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 (CN)

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.

Photography Faculty

Part- Time Photography Faculty
Jeff Gwartney 209-386-6644 [email protected]
Jay Sousa 209-386-6644 [email protected]