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About the Program

The Professional Photography AAS degree prepares students for a career in wedding and portrait photography. Course assignments ready students for event, location and studio shooting. Upon completion students will have acquired professional equipment, knowledge of business practices, and a business identity to position them for success. Students will: 

  • 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

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  • Photographer

Salary Data

Photographers
Average Wage: $23.61/hour
Top Earners: $42.35/hour

Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu