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Living Arts has been preparing high-end talent for the studios for over 20 years.
Find out how we discover, develop and graduate the NEW creative talent.
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 LIVING ARTS?

Turn a passion for study in photography into a skillset that focuses on higher personal rewards.

This is the unique program that takes image creation to a new level in Professional Photography. The professional today competes with freelancers using costly DLSR cameras as well as those using high performance point and shoot cameras. However, the Living Arts College Photography School graduate has the advantage because he or she is prepared with art direction and TECHNICAL SKILLS targeted to propel the professional far beyond most photography colleges. Discover how Living Arts is enhancing the potential for careers in photography through creativity!

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 LIVING ARTS?

Technical knowledge that is essential to creative image making.

Go beyond the textbook to learn to apply higher critical thinking skills and contribute to the science art and design of “seeing” the image that is to be executed. For example, understand how lens selection defines the planes of focus and helps direct the story. Include your special, added talent in lighting ... and YOU become the standout professional photographer! Grow your talent through studio practice working under the direction of a highly design oriented faculty ... at the best digital photography school.

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 LIVING ARTS?

The curriculum for improving your potential and stand out professional status.

Great creative skills don't happen by accident. Great technical skills lead to taking control for developing creative content. You become the art director who guides photography to a higher graphic level. This is the reason you go beyond usual photography education! Find instruction that pushes you to a deeper dive into creative exploration at this photography school. Benefit from mentored creativity practice plus exceptional technical training. Program content includes:

Foundation Study - Visual Construction - Color Construction - Creative Thinking - Personal Branding Strategies - Web Design & Self Promotion - Studio Business Practices - Advertising Design - Practical Marketing

Photography Design Studio - Applied Camera Arts - Portrait & Fashion Photography - Lighting & Design for Imaging - Advertising Photography - Photographic Illustration - Narrative Photography - Architectural/Interior Photography - Applied Digital Photography Series - Conceptual Design - Promotion - Digital Publishing - Career Options - Art direction for Photography Design

General Education (partial listing) - Art Appreciation - Computer Applications - Civics and Economics - Oral Communications - Geometry - Environmental Science - Life Science - Geography - Sociology - Psychology

Website Marketing & Development - Website Campaign & Control - Website Design & Production - Website Front-end Coding Option - Website Media Design - Website Marketing

Portfolio Development - Portfolio Studio I & II - Portfolio Critique & Development

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Advertising & Editorial

Advertising and Editorial photography enjoy the same goals to inform and motivate audiences. It's here that Living Arts faculty challenge each student to design the assignment in photography classes is to find the creative solution. Plan to design the image around a "big" idea.

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 Advertising & Editorial

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Events & Music

Learn that you can go on location and still apply your Art Director skillset learned here. Here is the school for photography to grow your reputation as a designer of images.

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 Events & Music

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Architectural

Plan to develop a wide range of skills. Photography of spaces, architecture demands expanded tech know-how for balancing interior and exterior light. Find the best photography courses here for applied creativity.

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 Architectural

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Fashion & Beauty

Fashion photography is often more about preparation. Styling, location search, propping, makeup and art direction are some of many skillsets to be mastered.

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 Fashion & Beauty

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Fine Art & Conceptual

Among the top-rated photography schools, Living Arts fosters the fine art of photography as a tool for concepting and crafting images with light and form. Plan to become a designer of photography.

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 Fine Art & Conceptual

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Food, Product, & Still Life

Working in food and product photography demonstrates your mastery of design and tech skills. Lighting and selecting the right focal length lens are at the top of your learning experiences for still life and product work here.

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 Food, Product, & Still Life

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Landscape & Nature

Plan to apply and/or break the rules of composition, time of day and lens focal length to your environmental photography.

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 Landscape & Nature

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Photojournalism & Video

Documentary photography is about learning to find the soul of the subject ... and then illustrate the inside story with your camera. Finding the decisive moment, building bonds and moving fast are some of the special talents you will learn.

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 Photojournalism & Video

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Portraiture & Pets

Portraiture today begins in the studio and often ends on location. Plan to develop several styles for your portfolio. Your learned skills in art direction from Living Arts will be an asset for portraiture.

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 Portraiture & Pets

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Video Production

Video production offers added opportunity for the Professional Photographer who has gained step by step skills.

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 Video Production

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Wedding

Plan to examine the business of wedding photography. Discover the techniques for capturing the wedding day.

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 Wedding

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Business & Marketing

Living Arts asks each photography student to become a manager of his or her time and talent. Then, plan to turn this new found talent into higher personal rewards.

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 Business & Marketing

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your potential into the studio!

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Charles Williams Jr.
Photography Student

“My time at Living Arts College has been an exciting experience. I feel a great amount of support from the entire faculty. I am in the Photography Degree Program and having the educational resources for photography consistently inspires my personal creativity. I am thoroughly enjoying Living Arts College as a growing photographer and artist. Thank you, Living Arts College.”

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Cody Hamilton
Photography Student

“My experience at Living Arts College is undoubtedly a wonderful one. As a photography major it's great having access to various resources to help me get a better understanding of what I'll be doing as a career. But also the friendly environment, from professors to students, is another reason I enjoy going to Living Arts College.”

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Sydney Smith
Photography Student

“Living Arts has really helped me understand my style of work and the equipment I work with. Here, I have come to understand the photography industry and the needs of a successful marketing campaign. The teachers at Living Arts are very knowledgeable and easy to approach. You've just got to hang in there and let mistakes be resolved. I don't believe in quitting. You cannot learn without mistakes or failures.”

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LIVING ARTS STUDENTS TAKE HOME A MAJORITY OF THE AWARDS

Living Arts students won the majority of the awards from the TriangleAdFed Award show, taking 14 out of 17 home! They competed against other local colleges in the categories of Photography, Poster Campaign and Illustration. Living Arts College has won "Best in Show" 3 years in a row.


GRADUATE OPENS NEW STUDIO


Alumni from Living Arts, Lee Lamb and Jeremy Deihl have opened a photography studio in Raleigh, named "Studio 809". Calling themselves "The Raleigh Photography Alliance", they know what it takes to run a business and how to shoot art director level photography, all from the skills they learned at Living Arts College!

A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE'S STORY


Julian Thomas graduated from the College’s Photography program in 2012 and has been successful in his photography career ever since. While he was still a student Julian won several local ADDY Awards from the AAF (American Advertising Federation) and began his freelance career. Julian worked as a Freelance Photographer for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, then Clear Vision Communications, Inc, and then as a 1st Assistant for Scott Bryant Photography. Julian is now based out of Chicago and continues to find opportunity around every corner. Just look at who Julian ran into recently in the pictures above. (Julian Thomas on left with filmmaker George Lucas on right)



BEHIND THE SCENES: STUDENTS PROMOTING THEIR TALENT

A substantial component of of study at Living Arts college School for Photography and the Audio School, is branding and promotion. Photographs turn into marketing elements, and website content. All photography classes and audio classes focus on creating advertising and promotion images as part of a campaign planning approach to applied creativity projects. The goal is to go beyond the usual developing photography majors and audio majors with more marketable skills.

GRADUATE GAINS BUSINESS EDGE AT LIVING ARTS


Billy Orlando, a digital film-making graduate now has his own wedding video company that has become very successful named "Wrinkled Blanket Media". Billy and his girlfriend both run the company. Billy has gone far with the skills he learned from Living Arts College ... this NC photography school..


LIVING ARTS PREPARES STUDENTS TO RUN BUSINESS


News! Graduate Kendall Lynnette now owns her own company named Kendall Lynnette Photography & Design. Kendall found Living Arts as a top choice photography schools Raleigh, knowing that the business of photography could make a difference. After graduating from Living Arts College Kendall began her real world climb starting as an intern at Evan Pike Photography, moving on to apply her branding and marketing know-how in the studio business.

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