The mission of the Photography Department is to provide superior instruction in the use of photographic techniques for vocational, general education and transfer students. A photography major will provide the student with a strong foundation in aesthetic principles as well as an extensive range of practical photographic techniques needed for college transfer, entry into the photographic workplace or for artistic expression. Course work includes traditional processing and printing, digital photography, color photography, studio lighting, experimental processes, photo criticism and portfolio preparation. Students are encouraged to develop a personal, expressive style, achieve technical excellence and examine photography’s role in society.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities abound as Advertising photographer, Aerial and underwater photographer, Art Collector, Art Critic, Art Documentation Photographer, Art Writer & Blogger, Commercial Photographer - Architectural, Commercial Photographer - Portrait, Commercial Photographer - Product, Commercial printing and reproduction, Corporate Photographer, Darkroom Lab Technician and/or Manager, Digital imaging Technician, Digital Photographic Illustrator, Documentary and Editorial Photographer, Photography teacher, Fashion Photographer, Film-Set Photographer, Fine Art Photographer, Fine Art Printing Assistant, Forensic Photographer, Free-lance photographer, Gallerist or Art Dealer, Graphic artist, Laboratory manager, Nature Photographer, Photo Editor, Photo-Historian, Manager for Fine Art or Commercial Photography Studio, Photographic Assistant, Photographic Retoucher, Photojournalist, Professional Photo-Lab Custom Printer, Photographic sales, Sports Photographer, Stock Photographer, Studio and wedding photography, Theater Production Photographer, Travel and stock photography, Wedding and Event Photographer.

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