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Photography is offered as a creative means of visual expression with artistic and commercial application. Opportunities for experimental and applied aspects are provided from the beginning through advanced levels. A serious effort is made to structure offerings so that students can attain individual goals in the field of Photography.

Photographic skills complement other diverse fields such as science, horticulture, teaching, anthropology, art and real estate. This complementary aspect is also stressed in the program.

Transfer major requirements in Photography are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements. Catalogs of California and out-of-state colleges are located in the Library and the Counseling Center. Positions for which students of Photography are qualified are professional photographer, commercial photographer, advertising, and photographic journalism.

Photography

A.A. or A.S. Degree and/or Certificate

If you have an interest in a photography career, this basic degree is your first step. You will learn the history and basics of photography while touching upon new digital techniques. Build a portfolio to broaden your employment options, or transfer to a university.

Photography Gainful Employment Information

Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report) Photographers
27-4021.00
CIPC Code 100201
Semester Units Required 29.0
Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)** 18
Estimated Total Fees $1,406
Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies $2,291
Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total $10,236
Students Completing the Program 2011-12* *
On-Time Completion Count* *
On-Time Completion Rate (%)* *
Median Loan Amount* *
* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

  • Analyze the major historical and contemporary trends and influences within the medium of photography.
  • Critique photographs orally and in writing for content, composition, craftsmanship, and originality with terminology commonly used in art and photography.
  • Create photographs demonstrating good exposure control under a wide variety of lighting situations, including both natural and studio lighting.
  • Utilize the darkroom or computer to produce final images that have appropriate contrast, density and color as well as incorporate the elements of design, design principles and compositional conventions.
  • Distinguish between the key principles of copyright laws and understand industry business practices, and other legal and ethical considerations.
  • Develop a portfolio of images that illustrates the student photographer’s style, skill within the medium and subject area interests.

Contact

  • Image Location: W 107
  • W 107
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    F: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Kirkman Amyx Instructor, Photography

  • W 214
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

David Arnold Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Laura Bennett Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dana Bruce Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Dana Bruce Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • N 111
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Diem Flood Part-time Instructor, Photography, Applied Art and Design

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Chris Fraser Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rebecca Gregg Photography Instructor

  • W 201A
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Rebecca Gregg, professor and Department Chair of Photography at Sierra College, is an award-winning photographer whose wide interests in... More

Dan Knepp Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Judith Monroe Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Randall Pench Part-time Faculty, Photography

  • LR 113
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Randy Snook Department Chair, Instructor, Photography

  • W 200 B
  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

Randy Snook is a professor, photographer, digital artist and author based in Roseville, California. Professor Snook has been teaching at Sierra... More

James Beckett Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Thomas Blackburn Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Richard Brown Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

David McKay Part-time Instructor, Photography

  • N1 111
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Billie Melchiori Part-time Instructor, Tahoe/Truckee Campus, Photography

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