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One Year Professional Program

Study with the best and spend a year in the vibrant metropolis of Los Angeles completely immersed in photography.

One-year professional program
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This certificate can be completed in-person and/or online.

The One-Year Professional Program allows you to take an unlimited amount of classes and workshops at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (Travel workshops are excluded; limit of and six Special Guest workshops.) Students who enroll in the program are automatically given Individual Level membership, access to the center’s print lab, professional guidance throughout the program, and a group exhibition.

You can study with extraordinary photographers like Sam Abell, Susan Burnstine, Fran Forman, Greg Gorman, Aline Smithson, Eddie Soloway, Richard Tuschman and Stephen Wilkes, among many more.

You can learn Street Photography, Fine Art Photography, Digital Printing, Studio Lighting, Portraiture, Documentary & Photojournalism, Alternative Processes Printing (Wet-Plate Collodion, Cyanotype, Platinum/Palladium) Photo Book Making & Photo Book Publishing, and much more.

You get to choose the classes you want to take. Best of all, you get to spend a year in the vibrant metropolis of Los Angeles completely immersed in photography.

Whether you already have a degree in Photography or have only been shooting for a few years, LACP has classes for you. We help you select classes to allow you to excel as a photographer.

After completing their one-year intensive program, students will receive a certificate issued by the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

“I had a phenomenal time in the One-Year Professional program! The wide range of workshop topics at LACP, taught by photographers with decades of experience in the field, helped raise my photography skills from hobbyist to professional.”

“I had a really great experience doing the One-Year Professional program. I met lot a of creative people and learned from each other. Mostly, I am happy that I learned what I have not known before.”

“This program gave me a wonderful insight to the world of Photography. It helped me to gain a better understanding of what it meant to be a professional photographer. It also gave me the opportunity to be surrounded by great like-minded people.”

“The One-Year Professional Program was one of the best investments I’ve made in my development as a photographer. Immersing myself in all manner of classes greatly expanded my skills and perspectives in ways I never anticipated. My vision and technical abilities expanded tremendously and I had the honor of learning from several of my photography idols. If you have the time and space in your life to dedicate yourself to the program fully then I cannot recommend it enough.”



Tuition is only $9,995 for an entire year. We estimate if you paid for two-three classes per month and six Special Guests workshops over the course of one year, this would cost around $20,000, which translates into a $10,000 savings.


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