Instruction and Hands-On Experience in a Diverse Set of Photography Topics & Techniques

Students complete film developing run

With over 400 students every year, CCSF has one of the largest photography programs in the country.

Our student body consists of career seekers, working photography professionals, transfer students, fine artists, photography enthusiasts, and students from other disciplines such as Visual Media Design, Architecture, Cinema, Broadcasting, and Journalism.

With over 25 different classes, our diverse program includes a range of topics; architectural photography to studio lighting; alternative processes to reportage. Our faculty and staff are experienced professionals who create an encouraging environment focused on photo-technical aptitude, creativity, and critical thinking.

The Photography Program

We provide the means and guidance to help you achieve your goals whether your interest is as a fine artist, commercial photographer, or enthusiast. We offer an Associate’s Degree in Photography, twelve Certificates in a wide range of specialties and transfer courses that lead to Guided Pathways in many CSU and private colleges.

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