Photography & Digital Imaging


We teach digital photography, digital imaging, and darkroom photography. We offer an Associates Degree and a Certificate of Professional Photography. Courses include darkroom photography, digital photography, and digital imaging.

SWC Photo & Digital Mission Statement

The Southwestern College Photography & Digital Imaging Program serves transfer students, photography majors, students pursuing photography industry employment, and enthusiasts from the community.

The program places emphasis on both Professional Photography and Fine Art Photography.  The program aims to develop the personal creative vision of each individual student while teaching important concepts, technique, critical thinking, and applied learning.  Our classes cover historical philosophies, contemporary trends, and aspire to stay current with Photography & Digital Imaging industry standards and technologies.

The program encourages experimentation and collaboration with related programs such as Graphic Design, Cinema Arts, Journalism, and Studio Art.


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Cage Hours RM 52-102

Monday - 8am-3pm

Tuesday - 8am-4pm

Wednesday - 8am-3pm

Thursday - 8am-4pm

Friday - 8am-12pm

Checkout Equipment

Pick-up times for the first two weeks:  8/22 - 8/26 & 8/29 - 9/2

For all In-Person & Remote Students,

  • Requests must be sent in by 12pm the day prior to pickup. 
  • Requests will be processed by 12pm the following day except for Friday pickups will be ready for pickup between 8am-12 pm.

Enrolled Lab Times in RM 52-101

  • Tuesday 1:20pm - 5:10pm, 8/29 - 12/2
  • Thursday 11:45am - 3:34pm, 8/29 - 12/2

Photography & Digital Program Links

Checkout Equipment Information

Lab Class Information And Policies

SWC Photo Club On Instagram

SWC Links

Academic Calendar

Course Catalog

Important Dates

Final Exam Schedule