College Degrees

Associate of Arts in Photography

Many people want to have a career that is “hands on” rather than working in an office and crunching numbers all day. They may want to work in a creative field that lets them explore new avenues of communication in a visual medium. People who want to work “in the field” and have an expressive creative outlet may want to consider seeking an associate of arts degree in photography. An associate of arts in photography program is a two-year course of study that gives students technical skill and knowledge in the field of photography, in both traditional formats such as film and developing, as well as new media like digital printing and graphics. Associate of arts in photography degree programs are heavily technical in nature, with most courses providing students the ability to practice what is being taught, whether it is film development or portraiture. Students will have the chance to graduate with a complete portfolio of their work. Students will be exposed to the most current techniques and emerging technologies in photography, giving them an edge when it comes to jobs and technical skill. After graduation, students may choose to enter the work force immediately, or they may choose to seek a bachelor of fine arts in photography.

Example Courses

  • Photography and Mixed Media
  • Digital Retouching
  • Documentary Environmental Portraiture

Potential Industries

  • Art Gallery Assistant
  • Photo Journalism
  • Portrait Photography

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Antonelli College
  • Academy of Art University Online
  • Lebanon College

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