Clubs and Events

Beyond the Classroom.

Students are strongly urged to become participating student members of professional associations in their respective field of study and organizations of client interest. Antonelli’s clubs are very active and provide students with unique opportunities to make industry contacts and have new experiences at networking events, lectures and more.

Antonelli sponsors student chapters of the National Association of Press Photographers (NAPP), the Philly Ad Club, and the Student Photographic Society (SPS).  In addition, Antonelli has students, alumni, and faculty who are active in AIGA, ASMP, GPPDV, PPA, and more.  

Find out more about our clubs and events using the tabs below.


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Philly Ad Club 

For almost 70 years, The Philly Ad Club has served the industry's professionals with distinction. It is one of the region's largest and most active trade associations, with more than 2000 members. Antonelli is proud to have their very own Philly Ad Club Chapter.

When you join the Philly Ad Club, you join a community of influential professionals.They provide mentoring to aspiring professionals and provide you with an opportunity to connect with people you need to know in an enlightening, entertaining, and educational environment through on campus events, studio crawls, agency crawls, and other exciting events. The Antonelli Chapter of the Philly Ad Club also sponsors speakers, activities, events and trips.

Connect with the Philly Ad Club at: or their Facebook page.



Philly Ad Club Sponsors the Philly Futures Scholarship:

2014 -  Bridget Reed, an Antonelli student, received the Tom Quigley Scholarship

2013 – Jordan Kolb, Antonelli student,  received the top Philly Futures Scholarship of $10,000!  

2011 – Kelly Clarke, Antonelli student, was the only student from a 2-yr school to receive a scholarship


PPA Student Membership

Do you have what you need to become a professional photographer?  The PPA will help you transition from photography student to professional photographer.



Benefits of Membership from PPA:

  • Up to $500 of Equipment Insurance
  • Professional Photographer Magazine
  • Network and search for internships and jobs via a student-only online community
  • Access to business and photo technique resources in PPAedu's Student Track
  • Earn merits towards a PPA degree
  • Student Volunteer Program at Imaging USA
  • Discounts
  • Sample Forms
  • Copyright Assistance
  • PA Membership Discount

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

Becoming a student member of the NPPA shows your dedication to professionalism, and signing and adhering to our Code of Ethics shows potential employers your commitment to the field.  NPPA can help you develop the knowledge and the know-how that will also boost your performance in the work force!

The Antonelli Chapter of the NPPA covers all Antonelli events and sponsors speakers, activities, events and trips.


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Antonelli Events

Antonelli Institute has a full calendar of events year-round!  Just to mention a few:

  • Constitution Cookout
  • Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Luncheon
  • Holiday Cookie Extravaganza
  • Imaging USA trip
  • Career Day
  • Design Competition
  • Print Competition
  • Graduate Portfolio Exhibit

In addition, there are movie nights, exhibits,, openings, meet the artist field trips and other events.



Checkout our Facebook page to see what is happening now and "Like" us to stay up to date on upcoming events.  



The American Society of Media Photographers is a premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers' rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP, founded in 1944, has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.

Student Associates may serve on the Board of Directors for their local chapter.After completing a degree program, Student Associates may upgrade immediately or remain at this level for one additional year. Written proof of student status must be received before membership can be approved; click here for submission details.