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Commercial Photography

At Mt. Hood Community College, you can earn a degree in Commercial Photography or a Photography Digital Assistant certificate. Both will allow you to learn hands-on in our studio and on location.

The Experience

Program Details

Our commercial photography program will teach you the skills needed to light, shoot, retouch, and edit photos and videos. You’ll learn about shooting portraits, fashion, and still-life photography, and more. You will leave MHCC with a portfolio showcasing your talent for potential employers or clients.

Your future

With a degree or certificate in commercial photography, you will graduate from MHCC ready for careers in photography, image retouching, producing, and more.

How To Get Started

The commercial photography program begins during the fall term. Are you starting classes in another term? Don't worry! There still may be courses you can start taking if you're starting college in a different term. Please contact the program advisors for details. Any student admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met.

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Learn more about courses and curriculum

As you work to complete the commercial photography program at MHCC, you will work with a close-knit group of students and faculty. You will learn hands-on in the studio and on location about how to light, compose, retouch, and edit photos. The degree program will take 94-97 total credits to complete. The photography digital assistant certificate will take 41 credits to complete.

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