Welcome to the Photography Department

Launch a creative career in photography at Santa Monica College, where instructors bring extensive professional experience and work with you hands-on. You’ll learn professional techniques using some of the latest cameras, software, and lighting technology available. Our curriculum is designed to teach the skills necessary to be successful in the demanding world of commercial photography. You’ll graduate with a professional-level portfolio and the confidence to follow your creative ambitions.

Photography offers both an Associate of Arts degree and a comprehensive Certificate of Achievement in photography.

What You'll Learn

The Photography Department site was designed by students of SMC's Interaction Design Bachelor's Program.

All the photos shown on the Photography Department website are student work.