COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

Our academic and student support services are still here to support you! Visit the College’s Virtual Student Resource Center to access the assistance that you need.

Photographic Imaging Department

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The Photographic Imaging Curriculum at Community College of Philadelphia has been educating photographers for over 45 years.

Completion of the program leads to an A.A.S. degree in Photographic Imaging with courses in still photography, video production and digital imaging. There is also a Digital Imaging Proficiency Certificate for students who do not need the A.A.S

Many students come to the College with no previous photographic experience but with an intense desire to discover themselves through visual media. Additionally we have advanced courses for students with professional experience who want to update their skills, learn a new technology and work with the latest equipment.

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Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in the digital photographic arts under the guidance of experienced and caring instructors. Our traditional B&W darkroom courses are popular with incoming students who have only had digital photography experience. Students are able to pursue advanced courses and to consider career opportunities they may not previously have considered including digital retouching, photojournalism, event photography, commercial product or portrait photography and documentary filmmaking.

The department maintains contact with our students and graduates through email and social media to provide information relating to new techniques, technology and work opportunities.

Photographic Imaging Department Head

Jon Spielberg

Spring, 2020 Office Hours
Monday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Office: B1-09F
Telephone: 215-751-8319

Programs & Certificates

A.A.S., Photographic Imaging
A.A.S., Digital Video Production

Digital Imaging Proficiency Certificate
Digital Video Production Proficiency Certificate

Coordinator: Jon Spielberg, , 215-751-8319

Please see above for office hours.