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Delivery: A mix of daytime and evening courses.
Start: Fall or Spring: Full- or Part-Time.

About the Program

The Photographic Careers AAS degree prepares students for a career in professional photography. Course assignments ready students for the event, location, and studio shooting. The program covers what professional photographers need to jump-start their careers. Topics include professional equipment, editing, workflow, business and marketing practices for photographers, lighting, and portfolio development. Emphasis is on providing skills necessary for those wishing to start a career in photography.

This program is part of the Visual Communications Careers (VCC) area and is designed to provide you with the skills you need to enter a career once you have completed the degree. Although the A.A.S. degree is not designed for transfer to a four-year school, your general education and liberal arts courses typically do the transfer. Some of your career-oriented courses may also transfer to specific majors at certain schools through the petition process.

  • Create and capture compelling images of people, events, fashion, products, and landscapes that thrill clients
  • Build a professional photography business including brand identity, marketing plan, online presence, social media integration, and client management
  • Bring your creative vision to life using professional techniques, high-tech equipment, and a full range of editing tools
  • Career Focus: Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Interested in a Photographic Career? Schedule a program tour!


Salary Data

Average Wage: $27.96/hour
Top Earners: $39.81/hour

*Wages listed are for a variety of experience and education levels.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area -

Program Faculty

Tom Hanly