Photography & Digital Media


Photography & Digital Media

Today, photography is everywhere and whether you’re online, or in print, being a photographer is more than just knowing how to take a strong image or use a camera. Image-makers need more than one tool, with that in mind, our new certificates incorporate courses in motion, web, photography and audio skills.

Areas of Study

With an extensive set of class offerings related to photography, you can study photography through our:

  • Associates of Art Degree with a concentration in Fine Art Photography
  • Fundamentals of Digital Media Art Certificate of Accomplishment which gives you an interdisciplinary foundation
  • Digital Media: Advanced Production Certificate of Achievement which allows you to specialize in photography and related media.

Our classes are spread over both our campuses. To start our programs we offer Photo 32: Introduction to Digital Photography (digital based) and/or Art 81: Introduction to Fine Art Photography (analog and darkroom based).

Career Opportunities

Entry-level Digital Media Production artists can begin a career in the fields of film (TV, Web & Film), photography (wedding, location, advertising, editorial work, fine art) and video. Photography skills are also embedded into a wide variety of jobs. Students completing our Digital Media: Advanced Production certificate will be able produce digital media projects using creative and technical skills.

Facilities & Courses

Our photography courses cover Advertising, Editorial, Location, Studio, Photography for Publication and Fine Art, with an emphasis on professional experience in our faculty and staff. Our two full-timers (Ann Mitchell and Brian Doan) are joined by an Instructional Associate Jeff Smeding and our Lab Supervisor Neil France all of whom are active photographers.

LAC Campus
  • 24 station B & W traditional wet lab, with small, medium and large format capabilities.
  • 26 station digital MAC computer lab.
  • 5 station digital print and scan lab, with film and flatbed scanners.
  • Individual darkroom space for independent or alternative projects.
  • Printmaking classroom, which is also used for Alternative Processes.
PCC Campus
  • Film processing only wet lab, with small, medium and large format capabilities.
  • 28 station digital MAC computer workstations in lab with scan and print capabilities.
  • Large studio shooting stages with hot lights and studio strobes.