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Photography Degree at California State University - Sacramento

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  • FAFSA School Code: 001150
  • Phone: (916) 278-6011

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  • Phone: (916) 278-6723

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  • Phone: (916) 278-6554

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Photography Degree

The photography program at California State University - Sacramento prepares students for careers in the industrial, scientific, and photojournalism fields. The program focuses on the principals and techniques of communication information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images. Program courses include: instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, and computer applications. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer photography degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Photography Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. California State University - Sacramento offers a bachelor's degree program in photography.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male14
Female33

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian7
Hispanic9
White23
Unknown7

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Photography program at Sacramento State, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Photographers

  • Description:

    Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, photographers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 12.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
      • Total Employment: 260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.84
      • Average Annual Salary: $35,030

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Photography Programs in California

Photography programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Cinematography And Film (A,B)
  • Photography (A,B)
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Modesto Junior College

Modesto, CA
Type: Community College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Photography (A)
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Columbia College

Sonora, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Photography (A)
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Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Photography (C)
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Butte College

Oroville, CA
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Photography (C)
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Ohlone College

Fremont, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Photography (C)
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City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Cinematography And Film (A)
  • Photography (A)
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College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Photography (A)
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San Jose City College

San Jose, CA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Photography (A)
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Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
Type: Community College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Photography (C,A)