Announcement of Curricula

General Information

The City College of San Francisco's Photography Department is one of the oldest and largest programs in the country, with over two dozen courses and thirty-plus instructors. We offer a broad choice of classes from History and Aesthetics of Photography, Advanced B&W Darkroom Techniques, and Advanced Studio Lighting to Photoshop, Mixed Media and Business Practices of Photography.

Our faculty and staff consist of experienced professionals who create an environment that encourages creativity, technical aptitude, and critical thinking. Whether your interest is as a fine artist, commercial photographer, or enthusiast, we will provide the means and guidance that will help you achieve your goals.

Students who plan to continue as photography majors at the university are advised to review major requirements specific to their transfer university on

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Use the traditional tools and techniques of photography
  • Develop skills in evolving digital technologies
  • Apply concepts and aesthetics to create and evaluate photographic images
  • Satisfy academic transfer requirements to institutions of higher learning

Career Opportunities

  • Commercial Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Editorial Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photographic Retouching
  • Photo Assisting
  • Digital Imaging


Certificate Curricula

Announcement of Courses

Credit, Degree Applicable Courses