Photography Degrees and CareersPicture this for a great career!
If you have a passion for photography you can translate this into an exciting and profitable career! A Certificate or Degree in Photography is a logical first step for those wishing to pursue photography as a field of study and a successful career.
Visual media has become a dominant form of communication in the 21st century. From the old black and white photo to photojournalism to Instagram, photography is an important part of (chronicling) our culture.
- black and white photography
- color analog photos
- digital photography
- color and image manipulation
- latest technology
Certificate ProgramA Certificate in Photography is designed for students to acquire the skills necessary to enter the profession of photography. Instruction is provided in analog photography (black and white, color) and digital photography. Students are also instructed in mastery of the latest equipment.
Associate Degree in PhotographyAn Associate Degree in Photography will encourage students to gain both technical and conceptual skills to approach photography both academically and artistically. An Associate Degree program will offer students a wide variety of hands-on opportunities including:
- analog and digital photography
- digital and analog 35mm-, medium-, and large-format cameras
- printing in traditional/analog (black-and-white, color)
- printing in digital forms
- mural prints
- light-boxes and other alternative processes
- skills in studio lighting
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Search and select multiple area of focus.
Troy University - TroyTroy, ALPartner School
Troy University is a public institution comprised of campuses throughout Alabama and worldwide. International in scope, TROY provides a variety of educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to include doctoral programs, for...
Arkansas State University-Main CampusState University, ARPartner School
Focusing on its mission to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth and enrich lives, A-State meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university for more than 13,000 students through the combination of world-class research...
Emerson CollegeBoston, MAPartner School
Emerson College offers educational programs that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in communication and the arts, and to pursue scholarship and work that brings innovation to these disciplines.
University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, COPartner School
University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Boulder is a 4-year, University of Colorado Boulder university located in Boulder, CO. Students at University of Colorado Boulder can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degree programs.
Lasell UniversityNewton, MAPartner School
Lasell University Military & Veteran Support Programs Lasell University offers the following veteran and military support programs: Lasell University has GI Bill-approved programs Lasell University is approved for Tuition Assistance Lasell University is a Yellow...
East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City, TNPartner School
East Tennessee University was ranked one of 2018’s best colleges and universities for military and veterans. They pride themselves on creating productive citizens who serve their communities. It’s easy to become part of this...
Alamo Colleges DistrictSan Antonio, TXPartner School
The Alamo Colleges District provides support and advocacy for our military families through offices on Joint Base San Antonio and at our colleges through St. Philip’s College Military Support Services (MSS) Department and San...
University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, TXPartner School
UIW is dedicated to the success of military students at all levels. Degree programs are developed to maximize military service while providing a foundation for post-military life. Many faculty and staff have former military experience...
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, VAPartner School
The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
University of DaytonDayton, OHPartner School
University of Dayton University of Dayton is a 4-year, private university located in Dayton, OH. Students at University of Dayton can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. University of Dayton Military &...
Viterbo UniversityLa Crosse, WIPartner School
Viterbo University Military & Veteran Support Programs Viterbo University offers the following veteran and military support programs: Viterbo University has GI Bill approved programs Has a Student Veterans of America chapter Offers credit for military experience...
California State University Northridge, Tseng CollegeNorthridge, CAPartner School
CSUN Military & Veteran Support Programs CSUN offers the following veteran and military support programs: CSUN has GI Bill approved programs Does not have a Student Veterans of America chapter Offers credit for military experience Does...
Waukesha County Technical CollegePewaukee, WIPartner School
Waukesha County Technical College Military & Veteran Support Programs Waukesha County Technical College offers the following veteran and military support programs: Waukesha County Technical College has GI Bill-approved programs Waukesha County Technical College is...
Jobs with an Associate Degree in Photography
- Photographer- Use technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images. Median Annual Salary: $41,000.
- Fine Artist- Uses a variety of materials and techniques to create art for sale and exhibition. Median Annual Salary: $49,000.
GI Bill®-approved Schools with an Associate Degree in PhotographyReady to start your Associate Degree in Photography? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools:
Hancock College- Offers an Associate Degree in Photography and a Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Photography. Allan Hancock College has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. Allan Hancock College is a MyCAA approved school and is approved for Tuition Assistance
Moorpark College- Offers an Associate of Science Degree in Photography and a Certificate of Achievement in Photography. Moorpark College is a GI Bill® approved school and offers credit for military experience. Moorpark College is a MyCAA approved school and is approved for Tuition Assistance.
Bachelor’s Degree in PhotographyA Bachelor’s Degree in Photography will encourage a student’s holistic growth, both as a student and as a photographer. Students will be able to analyze and make their own photographic works of art. A great photography program will help students:
- develop a personal visual style
- gain technical expertise
- refine critical thinking skills
- learn how to respond critically to work
- learn written and visual storytelling
- develop an attention to detail
- gain leadership skills
- collaborate with peers
Jobs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography
- Museum Curator- Oversee institutions’ collections, such as of historical items or of artwork. Median Annual Salary: $52,000.
- Art Director- Responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. Median Annual Salary: $97,000.
GI Bill®-approved Schools with a Bachelor’s Degree in PhotographyConcordia University Wisconsin- Offers Photography as a minor for its Bachelor of Art degrees. Concordia U-WI has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. Concordia U-WI is a MyCAA approved school and is approved for Tuition Assistance. Concordia U-WI proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.
Framingham State University- Offers Photography as a minor for its undergraduate degrees. Framingham State University has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. Framingham State University is a MyCAA approved school, is approved for Tuition Assistance, and proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.
Otis College of Art and Design- Offers a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Photography. Otis College has GI Bill approved programs and awards credit for the CLEP exam. Otis College proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.
University of Nevada Las Vegas- Offers a Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration Photography and a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Photography. UNLV has GI Bill approved programs, offers credit for military experience, and awards credit for the CLEP and DSST exams. UNLV is approved for Tuition Assistance and proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.