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What school would teach me about photography?

I was wondering what college would teach me about photography? #college #photography

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Gary’s Answer

Hi,
Good question and you have good answers above, I will offer a little different perspective...if you want to do photography as a career, then you may need a good school like a community college but if you just want to learn more as a hobby...there are a lot of free courses and trainings online, just google 'free photography courses or training' ... for example, https://alison.com/learn/photography, Alison offers a lot of free courses in a many areas.
Good luck! :)

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Vanessa’s Answer

Top three for that job would be:
1.) Yale University New Haven, CT
2.) School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
3.) University of California—​Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

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Stuart’s Answer

There are basically two different avenues in academia when it comes to photography: commercial and artistic. Most liberal arts schools' programs are "art" based with little attention to the commercial aspects of the craft. There are schools which do gear themselves to commercial arts that are rarely affiliated with public funding, which will give the student the necessary tools for participating in the business of photography. I suggest the latter of the two if one is serious about pursuing a career in the field.

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Katelyn’s Answer

I agree with Ken, a great start is at a community college. If you happen to live near a few community college options, do some research on which has the best facilities and programs for photography. It's also great to start thinking about what type of photography you are interested in/want to work in and reach out to some local photographers to see if they need any assistant or help on any shoots. Some of the best education I received was by assisting other photographers, even if I was just getting coffee I was able to see how shoots were set up and how the photographer communicated with the team and client! Good luck in your endeavors!

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