Art Photography

Why Art Photography

There’s a place for everyone in the program - no matter what your goals!

In our program, you have the chance to learn both art photography/videography or learn commercial photography/videography.

You can work toward transferring to a four-year school or earn certificates for job preparation.

Our six certificates of achievement can prepare you for a new career or be used to accompany your major area of study.

And, our new non-credit courses and certificates of completion are great for continuing education as they are free, repeatable, pass/no pass, skill building or job-enhancing certificates.


Our faculty and staff - who work in the field themselves - provide students with significant mentoring. You’ll start with AP1A Foundations of Photography, have great access to faculty, and work in amazing, state of the art facilities. Cabrillo assists with internships and service learning opportunities

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Possible Careers

  • 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

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Photography & Video: An Asset to Your Major Area of Study & Career

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.

Ready to Unleash Your Creativity?

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