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Photography in Arizona

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Arizona

Around 0.0% of Arizona's graduates graduate from photography degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 32 photographers graduate from Arizona's 10 photography schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a photography program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, Northern Arizona University graduated 22 students from its photography program. The tuition rate at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a photography program is Prescott College. Prescott College, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Prescott. 3 students graduated with degree in photography from Prescott College in 2010. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a photography program is East Valley Institute of Technology, which is located in Mesa. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. Students at East Valley Institute of Technology paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Arizona's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,313 per year, though tuition can range from $27,125 per year to $1,414 per year. In 2010, the photography schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. The Art Center Design College-Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $27,125 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $17,586 per year

The photography schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  2. Phoenix College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Chandler/Gilbert Community College - located in Chandler, students are charged $1,734 per year

A photography degree from an Arizona school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a photographer. In 2010, there were 840 photographers working in Arizona. The following counties have the largest number of Arizona photographers:

  1. Maricopa County - 630 photographers
  2. Pima County - 110 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,520 photographers will be working in Arizona state. This would require the number of photographers to grow by 1%.


On average, a photographer earns a salary of $42,620 per year in Arizona state. But, salaries for photographers can vary. In 2010, photographers made as little as less than $16,770 per year or as much as more than $67,590 per year in Arizona. A photographer in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Maricopa County - $45,380 per year
  2. Pima County - $33,490 per year

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

  1. Pima County - $33,490 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $45,380 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona 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.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Arizona
  • Certificate in Photography in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 840 $42,620 -49.1%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 220 $48,080 -15.4%

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