What will I learn in this program?

This program provides conceptual, aesthetic and practical skills training for the beginning to advanced photography student. Technical skills are fundamental to the program. The program provides a core curriculum of required courses that cover all key areas of commercial and creative photography. Elective courses offer the opportunity for specialized study and cover a range of traditional and emerging photographic approaches.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand



Expected demand for 3,000 new workers statewide next year.

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?


Does this program have any special costs?

This program requires the student to enter with a camera that meets minimum industry standards. While the department is able to provide many cameras and other tools for instructional purposes in advanced courses, students may need to purchase additional hardware, software, and supplies depending upon the particular course of study they pursue.

How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

A.S. Photography

2 years FT study

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:

The Photography Department is located in Visual Arts Room 160
Contact the department at 415-239-3422