Mount Ida College’s photography degree program offers a multiplicity of courses in the fundamentals of the industry’s tools, techniques, and business practices, and prepares students for entry into the commercial photography field.
The curriculum places equal emphasis on the technical and aesthetic skills required to become a successful commercial photographer. Individual courses focus on mastering the required commercial photography techniques such as studio and location lighting, portrait lighting, digital workflow, image manipulation, and retouching. In the classroom, and on location, students are exposed to the most up-to-date hardware and software products and techniques. Students gain the technical and design skills necessary to develop an individualized online and offline commercial photography portfolio.
The Minor was created for School of Design Majors. Students must complete six courses, including four required photography courses and two electives, for a total of 18 credits for the Photography Minor.