Engineering and Media Technologies
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Students at the sound production booth with video monitors and control boards.


The Photography Program at Pellissippi State is designed to give students a balanced, practical foundation for entering the profession in the digital age. All of the facilities are digital, with industry-standard tools like Photoshop®, Bridge®, Lightroom® and Photo Mechanic® incorporated into the course material. Our instructors include many working professionals who can give first-hand insight into the photography field. Students are shown the tools & techniques needed to build foundation for nearly any photo career. Camera mastery, studio portrait & still life lighting, photojournalism and digital imaging are among the skills developed. Learning these core skill sets allow the aspiring photographer to be able to express themselves more creatively and communicate more effectively through their photography.

Close up of a female student taking photos with her camera.

Careers in Photography

  • Freelance Photographer
  • Studio Owner
  • Corporate Photographer / Industrial
  • Wedding / Portrait Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer / Photojournalist
  • Editorial Photographer / Photo Editor


Media Technologies/Photography Concentration, A.A.S.