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Capture a Career in Photography

The photography associate in fine arts (AFA) degree focuses on printing techniques, visual analysis and various photography genres. This program offers a studio arts foundation and teaches camera operation, image production techniques, photographic field work and discusses the history of the medium.

Graduates are also positioned to transfer to a four-year college or university art program.

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What is Photography at St. Louis Community College? 

STLCC's photography associate in fine arts degree program offers students an opportunity to explore a range of methods for making pictures, including digital platforms and formats, analog recording, darkroom printing and the process of digital print papers. The program approaches the craft in a way that allows you to build a personal photography style while developing skills in the medium. 

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What Can You Do with a Photography Associate in Fine Arts Degree?

The photography AFA degree provides a foundation of study in the discipline, which can be transferred to a four-year college or university art program. Within this  degree, you will build a strong portfolio of images that you can apply to entry-level positions in the photography field. You can pursue several areas of the discipline, such as event photography, photojournalism, portrait photography, real estate photography or working as a studio assistant.

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Tuition for district residents is $122 per credit hour for in-district students. Find out more about our straightforward and low-cost tuition structure.


Institutional art and design programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD): Florissant Valley and Meramec.


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Why You Should Choose STLCC's Photography Program

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Schedules Built for Your Busy Life

Fitting a quality education into your busy life is easy with the flexibility STLCC offers, including day and evening classes, in-person and live virtual lectures, as well as online and hybrid options.

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Multiple Locations Near You

With four campuses and multiple education centers, STLCC has locations around the St. Louis metropolitan area that are close to your home or work, which makes for an easy commute.

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Graduate with Little or No Debt

We believe cost should never be a barrier to achieving your potential. Save over $4,700 per year with tuition that's one-third less than other local institutions. 

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Hands-on Learning

You'll have access to professional-level studios and equipment to learn the latest techniques in photography. 

Come as you are. See what you become.

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