Freelance Photographer at Bob Barford Photography
New Freedom, Pennsylvania
A four year degree would certainly beneficial if you at least minored on one associated area. Graphic arts, web design, marketing, and even more importantly business may be good choices depending where your interest lay in terms of your talents and goals. Your core photography curriculum should allow you to develop a unique style of your own. Things to consider when you graduate may be do you want to start working on your own or potentially spend some time working within a company. The key here is to make yourself as appealing as possible to as large as an audience as possible which includes potential employers.
Whatever your choice, I would strongly recommend taking business and marketing along with any other course work. This would be true regardless of what area of the country you may choose to work.