A picture is worth a thousand words, but which picture? The explosion of digital photography and social media has put a fabulous camera in the hands of millions, and yet professional photographers continue to create the images that matter.
If you’re enchanted by the details of photography and how to use lighting, composition, and technical know-how to capture a moment, the photography major may be your path. At Sessions College, earning a degree or certificate in digital photography can give you the skills, portfolio, and experience to begin or advance your career in image-making.
Our Digital Photography programs are for students seeking to enter careers as contracted, freelance, or fine art photographers. Your curriculum will offer a strong foundation in the visual language of photography. Gain a working knowledge of the equipment, software, and production techniques essential for work in the photographic industry. Sessions College is the leading fully online college of visual arts and we have a proven track record.
FIND YOUR CREATIVE PATH
At Sessions College our programs range from flexible Certificate Programs to our premier BFA in Digital Photography program. Find out which online photography program is right for you.
Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Photography
The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Digital Photography program prepares new and current professionals in photography for their careers as professional creatives. This BFA program is designed to produce graduates with the skills and attributes for tomorrow’s challenges: resourceful, adaptive critical thinkers who are prepared to excel in a professional environment, and whose work is based on effective research, problem-solving, and technical know-how.
- Our premier 120-credit Bachelor’s degree program, completed in under 4 years.
- Customize your education plan to create a professional portfolio
- Focus on research and presentation
- Real world applications include work experience
- Financial aid and creative scholarships for students who qualify
Associate Degree in Digital Photography
The Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Digital Photography is an intensive two-year degree program for students seeking to enter careers as independent freelance photographers. Designed for high school graduates and adult learners, the program will offer a strong foundation in the visual language of photography and a working knowledge of the equipment, software, and production techniques essential for work in the photographic industry.
Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography
The Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography provides students with a foundation in the skills required to practice as a professional photographer. Students will gain experience in commercial photography scenarios and develop proficiency in using Photoshop and Lightroom for digital editing and asset management. Students explore typical photography assignments, including portraiture, event photography, and product photography, learning how to adjust for lighting and location for professional results..
- Focused 24 credit, 2 semester program
- Build a portfolio and advance your career
- Financial aid for students who qualify
100% ONLINE CREATIVE EDUCATION
Why Choose Sessions College?
Studying online can be a flexible, affordable, and exciting way to grow your creative skills and earn a degree. With 24/7 access to an online classes, and no set login times, you can study on your own schedule. At Sessions College, you can gain industry-relevant art and design skills in a project-based curriculum. Get the critiques you need from our expert faculty and watch your creative work flourish.
What Our Students Say
What Careers in Photography are Available?
Everyone can snap a photo, but employers want a photographer with more than just a keen eye. To start a successful career in photography, formal training will take you a long way. Do you like the idea of starting your own business? Most photographers are self-employed. Our photography degree program will help you build a foundation for careers across a number of industries. Here are some examples:
- Print Design