If you are interested in pursuing photography, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 photography schools in Oakland, California. Oakland has a general population of 399,484 and an overall student population of 28,906. Approximately 15,455 of Oakland's students are enrolled in schools that offer photography programs.
The largest photography school in Oakland, by student population, is California College of the Arts. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from California College of the Arts with credentials in photography.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with a photography degree in Oakland. In 2009 tuition at photography schools in Oakland was $17,025 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,569 for photography related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,800 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakland-based photography schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $22,927.
If you plan on staying in Oakland after graduating from photography school, you should know that job prospects for photographers in Oakland, which is the most popular photography profession, are not very good. There were 12,700 photographers working in California and 210 working in the greater Oakland area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of photographers is expected to increase by 7% in Oakland. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Oakland is $26,240 per year, which is lower than the average for photographers state-wide.