Digital Photography Technology

Program Details

Program Description:

Industry Certification:  Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) – Visual Communications with Adobe Photoshop.

Train to be:   Commercial Photographer, Photo Editor.

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. Students build a photographic portfolio using
Adobe Creative Suite; includes Adobe Photoshop, Image Editing and retouching, and studio lighting. Students will graduate with an interview ready full portfolio case and International Adobe Certification.

Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.

Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.

Start Date:

August, January


Full-time (day) classes: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact Nicole Kirchberg: 941.751.7900 x 46161,


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

1. Apply to MTC at 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. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here (YouTube video)
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at

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:

For more information contact Nicole Kirchberg: 941.751.7900 x 46161,

Program #K100300   CIP# 0650060502

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

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*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Estimated textbook list and pricing:
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook:

27-4021.00   Photographers

27-4032.00   Film and Video Editors

Marina Proskurina, Digital Photography Technology Instructor

Marina Proskurina is an accomplished artist who began her career in Russia and moved to the United States in 1998. She earned her Ph.D. in Fine Arts and Design from Moscow State University of Arts and Industry and her Master of Fine Arts in Art and Design from the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, both in Moscow, Russia.

In addition to receiving the Florida Degree of Artistic Excellence and Master Artist title, Marina was an adjunct professor at Daytona State College for 13 years, where she taught a variety of courses in drawing, painting, design, and digital imaging. She currently teaches Photography and Digital Design as a full-time instructor at Manatee Technical College in Bradenton, Florida.

To learn more about Marina Proskurina, visit her personal website:

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Program Facts

Job Placement Rate



1050 hrs 9 (mos)


Main Campus


Full-Time, Day 



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Nicole Kirchberg

Career Counselor

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call   941.751.7900 x 46161