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Focus on a creative career. If you enjoy sharing stories while creatively solving problems, then photography is the path for you. With a certificate in photography from Nashville State, you will graduate with a solid foundation in the technical skills and techniques required for a career as a photographer.

Technical Certificate

The photography certificate will provide you with the foundational skills of photography. A hands-on learning environment will give you experience with digital cameras, off-camera flash, professional studio lighting, and industry standard software. All courses apply toward the Visual Communications A.A.S. degree with a concentration in Photography. 


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About $4,726 in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

Start your career in photography! Studying photography at Nashville State will prepare you to work as a studio or photographer’s assistant, second shooter for wedding photography, photo retoucher, or to start your own photography business. Visit Career Services for help as you begin your job search.


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Campus Availability: The majority of Photography courses are only offered on our White Bridge campus, however some may be available online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Susan Tucker

Secretary III

K-108J, White Bridge Campus

Michael Sundblad

Dean of School of Arts and Humanities

Room K-108G, White Bridge Campus


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Beth Gorham

Associate Professor, Photography

Room C-107E, White Bridge Campus

Emily Naff

Associate Professor, Photography

Room C-107D, White Bridge Campus