Commercial Photography

Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Commercial Photography Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright future in the ever-evolving and always engaging photography industry.

Reel in Your Film Career

The Pacifica Commercial Photography Pathway gives students an inside look into a career in photography, while also preparing them for college. Students will learn professional, creative, and technical skills – including the ins and outs of photographing people, places, and products. This pathway helps students interested in commercial photography develop their skills, talents, and creativity through both coursework and work-based learning. 

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in
the classroom to select a career path they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses and prepare yourself for an exciting new commercial photography career. Classes include:

  • ROP Commercial Photography
  • ROP Advanced Commercial Photography Honors

Get Real
Exposure

Take what you learn out into the real world and see first-hand what awaits you in the field of commercial photography. Hands-on, in-depth immersive experiences may include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Workplace Tours 
  • On-or-Off-Site Internships
  • Equipment Instruction

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your career path in commercial photography and college studies with the help of our academic instruction and industry insight. Potential career paths these programs help prepare you for include:

  • Professional Photographer
  • Art Director
  • Advertising
  • Prop Stylist
  • Lighting Specialist

Industry Average: $35,000 - $80,000+/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 10% to 14%

Ready to Take Pictures?

Contact your college & career technician for availability.
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Shelly Kohnle
(805) 278-3010                    Shelly.Kohnle@oxnardunion.org

Picture Yourself as a Photographer

Whether you have an eye for a good shot or just enjoy expressing your creativity through pictures, commercial photography can be a rewarding career path. The field offers many opportunities, including photojournalist, event photography, advertising, and art direction. Every picture tells a story. What do you want your story to be? From composition to lighting to correct use of high-tech equipment, the Commercial Photography Pathway gives you the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the skills needed to capture that perfect shot.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AA Photography

BA Studio Art