Add a dynamic skill set to your résumé or a blaze new professional trail with an Associate of Arts in Digital Photography from Southern New Hampshire University. The online associate program provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical skills of digital camera operation, lighting and post-production editing while laying a strong foundation in the humanities - at a very affordable cost.
While a degree in photography from SNHU will prepare you for entry-level work as a professional photographer, you may find yourself aiming higher. In that case, you can seamlessly transition into the bachelor of arts program, which will explore further professional development such as branding and social media use, as well as help you curate your online portfolio.
Photographers apply their technical expertise, creativity and composition skills to produce and preserve images that tell a story or record an event. Today, most photographers use digital cameras instead of traditional film. Understanding your camera and its capabilities, as well as the fundamentals of lighting and editing technology, make up the cornerstones of this degree.
In SNHU’s online AA in Digital Photography program, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of pursuing your photography degree online at SNHU include:
While a degree in photography can give you a competitive advantage, the best candidates have multiple talents and related skills such as picture editing and capturing digital video. Graduates who go on to complete a bachelor's degree can become film and video editors or camera operators, two occupations growing faster than average at 12% projected growth through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Once you complete the online AA in Digital Photography program, you'll have a skill set directly applicable to a number of fields, including:
The associate in photography degree online curriculum is taught by industry-leading faculty. In addition to learning the most advanced camera, lighting and editing technology, you’ll enjoy a robust feedback process to enrich your learning experience. Coursework examines the artistic and business sides of the profession. Credits earned for the associate degree can be easily applied toward a bachelor’s.
Total Credits: 60
Students enrolled in the Digital Photography programs are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum system hardware, software, and photography equipment required in the courses. System requirements often change, so it is important that students maintain awareness of the various minimum hardware requirements for the required software listed below.
Required Photography Equipment:
Students may also wish to purchase (not required):
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.