Program Content: The purpose of this program is to prepare students for careers in the photography industry. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology and Communication career cluster. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, and the use of digital cameras techniques, commercial and industrial applications with emphasis on composition and color dynamics, printing, workflow, software, and use, care, and maintenance of photographic equipment. Build’s photographic portfolio using Adobe Creative Suite. Includes Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing and Retouching, camera knowledge, and studio lighting. Will graduate with an interview – ready full portfolio case and International Adobe Certification.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1050 hours – approximately 8 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop (Creative Cloud)
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Digital Photography Technology
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Estimated Total: $4,600*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email