Photographic Technology (Associate Degree)
Western North Carolina Photography School at McDowell Technical Community College
MTCC is located in Marion (near Asheville) in western North Carolina and is one of only a handful of community colleges in the state featuring a photography program.
The photography program at McDowell Technical Community College offers both a two-year associate degree and a certificate in Photographic Technology. You can also take individual classes to suit your needs and interests.
Students attending photography school at McDowell Tech benefit from small hands-on classes, currently from four to thirteen students per class, and additional one-on-one time with instructors when needed.
All photography classes are hybrid, meeting once a week with the remainder of the content being offered online.
Students learn digital photography, as well as video using DSLR cameras. The program features a fully equipped studio, Macintosh lab for digital imaging, and a large format Epson 9890 printer for producing exhibition quality work.
Graduates qualify for entry level jobs in the diverse photographic industry. Employment opportunities exist in the following areas: commercial photography, photojournalism, biomedical photography, portrait, photographic equipment sales, photographic laboratories, and imagining technologies.
Student Video by James Hughes featuring the MTCC Photographic Technology Program.