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Area of Study: Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Arts, Digital Media, and Communications
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Professional Photography

Take your photo skills to the next level

Versatile, highly skilled photographers are in demand now more than ever. ACC's national award-winning Professional Photography Program provides a range of focused learning options using the latest digital technology. Perhaps most importantly, you acquire the business know-how needed to make a living as a photographer. Courses cover advertising/fashion photography, editorial photography, photo artist, portrait/wedding photography, and more.

Skills You Gain

Students experience theory, laboratory, and studio work while they gain knowledge of equipment and technical skills such as composition, lighting, posing, and digital darkroom in preparation for a broad range of careers.

Job Titles

  • Art director
  • Laboratory assistant and owner
  • Photographer
  • Photojournalist
  • Photographer’s assistant
  • Studio manager
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Job Titles & Career Information

Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers
23.24 Hourly Wage 46 Currently Employed
Repair and adjust cameras and photographic equipment, including commercial video and motion picture camera equipment.
46 Camera and Photographic Equipment Repairers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 6.52 % over the next four years.
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Photographers
14.57 Hourly Wage 1121 Currently Employed
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.
1121 Photographers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.42 % over the next four years.
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Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
14.38 Hourly Wage 63 Currently Employed
Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.
63 Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators are employed. This number is expected to remain steady with job change around 0 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Maps

View the programs maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your short and long-term goals. Visit our awards page to learn about the types of credentials we offer and the differences between each. 

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