DSC Summer Schedule May 16 - Aug. 6.

The College will close at 12 p.m. on Fridays

Enrollment Services summer hours:  Mon-Thu 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Fri 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Who We Are

The photography program offers the technical instruction and theoretical knowledge in photography to assist graduates in successfully entering the commercial, editorial, advertising, fine arts and photo technology fields. Coursework covers digital photography and videography as well as the medium’s history and aesthetics to prepare photographers as visual communicators. Some program specific courses you will take include: Photography and Image Making; Videography; Digital Image Processing and Applications; Commercial/ Illustration Photography; History and Aesthetics of Photography; Photography as an Art Form; Editorial Photography; Professional Photographic Business Practices; and Professional Studio Portraiture. Workshops, lectures and guest artists enhance the intense and progressive curriculum, giving students opportunities to explore the world of photography. Daytona State College meets the challenges of a rapidly changing creative environment with a program that stresses the fundamental aspects of photography from which to grow into a myriad of photographic expertise. The program offers the highest level of technical proficiency and professional judgment for providing a broad understanding of the techniques, ideas and skills needed in the profession today. 

Launch your path with a Photography degree

Earn your A.S. and B.S. Degree

Successful completion of the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree can lead to a seamless transfer to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in photography through a partnership with the University of Central Florida. All classes needed to complete the bachelor’s degree program may be taken in shared facilities on the Daytona State Campus with cross-level instruction by faculty from both institutions. Some program specific courses students take are; Advanced Digital Photography; Photo Visualization; Videography; Narrative Editorial Photography; Image, Culture and Society; Museum and Gallery Practices; and Photography Thesis.

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Additional Information about the Photographic Technology Degree

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Southeast Museum of Photography

Given our state-of-the-art facilities and close relationship with the college’s Southeast Museum of Photography located on our campus, Daytona State College is an exciting place to explore and develop personal visions. The Southeast Museum of Photography provides unique learning opportunities to examine exhibitions by master photographers from all over the world and participate in special events with many lectures and classroom visits by guest artists. The museum brings international and regional photographers to the area as well as offering a critical and engaging Lecture Film Series.
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Southeast Center for Photographic Studies

For more than 50 years, Daytona State College; Southeast Center for Photographic Studies graduates have taken their place among the leading photographers of the nation. In the early years, few programs in the country were able to offer the range and depth of instruction that provided the foundation for these stellar careers. The department grew into the largest, most comprehensive photography program in the southeast. 

The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies offers the technical instruction and theoretical knowledge in photography to assist graduates in successfully entering the commercial, editorial, advertising, fine arts and photo technology fields. Coursework covers digital photography and videography as well as the medium’s history and aesthetics to prepare photographers as visual communicators.

Image made in the photography department studios by Madison Grunor for alumni, Lisa Vogl’s Verona Collection.

model with eyes closed in front of green and yellow background with flying birds

Image made by Alicia Adams in the third semester PGY2806 Fine Arts Digital Photography class.

model in studio in western wear in front of red background

Student, Dennis Miller designed and choreographed this cowgirl style shoot for an Editorial Magazine spread assignment in Professor Jayanti Seiler’s third semester PGY2210 Professional Studio Portraiture class.

cosmetology and photography students working on a student before a portrait photo shoot

Professor Jayanti Seiler’s third semester PGY2210 Professional Studio Portraiture students are pictured here collaborating with the Cosmetology department on five different stylistic shoots, one being a colorful 1980’s look.

two people in a studio in front of green background

On the set of the film titled “Being Black” directed and produced by Eric Breitenbach, a retired professor from the photography department. Eric collaborated with several other departments, teachers, students and the WDSC-TV station on campus to make the film. The crew consisted solely of students and teachers to make this film.

students showcasing work at Portfolio Night

Every semester the photography department holds a “Portfolio Night” in the building where students showcase the best work from all the classes and invite family and friends to the event. Visitors are pictured here discussing portfolios.

two students operating photography equipment

Students are pictured here shooting video and recording audio using our high-end gear from our rental department, the “Stockroom”, in the third semester PGY2750 Introduction to Video Production course.

Students taking photographs outside at the beach

Students shooting their environment on a field trip. The classes host many field trips throughout the semester.

classroom of students editing in Photoshop

Image of students working on editing in Photoshop for the third semester class PGY2806 Fine Arts Digital Photography with adjunct professor Patricia Bambace.

model in front of colorful background

Images created by Luigi Costa in Professor Jayanti Seiler’s multi-disciplinary first semester class PGY1101 Photography as an Art Form.
person in read backwards cap leaping sideways over a bench

Image made by Daniel Amaro in the third semester PGY2210 Professional Studio Portraiture class.

three martini glasses with crooked stems in front of a blue and black background

Image made by Mario Aguilar in the fourth semester PGY2107 Commercial/Illustration Photography class.

two section cup with tea and a biscuit on a red plate

Image made by Erin Gordon in the fourth semester PGY2107 Commercial/Illustration Photography class.

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