Photography in Georgia

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Georgia


Around 0.1% of Georgia's graduates graduate from photography degree programs every year. Thus, Georgia's 7 photography schools put out approximately 296 photographers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a photography program is Portfolio Center. Portfolio Center, which was ranked 56th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. 6 students graduated with a degree in photography from Portfolio Center in 2010. Tuition at Portfolio Center was $18,025 per year.

Savannah College of Art and Design, which is located in Savannah, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 68th in the country in 2010. 159 students graduated with degree in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. The tuition rate at Savannah College of Art and Design was $29,570 per year.

North Georgia Technical College, which was ranked 68th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a photography program. It is located in Clarkesville. 35 students graduated with degree in photography from North Georgia Technical College in 2010. Tuition at North Georgia Technical College was $2,310 per year.

Cost

Photography schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $13,180 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,570 per year, or as little as $2,064 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia photography schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Savannah College of Art and Design - located in Savannah, students are charged $29,570 per year
  2. The Creative Circus - located in Atlanta, students are charged $20,526 per year
  3. Portfolio Center - located in Atlanta, students are charged $18,025 per year

The following Georgia photography schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year
  2. Albany Technical College - located in Albany, students are charged $2,268 per year
  3. North Georgia Technical College - located in Clarkesville, students are charged $2,310 per year

A photography degree from a Georgia school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Georgia pursue careers as a photographer. In 2010, there were 1,650 photographers working in Georgia. The following counties have the largest number of Georgia photographers:

  1. Barrow County - 1,250 photographers
  2. Burke County - 80 photographers
  3. Russell County - 60 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,300 photographers will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of photographers to grow by 27%.

Salary

A photographer in Georgia makes an average of $28,150 per year. However, Georgia photographers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,630 per year to more than $54,930 per year in 2010. A photographer in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Bryan County - $34,970 per year
  2. Russell County - $30,520 per year
  3. Burke County - $29,650 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following Georgia counties:

  1. Barrow County - $28,050 per year
  2. Burke County - $29,650 per year
  3. Russell County - $30,520 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in photography. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Photography in Georgia
  • Certificate in Photography in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,703 miles from location Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah GA 31.5137 31% 9,906
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,901 miles from location The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta GA 20.6102 91% 3,882
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,901 miles from location The Creative Circus Atlanta GA 17.1535 n/a 234
5,903 miles from location Portfolio Center Atlanta GA 43.6639 100% 119
 

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 1,650 $28,150 23.1%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 340 $42,720 -57.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are photography related jobs in Georgia