Photography major

Capture moments that move people.

Images surround us, but you’ve got an aesthetic that stands out. In our Photography program, you’ll work with industry professionals to refine your creative vision, and learn the business of fine art and commercial photography. You’ll use the best gear and software to become well-versed in multiple photographic formats—a master of the darkroom and cutting-edge digital technology. You’ll leave CCAD confident in your ideas, style, and your ability to market yourself. 

Our graduates go on to work as architectural photographers, art teachers, corporate and public relations photographers, contemporary art curators, fine artists, editorial and illustration photographers, image retouchers, online content producers, photo editors, photography instructors, portrait photographers, product and food photographers, and wedding photographers, as well as attending graduate school.

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • A 2,000-square-foot commercial photo studio with dedicated Canon 5D cameras and a large-format digital capture camera 

  • A wide array of analog and digital cameras and lighting equipment 

  • A black-and-white darkroom, a large-format darkroom, and an individual photosensitive process lab 

  • Canon 17-, 24-, and 44-inch printers, calibrated computers, and Adobe Creative Cloud 

 

Student work

 

Careers

CCAD’s all-encompassing photography instruction teaches grads how to develop their individual aesthetic and market themselves with confidence. Whether they ultimately start their own studio or work for somebody else, our grads have applied the skills they built at CCAD to a variety of positions and fields.

Architectural photographer
Corporate and public relations photographer
Curator
Editorial illustration photographer

Fine artist
Internet/interactive producer
Image processor
Photography teacher

Photo editor
Portrait photographer
Product and food photographer
Retoucher

Employers

Our grads generate interest from employers in diverse industries, from big-time publishers to prestigious arts institutions to retail brands. Some employers who have benefited from their skills are:

Anthropologie 
ArcLight Cinemas 
Best Buy 
Culinary Institute of America 
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 
Express 

The Gap 
Gene Siskel Film Center 
HuffPost 
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 
Jo-Ann Stores 
OneKreate 

Paramount Pictures 
Rocky Brands 
Tate Galleries 
Wall Street Journal 
Walmart 
Zulily 

 


Find the right internship, write a standout resume, interview well, and land the ideal job for you.

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Credit Hours

Requirement 
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements60
Program Requirements18
CORE Studio Requirements42
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the Photography course requirements

See work from our Photography Department on Instagram!

 

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Professor
Photography, CORE Studies, Master of Fine Arts
Professor
Photography, Master of Fine Arts
Chair of Photography, Associate Professor
Photography
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Professor
Film & Video, Master of Fine Arts, Photography
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Adjunct Faculty
Photography

 


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