Photographic TechnologyCommercial • Photojournalism • Portrait Studio

Three Concentrations

Commercial Photography Image

Commercial Photography

In-depth study of advertising, product illustration, models, food, and architectural photography.

Commercial Photography: more info...

Photojournalism Image


Coverage of professional practices in print, broadcast, and online publishing.

Photojournalism: more info...

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Portrait Studio Management

Equipment operations and photo techniques specific to studio and location portraiture of individuals and groups.

Portrait Studio: more info...

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Can you picture this...

A photography program ranked as one of the best on the East Coast. A 35,000-square-foot educational facility with ample studio space and modern computer labs. Forty-five years of experience in training some of the best photographers in the country in three disciplines — Commercial Photography, Photojournalism, and Portrait Studio Management.

Randolph Community College’s Photography Department has a future so get the picture.

Fast Facts


Full-time tuition (16 or more credit hours/semester) *approx. based on 2015-2016 academic year

In State [North Carolina]

Out of State


  • 35,500-square-foot lab & studio
  • Four digital imaging computer labs
  • Black and white film/print, C41 lab
  • Extensive film, digital, and a/v equipment


Four full-time faculty/staff plus adjunct faculty serving up to 140 students annually.


  • Two-year Associate Degree
  • 21-24 photography courses depending upon concentration
  • 6 semester, daytime, year-round curriculum and internships
  • Curriculum can be taken part time


Julia Dean, Jim DiVitale, Katrin Eismann, Lois Greenfield, Gregory Heisler, David Kennerly, Matthew Lewis, Charles Moore, Arnold Newman, Stewart Powers, Chip Simons and Michael Traister


(part of each concentration)

Examples of past internships:

  • Black Star
  • Nick Vedros
  • Stewart Powers
  • Lisa Valle Evans
  • Michael Grecco
  • Jim Erickson
  • Smithsonian
  • Chip Simons
  • Duke University Medical Center


  • American Society of Media Photographers
  • National Press Photographers Association
  • Southern Short Course in News Photography
  • Photo Marketing Association International
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Wedding & Portrait Photographers International
  • Professional Photographers of NC Society for Photographic Education