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You find the bright and beautiful in the everyday.
You’ll come to CCAD with creative talent, an Instagram account with hundreds of photos and a point of view that’s all your own. In our Photography program, our studios will be your stage, set, playground and laboratory. You’ll draw influence from energetic peers, our experienced faculty and our collaborative atmosphere. You'll use the best gear and the latest software. You'll learn about your aesthetic and how you can market yourself. You’ll leave our program well-versed in multiple photographic formats, a master of darkroom work and cutting-edge digital editing. You may go on to start your own studio, work full-time for a major publication or document the world in a completely different way.
CCAD’s state-of-the-art facilities include a commercial studio with access to cameras, lighting, darkroom, printers and software you need to tap into your inner photographer. 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 suite
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.
Corporate and public relations photographer
Editorial illustration photographer
Product and food photographer
Culinary Institute of America
The Ellen Degeneres Show
Gene Siskel Film Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
Wall Street Journal