COURSE CODE: 8607

Commercial Photography I

SCED Code: 11052
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: SkillsUSA

The ability to apply principles of visual literacy to produce visual content gives students an advantage in today's global, multimedia society. Students will be taught industry-relevant technical skills and have the opportunity to work with a variety of technology, including digital cameras, design software, and editing tools to stage, shoot, process, print, and present professional-grade commercial images. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photographer

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