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.
Zoom in on the many areas of our spacious Photo Studio in Kinney Hall
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
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
See possible career outcomes
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:
Culinary Institute of America
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Gene Siskel Film Center
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Wall Street Journal