The Photography, Professional Commercial Program prepares students for a career as a commercial artist or photographer in advertising agencies, company advertising departments, publishing companies, photography studios, color reproduction laboratories, printing firms, or retail establishments.
The program combines computer-linked commercial photography and commercial art with business and general education, and emphasizes hands-on experience in the laboratory or studio to develop both creative ability and technical skills.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a strong foundation in the artistic commercial practice of photography.
- Produce a portfolio of professional quality photographic work in print and electronic form.
- Understand the historical significance of photography in relation to artistic movements, technological advances, cultural forces and identify important historical figures of the medium.
- Identify and/or pursue careers in photography or transfer options to four-year institutions.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.