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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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Academic Awards

Digital Assistant Professional Photography (Certificate Level 1)

Photographic Artist Professional Photography (Certificate Level 1)

Professional Photography- Advertising-Fashion Focus Spec (Associate of Applied Science)

Professional Photography- Editorial Photography Spec (Associate of Applied Science)

Professional Photography- Photographic Artist Specialization (Associate of Applied Science)

Professional Photography- Portrait-Wedding Spec (Associate of Applied Science)

Professional Photography- Visual Mixed Media Spec (Associate of Applied Science)

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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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Area of Study

This program is located within the following Area of Study:

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