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-3pm

Wednesday - 8am-3pm

Thursday - 8am-3pm

Friday - 8am-3pm

Checkout Equipment

Checkout Equipment begins on 2/5.

If you need equipment sooner, contact your instructor and Craig Hill for special approval.  

You can fill out the request forms and complete your online registration during the first week.


  • Requests must be sent in by 12pm the day prior to pickup. 
  • Checouts can be made at the beginning of class (in person) and pickup will be ready by the end of class.

Enrolled Lab Times

  • Tuesday 1:20pm - 4:55pm, 2/6 - 5/14, Room 52-101
  • Friday 12:00pm - 3:50pm, 2/9 - 5/17, Room 52-103

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