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.

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying Photography can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!

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.

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

For consumer information about the cost to complete certificate programs and completion rates, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures.


  • Multimedia, Certificate of Achievement


  • Photography, Associate in Arts

Who is teaching Photography?

  • Kirstyn Russell
  • Danita Cook