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Class Location & Registration

1. Where are classes held? Can I get a map?

Classes are held in Building 18 at the Ankeny Campus in Ankeny, Iowa. A map, address, and phone numbers are available on the Contact page​.

2. Who do I talk to about registering for a class?

Once you have completed the Admissions required Info Session along with any additional entry requirements for this academic area, you will be able to register for coursework once you’ve completed New Student Orientation. If you have questions about your Admissions status, you may review your status in Banner Self Service​ or by contacting Admissions at (515) 965-7337 or (800) 362-2127 Extension 7337.​

Class Information

1. What classes are offered, and what are the pre-requisites?

DMACC currently offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) as well as a Certificate of Specialization and an Advanced Certificate of Specialization in Photography.​

2. Do you teach digital photography?


3. Do you offer a degree in Photography?


Camera & Supplies Information

1. What kind of digital camera, lens and supplies will I need?

You will need a digital DSLR camera, plus related supplies. ​Digital cameras with included zoom lenses in kits such as the Canon Rebel series, Canon 80D, Canon 6D Mark II, or Canon 5D Mark IV are all accepted along with Nikon D5600, Nikon D750, Nikon D610, or the Nikon D850, are excellent buys.

2. Will I need any software?

All software is provided in the lab. If you wish to purchase software for home, you can buy it at a 50% discount as a student at the DMACC Bookstore.

About Our Facilities

What type of facilities do you have?

We have spacious and well-equipped facilities for digital photography. Our facility has three studios and three classrooms for students to use.

​Our digital classrooms have 20 iMac color-managed workstations and are custom built computers for our photography and video needs. We also have an equipment locker full of lenses, cameras, tripods, and studio lights for student to check out and use on assignments. We also have top of the line Canon printers for students to use.

Career Outlook

How much to photographers get paid?

See the information on the Bureau of Labor Statistics for pay and employment information.

Who hires DMACC Photography graduates?

 Here are just a few local businesses who hire DMACC Photography graduates:

  • Meredith
  • Grey Dog Media
  • Mittera Group
  • Lifetouch
  • Laura Nichole Photography
  • LWells Photography
  • Juxtra Productions
  • Shane Thomas Photography
  • Alivia Schuring Photography
  • Raelyn Ramey Photography
  • The Muscoe Group