Do you want to know which course to take first?
Start with AP1A Foundations of Photography course to be served a buffet of hands-on photo processes within the photography department!
Unlock your creativity by studying photography and videography with an inspired and supportive community!
The Art Photography program offers courses in black and white film photography, alternative processes, digital photography, studio lighting, video art, and a variety of courses that explore photography's impact on our world.
Our photography and videography classes emphasize technical skills and creative image making. We have an excellent facility with a 5,000 square foot photo lab and skilled and supportive faculty and staff.
Art Photography is part of the Art Studio program in the Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts Division. All Art Photography classes transfer either to the UC or CSU systems. We offer both art and commercial classes. By participating in our program, you have the opportunity to
Earn an Associates Degree in Photography
Earn up to five Certificates of Achievement
Take one of our free, skills non-credit Certificates of Completion
Meet some of our Art Photography team in this video
Earning your degree or certificate can help advance your career:
Artist (exhibit/sell work)
Commercial photographer (events, food, fashion, product, real-estate, wedding)
Film photography technician
Social media content creation and marketing
Video/photo production assistant
Our photography and video classes can also be an asset to your major area of study - supplementing your job skills with the ability to create and/or use images properly in business presentations, for field documentation, or for business marketing strategies.