Professional Photography Careers and Jobs

Be prepared to start an exciting photography career in just two years

Colorado Mountain College prepares you to enter the field of photography in just two years. Our hands-on training and up-to-date curriculum will set you up for a successful career. Go on assignment for an award-winning publication. Assist a famous photographer. Start your own portraiture business.

Put your passion to work in:

  • Photojournalism
  • Fine art photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Science photography
  • Commercial photography
  • Digital photo editing
  • Videography

Good news! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for photographers is expected to grow through 2022. The outlook is most promising for freelance photographers, as more than half of all photographers are self-employed. This means you’ll need a strong business sense and the ability to market your work. Colorado Mountain College will give you the tools you need to create a successful freelance business.

Colorado Mountain College alumni statistics indicate that over 66 percent of our professional photography graduates are working in related careers or fields.

The work of our professional photography graduates has been published in:

  • US News & World Report
  • LIFE
  • Time
  • Outside
  • Outdoor Photographer
  • Skiing Magazine
  • Communication Arts
  • Sierra Club Calendars
  • Fortune
  • A Day in the Life Series