Digital photography major | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
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Digital photography major

Capture the world through your lens

At Stark State College, our digital photography program offers an immersive experience that blends artistic vision with cutting-edge technology. Whether you’re aiming for an associate degree or a certificate, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic field of digital photography.

Program Highlights

  • Associate degree in digital photography
    • Duration: Typically completed in two years
    • Coursework: Includes subjects such as digital imaging, lighting, image management, graphic arts, illustration and advanced digital photography
    • Career Opportunities: Graduates can pursue careers as professional photographers, photo editors, digital imaging specialists, and more.
  • Certificate in digital photography
    • Duration: Can be completed in less than a year
    • Coursework: Focuses on essential skills like digital photography basics, lighting techniques, and image editing
    • Flexibility: Ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or shift careers quickly

Transform your passion into a profession

Our digital photography program is designed to help you turn your passion for photography into a fulfilling career. You’ll not only master technical skills but also develop a unique artistic voice that sets you apart in the industry.

Graduates are equipped to pursue various career paths, including:

  • professional photographer
  • photojournalist
  • commercial photographer
  • freelance artist
  • event and wedding photographer
  • photo editor
  • studio manager

Take the next step and apply now.

You can start with a digital photography certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree.


Associate degree

Program learning outcomes

  • Use industry standard equipment in cameras, lenses, lighting, and modifiers to capture professional digital imagery in photography.
  • Generate and develop graphical and photographic materials to communicate diverse concepts and ideas.
  • Generate or convert graphical materials and digital imagery for distribution through multiple types of media for print and screen-based industries.
  • Use industry standard commercial hardware, software, sound and lighting to produce videos for distribution through multiple distribution methods.


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