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what is the degree you need for photography

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John’s Answer

Carlos, I am not the right person to ask this question. I am not a professional photographer, but a hobbyist. That being said, I'm not sure this is something that requires a degree. Photography is a part of journalism, both still photography and video photography, but journalism degrees get no respect from me. Photography involves equal mixtures of technology and artistic endeavor. A few pieces of advice:
1) This is something that you can learn from on the job experience, especially if working with a really good professional.
2) This is a field that depends on technology. Technology is changing at a very fast pace. Professional television shows are now routinely shot using cell phones. YouTube videos are routinely produced with low budget hardware by people that are not professional photographers (they may still use professionals behind the camera).

You asked another question. "Is photography easy". I think the correct answer is pretty much the same if you asked it of my profession (computer programming): "It can be easy or it can be hard. It gets easier the more you like your field, but if you are serious there will be times when it is hard."
Good luck in your career!
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David’s Answer

Hello Carlos. For most photography careers, a college degree is not required. However, I strongly urge you to attend and graduate from college. If for no other reason, a degree allows you to have a job as you build your photography career. My degree is in General Studies, but there are working pros with numerous different college diplomas. A college degree expands your horizons and can provide many opportunities for you.
I hope my thoughts help you.
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Shelby’s Answer

Hi Carlos!
You do not necessarily need a degree at all for photography. You could take some classes and learn the ins and outs without getting a bachelors degree. However, it can be beneficial to get a degree in photography or an arts degree of some kind.

If photography is your passion and you don't see that changing anytime soon, you can look into a school that has a photography program and be specific with that. You could also do something more broad and go for film/video, or art.
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Charese’s Answer

Hello!
I believe a Bachelor of Arts would be more suited for a degree in photography. You can further major in digital arts, photography, photojournalism, general art/art studies, and general visual & performing arts.

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