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If photography is your passion, turn it into a career at Collin College. Collin College’s Commercial Photography program is an excellent path to obtain the skills and professionalism necessary to start your career as a commercial photographer. Learn techniques and technology from experienced photographers who know the industry and can guide your development as a commercial photographer. 

Collin College’s Photography program offers certificates and/or a degree plan with the goal of preparing students to enter the commercial photography workforce.  In order to maintain a high level of excellence, the program works closely with an advisory board of professional photographers, seeking advice, recommendations, and internships. Studies include a variety of commercial shooting styles, with emphasis on natural, studio, and location lighting, management of a commercial studio, and the skills to assist professional photographers, art directors, and stylists.   The department’s facility includes a digital lab, a darkroom, 2-bay lighting studio, alternative process lab, book binding lab, and a large format digital printing lab.  All studios are supplied with quality equipment corresponding to the industry standard of professional studios. Additionally, the department maintains equipment for students to check out, including digital cameras, film cameras, location lights and accessories. Complete your college experience enrolled in a college supervised Internship with a professional photography studio.  After two years students will have not only obtained the skills and knowledge to enter the field of Commercial Photographer; additionally, students gain real-world experience, establish contacts in the commercial field and gain confidence to make a place in the world of commercial photography.

Program Options

AAS – Commercial Photography

Certificate Level 1 – Studio Production

Certificate Level 2 – Commercial Photography Specialist

Departmental Website

www.collin.edu/department/photography

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