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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.


Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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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.


What can you do with a degree in Photography?

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

  • Fine artists
  • Studio photographers
  • Photojournalists
  • Commercial photographers

And with four-year transfer agreements with colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Related Studies

If Photography sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these areas is a better fit.