Photography

Campuses

Clarkesville

Credentials Offered

Associate Degree
Diploma
Certificate

Program Length

2-6 Semesters

Photography

The NGTC photography program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. In recent years, students have won bronze, silver, and gold in the SkillsUSA state and national competitions. 

Our program motto states, “practical skills for real world jobs”, and our diploma and associate degree programs do just that – prepare you for work and teach everything you need to make it in the real world.

Courses cover the fundamentals of photography and students gain experience in a wide range of photographic specialties including portraiture, lifestyle, commercial, nature, multimedia, and photojournalism.

In addition, students learn essential Photoshop skills, produce a professional portfolio, complete a business plan, and have an introduction to design and marketing.

Our facilities are second to none with over 6,000 sq. ft. of studio space, computer lab, print room, amphitheater, and classrooms. We are equipped with a full range of studio lighting and support Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras with additional lenses available to loan.

Overall costs, including all books and equipment, are substantially less than almost any other photography program and most students are eligible for the Hope Scholarship or the Hope Grant. You can be sure to leave with a qualification designed to further your career and not a difficult student loan.

NGTC Photography continues to ensure the highest standards of education. Our team of full-time instructors, adjunct instructors, and lab assistants each have professional experience in a broad range of photographic skills including portraiture, commercial, photojournalism, and video production.

Other contributing speakers bring real-world experience and offer a unique opportunity for students to network and explore what it means to be a professional photographer.

Courses in the program include: 

  • Portraiture
  • Commercial
  • Photojournalism
  • Multimedia

Credentials You Can Earn

Associate Degree

The Photography associate degree program prepares students for employment in the diverse and growing field of photography. The Photography associate degree program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of photography. Graduates of the program receive a Photography Associate of Applied Science degree.

Diploma

The Photography diploma program prepares students for employment in the diverse and growing field of photography. The Photography program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in the area of photography. Graduates of the program receive a Photography diploma.

Certificate

NGTC‘s Photography program offers ­­­­­a certificate for those who want to specialize in a particular area or to refresh the skills they may already have:

  • Digital Photographer Certificate

The Photography program may accept live work projects on a very limited basis. Please consult with the instructor on a particular project that may be appropriate for live work.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the program may choose career paths in:

Professional Photographer

Portrait Photographer

Commercial Photographer

Photojournalist

Public Relations Photographer

Photographers assistant

Videographer

Web Designer

Additional career options can be researched on the following site(s):

Meet the Faculty

Photo of Melissa Henderson Melissa Henderson Photography Program Director/Instructor 706-754-7883

If you are serious about becoming a professional photographer, we will take you there.  

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