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Photographers

Education

Although postsecondary education is not required for most photographers, many take classes or earn a bachelor's degree in a related field, which can improve their skills and employment prospects.

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Art/Art Studies, General. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $14,120.00 per year

Visual and Performing Arts, General. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $14,379.00 per year

Photography. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $17,617.00 per year

Commercial Photography. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $11,126.00 per year

Digital Arts. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $19,091.00 per year

Photojournalism. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $17,904.00 per year

Military Training

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Course content typically includes:

  • Newswriting and research
  • Newspaper format and layout
  • Photojournalism (writing news stories featuring pictures)
  • Radio and television programming and production

General Qualifications

Artistic ability. Photographers capture their subjects in images, and they must be able to evaluate the artistic quality of a photograph. Photographers need "a good eye" the ability to us...

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

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School
Number of Students
Arizona State University
79,274
Austin Community College District
77,953
University of Central Florida
66,273
Ohio State University-Main Campus
64,425
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
64,349
College of Southern Nevada
61,662
Pima Community College
56,916
Florida International University
56,288
The University of Texas at Austin
55,620
American River College
54,155
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.