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Program Info

Click on the program image to see program description and course requirements for the program. Take PHO-101 IntroPhoto and DMA-110 Digital Imaging together in your first semester.  These two courses allow you to move into all of the other PHO and DMA courses.  PHO-101 can be taken while you are taking foundation ENG courses and it is possible in some situations to get into DMA-110 while taking foundation ENG courses with the approval of Professor Dalton. (Certificate Majors should take PHO-103 and DMA-110 to get started.)

Fall Only Courses: PHO-202

Spring Only Courses: PHO-102/203, PHO-251

Contact Professor Dalton for all academic advisement. (


Steps for Success:

  • Be on time – Lectures begin promptly and some of the most important information is covered in the first 20 minutes of class
  • Have a working Mercer Email – Announcements from Blackboard will be sent to your MCCC email account
  • Changes to assignments and other announcements are also emailed to your MCCC account through Blackboard or regular email.
  • Read the posted homework assignments before shooting the assignment – Don’t shoot from memory
  • Give yourself time to shoot it wrong so you can shoot it again before the deadline
  • Turn in assignments on time and fully completed
  • Make sure you are present for any tutorial or exam reviews and that you take good notes
  • Weigh the needs of your current job against your need to have a better job someday


The photo program has Film and Digital loaner cameras for all of the classes, but I do recommend purchasing a DSLR for yourself if you can afford one. Digital cameras must have fully manual exposure controls.

Film Supplies:

The black and white film classes require the purchase of some supplies which will be discussed on the first class. If you have financial aid, the supplies can be purchased in the bookstore using those funds. Otherwise, I recommend NY Camera of Princeton. The cost of supplies will be around $60.00.

Wait until your first day of classes before purchasing supplies.


All of the film & digital photo and digital media courses use free online tutorials and downloadable documents. The photo history class uses a traditional textbook that can be purchased used or rented.  Everything is explained on the first day of class, so there is no need to purchase before then.

Academic Policies

Academic Calendar and Graduation Deadlines and Forms

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