The mission of the Photography department at Red Rocks Community College is to provide students with training in cutting edge skills and an in-depth understanding photography, its processes, and its role in ever-changing artistic, commercial, and creative environments.
The Professional Photography: Traditional Film & Digital Photography AAS degree prepares students for a career as a professional photographer as a studio owner, freelancer, or within a corporate environment. By blending both film and digital skills students will learn techniques that include camera operation, print production, lighting, equipment, and business management. A wide variety of photographic genres is covered.
Professional Photography - Traditional Film & Digital Photography AAS Degree
The Professional Photography: Traditional Film & Digital Photography AAS degree prepares students for a career as a professional photographer. By blending both film and digital skills students will learn techniques that include camera operation, print production, lighting, equipment, and business management. History and photographic theory are covered as well. Students will need both a traditional film SLR camera and a digital SLR camera or a digital camera with manual settings.
Why should you take Phototgraphy courses at RRCC?
- Cost - By completing all or part of your journalism education at RRCC you avoid starting your career with a crushing amount of debt. For what you might pay for a semester at a major university you can nearly obtain a degree at RRCC.
- Timeliness - Because our program is small we are able to adapt quickly to ongoing developments in the profession. While major universities may take years to create or alter course curricula, we are able to integrate Twitter, YouTube and other media components in courses as they enter the profession.
- Personal attention - Many large universities offer courses with hundreds of students. Students have almost no interaction with their professors. At RRCC we offer personal attention to each student to help with planning and success in their education.
- Equipment - Our computer labs, video and photo gear are state of the art and allow students to pursue their education using equipment that is used in the industry. This makes them competitive from the day they graduate.