Photography major

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. Through our photography school, 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 and your photography. 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.

 

Photography facilities

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

 

Student and alumni works

 

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 Cinema
Best Buy
Culinary Institute of America
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
EXPRESS
GAP

Gene Siskel Film Center
Huffington Post
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
JoAnn Stores
OneKreate
Paramount Pictures

Rocky Brands
Tate Gallery
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 Requirements 60
Program Requirements 18
CORE Studio Requirements 42
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the Photography course requirements

See work from our Photography Department on Instagram!

 

Faculty

portrait george anderson
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Phone
Chris Casella
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Hiroshi Hayakawa
Professor
Photography
CORE Studies
Masters of Fine Arts
Phone
Helen Hoffelt
Professor
Photography
Masters of Fine Arts
Phone
CCAD Art Sign
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Phone
Fredrik Marsh
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
bekah nunn
Program Coordinator
Animation
Photography
Film & Video
Phone
CCAD Art Sign
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
portrait julie powers
Adjunct Instructor
Photography
Duncan Snyder
Chair of Photography
Interim Chair of Film & Video
Professor
Film & Video
Masters of Fine Arts
Photography
Phone
gene strickland
Adjunct Instructor
Photography

 


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