Careers in photography

Become a fine art photographer. Become a gallery director. Become an art director. Photography is the art of putting a frame around the world. As a SCAD student, you'll sharpen your skills, both in shooting and in post-processing, and emerge thoroughly prepared to excel in the competitive professional world.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Advertising photographer
  • Art buyer
  • Art director

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Amazon
  • CNN
  • Cosmopolitan

Shawn Griffin, in-house brand photographer

SCAD provides photography students the instruction and technology necessary to pursue careers in documentaries, fashion, fine art, and more. Shawn Griffin (M.F.A., photography, 2014) credits the university's connections and networking opportunities to luxury brands that helped him turn his art into a growing business.

SCAD photography alumnus An Le

"When you're on a photo shoot with 50 or 60 people, you have to be able to communicate your visual idea. SCAD showed me the way."

An Le | fashion photographer, Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30 honoree
Behind the scenes of a photography shoot

SCAD will see you to success

We support our students both within the classroom and beyond. As part of that effort, the SCAD office for career and alumni success offers students and graduates an array of career-building services, including:

  • Résumé development
  • Portfolio building
  • Mock interviews
  • Self-promotion
  • Assistance finding internships and employment opportunities

With professional guidance and one-on-one advising, SCAD will help you kick-start your creative career.

Take the next step

Put your creative career in motion and explore SCAD's photography degree programs. Degrees are available in Atlanta, Savannah, and online via eLearning.

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