Photography is a fast growing and competitive industry. Many photography programs prepare students for entry-level careers in competitive, professional fields like advertising, production, news and media, publishing, and photo labs.
Entry-level positions include photographer assistants, studio managers, production assistants, and digital retouchers. Creative individuals who love to document events, inform others, and capture human nature through images have great potential in a career as a photographer.
Associate and bachelor’s degree programs offer a broader education than certificates. Alongside the requirements of their major, students must take classes in liberal arts, math, science, and other subjects to get a well-rounded education. Students are given a rigorous education, studying elements of photography and image manipulation where they have the opportunity to work with professional camera and lighting equipment.
Graduate degree programs like master’s and doctorate degree programs in photography offer students the opportunity to gain high level skills for their profession. They foster leaders of the industry by allowing students to concentrate and master a specific area of interest.
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