Do you want to be a Photographer?

Picture yourself doing what you love and finding success with a photography career. Get started on creating that picture-perfect future through a Media Arts & Technology degree with a Photography concentration (MRTP) at MWCC.

Today’s photographer is artistic, technically and technologically skilled, and business savvy. In our unique photography concentration, you will master these skills you need to succeed.


Learn How to Take the Perfect Shot

You will take classes in:

  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • The business of Media Arts
  • Digital Imaging
  • Portrait Photography

Also, within your program, you will take classes in film and video, business, and marketing so that you will be ready to handle all aspects of the industry.

You will get to work in a hands-on environment with state-of-the-art tools and have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes Adobe Photoshop. This will give you the technical skills to create and edit photographs. Also, our program provides you with a deeper education in storytelling and imagery to create compelling visual art.

Job Outlook for Photographers

You will be more likely to find a photography job with a degree in photography because employers tend to seek candidates with experience and education who have the technical expertise and creativity needed to succeed.

Photographers in the north central MA area can make an average of $39,170* annually. With a bachelor’s degree, you will improve your potential job placement and salary as well!

Choose a Photography Career Path

After completing your associate’s degree, you can either continue your education to earn a bachelor’s degree. If you choose to enter into a career right away, you will be prepared to enter the photography field and explore a career in:

  • Studio/Portrait photography
  • Digital imaging
  • Commercial photography
  • Photojournalism

Transfer to a 4-Year College or University

You will save thousands by starting your Photography education at MWCC. In as little as two years, you will be ready to transfer to a public 4-year college or university into one of many photography bachelor’s degree programs to learn new skills and improve your potential job placement.

Prepare Your Professional Portfolio

Throughout your program, you will work in a hands-on environment, creating your own visual art and photography. Paired with our faculty experts, you will refine your photography into quality, portfolio-ready pieces to be used in your career advancement and personal projects. Your portfolio will show your expertise in working with professional photography equipment and editing software.

Source: CareerOneStop