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Field of Study: Photographic, Film, and Video Technology

Introduction

Photographic, film, and video technology programs teach people to create finished still, video, and film products under the supervision of a professional photographers and directors.

 

Overview

Photographic, film, and video technology programs include topics such as:

  • Equipment setup and maintenance
  • Lighting techniques
  • Digital software applications
  • Photo laboratory operations

Concentrations
In photographic, film, and video technology programs, students may be able to specialize in:

  • Film or video editing
  • Camera operation
  • Film development

Schools
Many community colleges and 2-year schools offer certificate and associate degree programs in photographic, film, and video technology. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in photographic, film, and video technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.