Unlock your creativity by studying photography and videography with an inspired and supportive community!

The Art Photography program offers 39 photography and videography courses in black and white film photography, alternative processes, digital photography, studio lighting, video art, and a variety of courses which explore photography's impact on our world and emphasize technical skills and creative image making. View all courses or just upcoming courses.

We have an excellent facility with a 5,000 square foot photo lab and skilled and supportive faculty and staff. Interact with us by email, social media, or receive our newsletter!

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:

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Meet Some of The Art Photography Team in this Video

Which Course Do I Take First?

Start with the AP1A Foundations of Photography course to be served a buffet of hands-on photo processes within the photography department and watch our video about AP1A Foundations of Photography!

Earning Your Degree or Certificate Can Help Advance your Career:

  • Artist (exhibit/sell work)

  • Blogger/Journalist

  • Commercial photographer (events, food, fashion, product, real-estate, wedding)

  • Communications professional

  • Digital retoucher

  • Educator

  • Film photography technician

  • Marketing professional

  • Photo editor

  • Portrait photographer

  • Social media content creation and marketing

  • Video editor

  • 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. Read more about why this program.


Ready to Unleash Your Creativity?

Sign up for classes today. If you have questions, please contact Lesley Louden or Janet Fine.