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SWC Photo & Digital - About Us

Southwestern College Websitehttp://www.swccd.edu

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.

Program Information

We offer courses in darkroom photography, digital photography, and digital imaging.    For more information on our classes and degree programs, please use the links below:

     Courses Offered

     Associates Degree in Art with an emphasis in Photography & Digital Imaging

     Certificate of Professional Photography

    Associates Degree in Art with an emphasis in Art

    Associates Degree in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design

Contact Information

Micajah Truitt

Full-time professor of photography & digital imaging


Office:  619-421-6700 ext. 5648

John Pickelle

Full-time professor of photography & digital imaging


Office:  619-421-6700 ext 5604

Carlos Richardson

Lab technician


Office:  619-421-6700 ext. 5436

Room 572 “The Cage” (Equipment Checkout)

619-421-6700 ext 5317

For a list of all the instructors....click here.