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The School of Photography at Orange Coast College is widely considered one of the finest photography and digital imaging programs in the United States. Our program is designed to provide expert instruction, with superior facilities and equipment, for anyone pursuing a career in photography or wishing to enhance their photographic skills.

The mission of the School of Photography at Orange Coast College is to provide students who have an interest in photography—whether beginner, advanced amateur, or professional—with a single class, a course of study leading to transfer, or a vocational certificate program. Students can pursue their individual interests in photography through an array of foundation courses, establishing a technical and critical understanding of visual language. These courses lead to improved personal creative expression or to specialized instruction in numerous areas within the profession, such as advertising illustration, architectural photography, fashion photography, portraiture, or photography as a fine art. All necessary facilities and equipment are provided.

We are committed to a broadly defined concept of visual communication and visual literacy and are nationally recognized for the excellence of our instruction and the success of our graduates.


Federal Gainful Employment Report

Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.

Federal Gainful Employment Reports - Photography Still

Federal Gainful Employment Reports - Photography, Digital Technician