About LaGuardia's Photography Program
The Commercial Photography Program, offered through the Humanities Department, offers both an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and/or a one-year certificate. In addition to color photography, the curriculum involves the student in intensive traditional black-and-white photography techniques including photo chemistry, lighting, mathematics, and basic techniques of the commercial photographer.
The two-year AAS degree program is designed to train and qualify graduates for entry-level positions in the commercial photography industry. The first year of the program is almost identical to that of the certificate curriculum. In the second year, the student concentrates on advanced concepts and techniques of commercial photography, including 4x5 camera, studio lighting, advanced digital techniques and editing, and professional portfolio development courses specifically for photography majors.