Why Choose Our Photography Program?

The Photography AA emphasizes the development of creative expression, visual awareness, and technical skills. Students who major in Photography at SJDC are committed to the study and production of images, are curious about the world, and have a desire to push personal and social boundaries. The program maintains a commitment to traditional techniques and approaches, but our program is also invested in the area of digital photography. We prepare students for the skills that are required to enter the photography field or to prepare for transfer to four-year institutions.

What Are The Degree and Certificate Options?

Photography courses are designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of Photography. Those who are pursuing a career may choose to complete an Associate in Arts degree and then transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in Photography.


  • Multimedia, Certificate of Achievement


  • Photography, Associate in Arts

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Some careers require education beyond the associate degree: Fine Art Photography Advertising Photographer, Commercial Photography, Fashion Photographer, Digital Imaging Artist, Food Photographer, Documentary Photography, Industrial Photographer, Portrait/Wedding Photographer, Photo Researcher, Photographic Printer, Photography Instructor, Photo Laboratory Technician, Stock Photographer, Gallery or Museum Assistant, Photo Retoucher

Who is teaching Photography?

  • Kirstyn Russell
  • Danita Cook