The Associate of Applied Science in Professional Photography (AAS) Degree Program at IADT

Do you often find yourself behind a camera? If so, the International Academy of Design & Technology may be right for you. Our Associate of Applied Science in Professional Photography degree program can help you expand your natural talents and explore your creativity through a variety of hands-on training opportunities. You can learn to produce high-quality photographic and visual materials that meet the needs of a wide range of clients.

Through our Professional Photography training program, you can learn to use industry-relevant software to effectively prepare and manipulate images. The program’s courses are designed to help you gain a solid foundation in key creative skills while also developing valuable communication and critical-thinking capabilities. Upon completion of our Professional Photography training, students are prepared to pursue a variety of roles in the photography field. Take your talents to the next level by enrolling in IADT’s Associate of Applied Science in Professional Photography degree program today.


IADT’s Professional Photography degree program can help you learn to utilize camera controls and digital-imaging techniques to achieve specific artistic and business objectives. By taking a variety of courses, you can gain a broad understanding of the technical competencies used in lighting, media production, and image capture and manipulation. As you pursue your Professional Photography degree, you’ll also have the opportunity to develop a unique brand and business plan that you can use for self-promotion in the field.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Associate of Applied Science in Professional Photography degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Aesthetics and Creativity
  • Imaging Software
  • oundations of Photography
  • Integrated Media
  • Color Management
  • Environmental Lighting
  • History of Photography
  • Business for Photographers
  • Portraiture
  • Location Lighting
  • People Photography
  • Studio Lighting
  • Wedding and Event Photography

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in the field of digital photography. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Photography Assistant
  • Digital Photographic Technician
  • Assistant Studio Manager
  • Entry level Product Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Assignment Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Wedding and Event Photographer

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