Enter the workforce with confidence
Employment opportunities exist in varied areas of photography, some of which are well-known and commonly associated with professional photography. Others are less visible to the public.
After graduation, you may be employed as a portrait or wedding photographer. Or, you could find yourself serving the photographic needs of business and industry. This may include photography for the purposes of advertising, architectural, corporate communications, fashion or industrial projects.
Photographic technologists are employed in hospitals, police departments, colleges, and government and scientific laboratories. Other opportunities exist in photomarketing and in media fields such as newspapers, magazines, multimedia and information technologies.
What you need to succeed
Successful professional photographers tend to be people with well-defined career goals, a drive to succeed and a passion for photography.
Most photographers are self-employed, which will require an entrepreneurial attitude and the ability to manage your time and finances. You'll also need to communicate with clients, self-promote and build relationships.
Photography is often required in the outdoors and in inclimate conditions. You may be required to travel, work independently and invest in advanced technology. Coming into the program, we recommend a budget of $2500 in order to procure professional-grade equipment.