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Photography in South Carolina

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in South Carolina

Each year, approximately 0.0% of South Carolina graduates receive degrees in photography. Thus, South Carolina's 2 photography schools put out approximately 5 photographers each year.

Top Schools

Coker College, which was ranked 77th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a photography program. It is located in Hartsville. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Coker College's photography program. Students at Coker College paid $20,548 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina with a photography program is The Art Institute of Charleston, which is located in Charleston. In 2010, it was ranked 88th nationwide. In 2010, 4 students graduated from The Art Institute of Charleston photography program. Students at The Art Institute of Charleston paid $17,596 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at South Carolina's photography schools ranges from $20,548 per year to $17,596 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,072 per year. The South Carolina photography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Coker College - located in Hartsville, students are charged $20,548 per year
  2. The Art Institute of Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $17,596 per year

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

  1. The Art Institute of Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $17,596 per year
  2. Coker College - located in Hartsville, students are charged $20,548 per year

A photography degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in South Carolina pursue careers as a photographer. 660 photographers were working in South Carolina in 2010. In South Carolina, the largest numbers of photographers work in the following counties:

  1. Greenville County - 120 photographers
  2. Calhoun County - 110 photographers
  3. Abbeville County - 80 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,960 photographers will be working in South Carolina state. This would require the number of photographers to grow by 8%.


On average, a photographer earns a salary of $27,650 per year in South Carolina state. In 2010, however, some South Carolina photographers earned as little as less than $15,580 per year or as much as more than $60,720 per year. The following counties in South Carolina have the highest average salaries for photographers:

  1. Spartanburg County - $32,070 per year
  2. Berkeley County - $31,140 per year
  3. Greenville County - $28,350 per year

On average, photographers earns the least in the following South Carolina counties:

  1. Abbeville County - $22,180 per year
  2. Horry County - $22,330 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $27,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in photography in South Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 660 $27,650 0.0%
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 40 $55,600 -71.4%

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