LACP model Charito Mertz photographed by a student during a LACP workshpop, Disney Hall

Photo by Sebastian Ercus

General Course of Study

The General Course of Study Certificate Program is designed for the beginner. No experience is necessary. Five classes are required to earn the certificate. For those with little to no photography experience, this certificate is required before moving forward to either the Fine Art or Lighting & Portraiture certificate programs.

Complete these three classes listed below in order:
1. Basic Photography (offered nearly once every month)
2. After the Basics: Intermediate Photography (offered once per quarter)
3. Beyond the Basics: Advanced Photography (offered in the Spring and the Fall)

Complete these two classes listed below, in no particular order:
1. Lightroom 1: The Basics (offered once per quarter)
2. Photoshop 1: The Basics (offered once per quarter)



(Regular price for required classes = $2,445)

Tuition includes automatic Bronze Level Membership to LACP.)

Refund policy

Tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.


To enroll in the General Course of Study Certificate Program, please pay the one-time candidacy fee of $250, then select the “Buy Now” button below and follow the prompts. Payment is required in full upon registration.



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