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Photography and Digital Imaging

at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Photography and Digital Imaging program at MCTC integrates the latest developments in digital photo technology while maintaining an emphasis on traditional photographic skills such as composition, exposure, camerawork and lighting. Coursework covers metering and lighting techniques, portraiture, product, studio and location photography. You will use digital SLR cameras, high-end digital capture backs and the latest in digital capture technology. The complete digital workflow process is covered, from input to file management to color management through image output. While being occupational and technical in nature, the Photography and Digital Imaging curriculum will encourage your creativity and individualized expression through hands-on assignments and personalized instruction. You will graduate from the program with a professional portfolio and a working knowledge of the professional photographic industry. You will be required to provide your own digital SLR camera and lenses, professional light meter, supplies, visual curiosity and a desire to learn. This program has an articulation agreement with Metropolitan State University and Bemidji State University. Where You Could Work: Photo studios, Production houses, Service bureaus, Ad agencies

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Photographers

  • Median wage: $17.35/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Art, Drama, and Music Teachers

  • Median wage: $63,394/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Toll-Free: (800) 247-0911 Local: (612) 659-6200 Email: