Programs and Courses to Suit Your Goals

Photographic Arts

  • Associate in Arts - Photographic Arts (Film and Digital)Details for Associate in Arts - Photographic Arts (Film and Digital)

    This A.A. degree provides a comprehensive foundation in contemporary and traditional methods of photography. Digital imaging, traditional processing and printing, alternative processes, lighting, history and the visual language of photography are studied. Emphasis is on personal expression through creative process and technical excellence.

    Degree Requirements

  • Professional Photography

  • Associate in Arts - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)Details for Associate in Arts - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)

    This A.A. degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in contemporary and traditional methods of photography. Digital imaging, processing and printing, lighting, history, business practices, and the visual language of photography are studied. Emphasis is on the photography techniques appropriate for those entering the industry today.

    Degree Requirements

  • Certificate of Achievement - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)Details for Certificate of Achievement - Professional Photography (Film and Digital)

    This Certificate of Achievement provides a foundation in the basics of photography including digital imaging, traditional processing and printing, and lighting. It also recognizes the importance of personal expression and the use of photography as a visual language. Students wishing to work in the industry, transfer, or complete an A.A. degree in Professional Photography should consider completing this certificate.

    Degree Requirements


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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