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PHOTOGRAPHY AT COLLIN COLLEGE
Collin College Photography Department teaches historic and contemporary photographic practices and offers training for students to pursue a career in photography. Introductory and advanced classes in film and digital photography emphasize both commercial and fine art approaches to composition, lighting, design, and style. Students have the option to earn one of two Certificates - Commercial Photography, an Associate of Arts (AA) - Emphasis in Photography, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Commercial Photography Specialization, or transfer their credits to a four-year university.
The Photographic Arts Lab and Digital Photographic Arts Learning Center provide materials and facilities for students to experience equal-opportunity, professional-level access to photographic equipment and processes. Paired with a tightly focused curriculum, students learn how photography impacts social history, become engaged in critical theory, challenged to contribute original research, and empowered to enter the industry with a competitive edge.
With 2 full-time faculty, 10 associate faculty, a full-time lab supervisor, a full-time lab assistant supervisor, a part-time tutor and student assistants, the Photography Department hosts a series of events throughout the year, including speakers, workshops, field trips to museums and galleries, portfolio review observations with FotoFest Biennial, group exhibitions, and photo demonstrations with the local Girl Scouts. When classes and homework are over, students can get involved with the Obscura Photo Club to organize various events centered on service learning and community involvement.
Photo by Nat Chittamai