Design Model

There are different models of instructional design that guide professionals by systematizing the process of developing training actions. For example, I used the ADDIE model in this photography certificate program to create the whole class. In the following section, you can see a summary of this process.


For this class, I identified the audience and their characteristics,
After completing the course, determine what students already know and what they should know.


This model's formative assessment must be done during and between the phases. This type of assessment aims to improve instruction before implementing the final version. Each stage of the ADDIE process is evaluated, and the final one is a summative assessment made through specific tests to analyze the results of the training action. Thus, registering the data and making an interpretation the results of the evaluation will provide the necessary information to improve or modify the course.

The Program

The following section describes the program itself

About the program

The Certificate in Digital Photography & Retouching is the only course that combines studio learning and post-production techniques using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Thirty hours of the class are spent in the studio, and 30 hours in a computer lab where students will learn advanced techniques in Photoshop and Lightroom.

Digital Photography

Professional Photography workflow; SLR cameras; Sensors; Bit depth; Camera Raw; Aperture; Exposure; ISO; Depth of Field; Photography essentials; Studio Lightning, Portrait and Landscape Photography, Tips & Tricks

Camera and Studio

Learn how to get the most out of your camera in manual mode. This class will cover formats, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, depth of field, and other topics. In addition, you will learn Professional Photography work-flows, studio lighting concepts and terminology, qualities of light, modifiers for taking control, portrait lighting, high and low key, beauty lighting, dramatic light, the difference between high-speed flash, continuous light source, and strobes equipment. This class provides hands-on, practical experience working with studio lighting equipment and backdrops and using and controlling subjects.


In this final part of the Certificate Program, students will work on their own projects using knowledge and techniques acquired in the classroom to create high-end photo-montages.