Program Description

Whether you are considering photography as a career or hobby, Merced College offers a wide array of courses designed to expose you to a variety of techniques as well as stimulate your curiosity and imagination. Potential students may visit the college academic counseling staff or call the photo department (209) 386-6644 with questions about the program.


Merced College offers the following degrees/certificates in Photography:

  • Photography (AA)
  • Photography (CL)

See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

Career Opportunities

Most photo students enroll with hobby intentions, but some become photo majors. Former students use photography in a variety of jobs including architecture, forensics, graphic arts, advertising, journalism, and of course commercial photography. Whatever the goal, Merced College may have a course for you.

About Photography at MC

Photography Faculty

Name Position Email
Alana Perlin Professor of Photography
Adjunct Photography Faculty