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: $14,872.00 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: $14,227.00 per year

Photography. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,330.00 per year

Commercial Photography. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $11,130.00 per year

Digital Arts. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $19,966.00 per year

Photojournalism. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $19,399.00 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
81,789
Austin Community College District
70,452
University of Central Florida
69,086
Ohio State University-Main Campus
64,930
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
63,929
Florida International University
60,592
College of Southern Nevada
56,364
The University of Texas at Austin
55,469
Michigan State University
53,371
University of South Florida-Ma...
49,408
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.