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CDIA Photography Certificate Program - Please Help!

 
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Jun 22, 2009 16:21 |  #1

I'm considering enrolling in the photography certificate program at CDIA in Boston (http://www.cdiabu.com/​photography/programs.p​hp#210 (external link)) but I'm concerned that the cost of the program may not be worth the skills I'm looking to gain. I've heard that some certificate programs are great and some are horrible, but there's no way of really knowing which is which. It's not like Time Magazine reviews art schools in the country and provides you with a Top 100 list...

So I'm turning to you all for help.

What do you think of certificate programs in general? Are they worth the time/money/access to gear, or are they a waste of effort?

If you've attended or graduated from CDIA, I'd really love to hear from you. Do you think the program was worth it? Did you improve your skills and gain job contacts? Are you currently working as a photographer? Is there anything else I need to know?

Thank you for everything!


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Jun 22, 2009 19:19 |  #2

the skills I'm looking to gain.

To use for what?

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Jun 23, 2009 10:17 |  #3

feel free to PM me for more info as my wife is a graduate of the program.

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Jun 29, 2009 16:27 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #4

My goal is to be a professional photographer that shoots a wide variety of subjects. I'm into fine art, travel, architecture, portraiture... a jack of all trades of sorts. I want to improve my existing skills, get more experience with studio equipment, and really take things to the next level. I also want job contacts and an education that's going to help me get a job in the real photography world.

Thank you for the links, I'll certainly check them out.

Stefanie


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