Professional Photography

Professional Photography

The Professional Photography program provides students with a working knowledge of the photography industry. Students are trained for entry-level positions in the fields of commercial, photojournalism, and portraiture photography. The program is recognized as one of the best in the Midwest.

Students learn through classroom activities, live demonstrations, and hands-on experience in Hawkeye’s photography studios, color and black and white processing laboratories, and in the computer imaging laboratory. Instruction in traditional analog and digital technologies provide students with a broad range of skills for employment.


This program is recognized by the Professional Photographers of America.

Transfer Information

Hawkeye’s Professional Photography program has articulation agreements with Upper Iowa University and Mount Mercy University allowing graduates to enter to junior status. The Iowa Regent universities accept a limited number of transfer and elective credits. Articulation agreements may assist the graduates in transferring additional credits. For more information, contact a program advisor.

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
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Program Advisors

Larry Erickson
Black Hawk Hall 112
319-296-2329 ext.1292
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Dan Nierling
Black Hawk Hall 141
319-296-2329 ext.1764
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Doug Benton
Black Hawk Hall 119
319-296-2329 ext.1438
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Adam Hunter
Black Hawk Hall 111
319-296-2329 ext.1293
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
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