Capturing Life.

We are surrounded by photography every day,  from the packages on our food to the magazines we read. There’s much more to creating photographic art than knowing how to operate a camera. Photographers need creativity, technical skills, and just as importantly, sound business skills. 

At Antonelli, you can learn the nuances of photography and learn how to run a profitable photography business. The 21-month program was designed so you will spend most of your time in classes related to your photography career while learning from accomplished photography faculty members. Our class sizes are usually small, making it easier to get to know your teachers and get personal, one-on-one attention. 

During the first year of the photography program, you will focus on three-dimensional lighting, camera functions, picture composition, black-and-white photography, and photographic chemistry. You will also study film in the first semester and digital imaging beginning second semester.

The second-year adds to your repertorie color photography, advanced lighting, commercial applications including architectural, product, and fashion photography. 

You’ll graduate with a portfolio of original work  and a web presence to share with future clients and employers. 

Click the button below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.


Click the tabs below to learn more about our 21-month associate in specialized technology degree in Photography.



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At Antonelli, our photography faculty has real-world experience in many areas of photography like photojournalism, events, advertising, and portraits. Their works have graced covers of magazines like Time, Cosmopolitan, and Philadelphia Magazine. They have also worked with big name clients like Matel Toys, Wine Spectator, and many others.

They truly understand what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive field. Their experience and contacts are an invaluable asset to our photography students.



With Antonelli's 21-Month Photography program, you can learn:

  • Functions of the camera
  • Lighting 
  • Digital imaging
  • Styles of photography, like commercial, studio and fashion photography


Employment of photographers is projected to grow by 4% from 2010 to 2020.Demand for portrait photographers will continue as people continue to need new portraits. In addition, corporations will continue to require the services of commercial photographers to develop compelling advertisements to sell products.2

As an Antonelli graduate, our career services department will help you start your photography career development! From arranging job interviews to networking with faculty contacts, Antonelli graduates have a partner they can rely on to help them throughout their career.



Antonelli graduates:

  • Tell a story visually through photographs
  • Understand how lighting effects produce different moods
  • Know the functions of the camera and can use various formats, including 4x5 camera
  • Understand real-world time pressures and have practiced completing creative assigments on a deadline


Antonelli offers a 21-month associate in specialized technology degree program in photography. The program has been developed so you will spend the majority of your time in classes directly related to your photography career.  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.




  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Camera Work
  • Basic Lighting
  • Theory of Composition/History of Photography
  • Traditional Photo Lab
  • Introduction to Business
  • Theory of Light/Portraiture
  • Digital Photo Lab
  • Digital Photographic Imaging
  • New Media/Visual Journalism
  • Introduction to Color Photography
  • Personal Finance
  • Fashion Photography
  • Portrait Essentials
  • Commercial Photography
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Visual Communications
  • Marketing
  • Video Production/Multimedia
  • Advanced Lab
  • Professional Development
  • Advanced Portraiture Techniques
  • Advanced Professional Photography
  • Public Speaking


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Antonelli, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.


Associate in Specialized Technology Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
Tuition Per Semester* $10,460
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $100
Confirmation Deposit** $100
Residence Facility Deposit  $375
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $6,005
Residence Fees Per Semester $4,240
*Associate in Specialized Technology Degree Program
 is 4 semesters
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date. 




Employment Rate for the Class of 2011

Graduation and placement rates are provided for students entering the program between September 2010 and January 2011. Of the 80 students available for graduation during that time, 73% of students completed their degree. The placement rate for these graduates as reported to ACCSC was 78%.


Antonelli Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges ( The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.


Potential applicants may find the following information at institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.


Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges or career schools may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first semester of a student’s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Antonelli Institute. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges or career schools provided the grades received for the courses were ”C” or better. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Antonelli Institute. Because programs at Antonelli Institute are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. 

 Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Antonelli Institute may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the school. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.


Credit Transfer to Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Antonelli Institute are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses aken at Antonelli Institute are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Antonelli Institute nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. 

 A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Antonelli Institute will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.




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As an Antonelli Photography student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 21 months
  • Have a professional portfolio of your original pieces to share with future clients
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for federal financial aid