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Find your visual voice with AACC's Photography program!

You'll have the chance to capture the skills, principles and techniques to build your craft with students and faculty who are just as passionate about photography as you are. By the time you finish, you’ll be ready to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts or go straight into the field.

Photo by Ray Myers, AACC photography student

Transfer Degrees

The Visual Arts and Humanities department is proud to offer the following Associate of Arts (A.A.) in this area of study. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique, Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.

Photography, Visual Arts Transfer, A.A.

You’ll receive professional-level training, building your skills in both digital and black-and-white photography, with the ability to take electives in photojournalism, video, digital design and more. You’ll also take standard general education requirements in English, math and science. You’ll be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university or begin your career.


Credit Certificate

The following certificate prepares students for employment and feeds into the A.A. program in communication arts technology, if desired.

Photography, Visual Arts

Focus your studies on acquiring professional-level skills in color and black-and-white photography in this 22-credit program.


Job Outlook

Many of our graduates go on to rewarding and meaningful careers as:

  • Fine artists
  • Studio photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Commercial photographers

Learn more about photography's career opportunities, median salaries and job outlook by checking out AACC's Career Coach.

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