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Photography (Commercial)
Associate of Applied Science Degree/Certificate

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Overview of Photography

This program prepares students for university transfer as well as entry level studio assistants, photographers, and photographic lab technicians. It includes photojournalism, portraiture, commercial illustration and expressive photography-utilizing black and white, color technology as well as digital imaging and computer illustrations.

What do graduates of the program do?

Students work as entry-level studio assistants, photographers, and photographic lab technicians. They work in business offices, newspaper offices, magazine companies and also as freelancers. All students gain practical experience and improve their portfolios.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

Stable. Opportunities exist in a variety of fields, including business, newspapers, magazines, and elsewhere. Many graduates open businesses or work for other photographers.

What kind of salary can graduates expect?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for photographers is $32,800. Local salaries will vary.

How long does it take to complete the program?

A certificate takes one year. To receive the Associate of Applied Science degree, it will take two years.

(Above) Photo by KC Photography student Elizabeth Wisdom.
(Above) Photo by KC Photography student
Hayley Young..
(Above) Photo by KC Photography student
Brandy Eubanks.

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» Contact Information

O. Rufus Lovett
(903) 983-8192
Technical Vocational Building (TV)

Program qualifies for the Texas Two-Step Project.
Credits will apply towards a bachelor's degree.



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