What will I learn?

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Digital Photography is designed to prepare students to use artistic techniques to communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences effectively, and to record events and people through digital photography. It includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and photography operations. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

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.

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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Study options

Full Time (61-66 credits)

Tuition fees
US$8,010.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

1202 W. Thomas Road,

PHOENIX,

Arizona,

85013, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have graduation from secondary school equivalent to an American high school is required.

For international students

PC's open admission policy means that anyone can attend Phoenix College who:

Is a graduate of a high school, which is accredited by a regional accrediting association as defined by the United States Office of Education or approved by a State Department of Education or other appropriate state educational agency

Has a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)

Is at least 18 years of age and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college

as a transfer student in good standing from another college or university.

TOEFL - A minimum score on the Internet Base test (IBT) - 61, or Paper Base test (PBT) - 500

IELTS - A minimum score of 5.5

Application Deadlines are July 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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