Phoenix College Students - Photography


The Photography Program at Phoenix College prepares students to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to a variety of audiences for both artistic and commercial purposes. Students will learn specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, along with applications to commercial and industrial needs. The program offers a wide range of digital and traditional classes.

Classes take place in the college's new Fine Arts building, a state-of-the-art facility that reflects the high quality of art education at Phoenix College. In addition to two digital labs, the building houses a traditional wet lab, known as the Allen A. Dutton Center for Photography, named after the Photography program's founder and professor emeritus.

Skills & Knowledge

Examples of skills and knowledge gained through the successful completion of the program include the ability to:

  • Prepare quality finished photographs demonstrating aesthetic control of exposure, development, and printing techniques;
  • Produce a range of art both traditionally and electronically;
  • Use specialized lighting applications;
  • Prepare to create a professional photographic portfolio; and
  • Integrate the principles of composition and design.
Career and Employment Outlook: 

Students in the program will build a foundation of artistic and technical knowledge and skills to prepare them for entry-level employment in fields such as commercial, fine arts, industrial, freelance, and portrait photography.

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Transfer Options: 

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Fine Arts

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should contact the Transfer Center for specific information on transfer requirements.