo Workshops

Certificate Programs

About

Developed solely and independently by the Los Angeles Center of Photography, the Certificate Programs in Photography offer students a focused and comprehensive course of study.  Students can choose among four different programs: General Course of Study, Commercial, Fine Art & Documentary, and Self-Designed. Eighteen months are given to complete each program. Each student enrolling in a certificate program will receive 25% off their tuition. Upon completing their program, students will receive a certificate issued by the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

Candidacy Fee

A one-time $250 candidacy fee is required to enroll in each program.

Applying Classes Retroactively

If you have taken one or more classes prior to enrolling in a certificate program and wish to apply them retroactively, you may do so providing the classes are within one year of your certificate program enrollment date.  Fees will be determined by calculating the difference between the certificate tuition minus the total amount of class tuition previously paid. All students applying classes retroactively are required to pay the one-time $250 candidacy fee.

General Course of Study

The General Course of Study Certificate Program is designed for the beginner. Seven classes are required to earn the certificate. For those with no experience, this program is required before moving forward to either the “Commercial” or “Fine Art & Documentary” certificate programs.

Step I. Complete these two classes (in no particular order) before proceeding to Step II:
1.    Getting to Know Your Mac (NOTE: Although a test-out option is available, students are strongly encouraged to complete this class.)
2.    Basic Photography

Step II. Complete this class before proceeding to Step III:
1.    After the Basics: Intermediate Photography

Step III. Complete these three classes (in no particular order):
1.    Basic Digital Workflow
2.    Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 1
3.    The Business of Photography

Tuition = $1595

(Regular Price for all six classes = $2130)

ENROLL HERE

 

Commercial

The Commercial Certificate Program focuses on the concepts of lighting and portraiture. Students will study flash technology and the use of heavy strobe equipment, both in the studio and on location, before moving forward into more creative lighting techniques. Seven courses (including two electives) are required to earn the certificate. (NOTE: Beginning students in photography should complete the “General Course of Study” certificate first before enrolling in the Commercial program.)

Required:

Step I. Complete these three classes (in no particular order) before proceeding to Step II:
1.    Introduction to Studio Lighting
2.    Introduction to Location Lighting
3.    The Crash Flash Weekend

Step III. Complete these classes (in no particular order):
1.    Creative Lighting
2.    Fashion Photography: A Practical Workshop  

Two Electives:
Complete two classes or workshops of your choosing at any time during the program.

Tuition = $1995*
(* Electives are not included in the tuition and must be paid for separately. Electives are priced at 25% off the regular tuition price.)

(Regular Price for required classes = $2665)

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Fine Art & Documentary

The Fine Art & Documentary Certificate Program stirs creative thought and encourages students to closely examine the purpose or story behind their work. The program culminates with a group exhibit at the Julia Dean Gallery as part of  “The Next Step 2.”  Eight courses (including two electives) are required to earn the certificate. (NOTE: Beginning students in photography should complete the “General Course of Study” certificate first before enrolling in the Fine Art & Documentary program.)

Required:
Step I. Complete any two of these four classes before proceeding to Step II:
1.    Finding Your Vision in Fine Art Photography
2.    The Photographer’s Eye
3.    Discovering the Artist Within
4.    The Art of Photography: Your Creative Approach

Step II. Complete any two of these four classes  before proceeding to Step III:
1.     Creative Portraiture
2.    The Portrait Series
3.    The Daily Visual
4.    Street Shooting I (six month class OR seven week class)

Step III. Complete these two classes in order:
1.    The Next Step 1
2.    The Next Step 2

Two Electives:
Complete two classes of your choosing at any time during the program.

Tuition = $1995*
(* Electives are not included in the tuition and must be paid for separately. Electives are priced at 25% off the regular tuition price.)

(Regular Price for required classes = $2620)

ENROLL HERE

 

Self-Designed

The Self-Designed Certificate Program is non-structured, giving students the flexibility to create their own curriculum of study. Students can complete between 6-8 courses of their choosing.  All coursework is priced at 25% off the regular tuition price, with a limit of two “Special Guest” workshops.

 

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6 Comments

  1. Hi,

    Do the Certificate Programs only start in January? I am very interested in starting.

    Thanks,
    Stephanie

  2. Hi Stephanie. You may start the certificate program at any time through out the year. No application is necessary. To get started, a $250 candidacy fee is required.

  3. Hi!

    Can i get a certificate by private lessons?

  4. Hi Sarah. Yes, you can do this by enrolling in the “Self-Designed” certificate program and then completing an equivalent amount of private lessons. Please call us for further information, 323-363-0909.

  5. I just took the beginner 1 class and would love to do the certificate program… How would I go about making the payment with the discount of the 1st class I took to apply?

  6. Hi Linsey. We can apply the Basic 1 class retroactively towards your tuition. Please call us at 323-464-0909 and we’ll take care of it for you!

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