With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 338 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer photography programs.
Maine College of Art is the largest photography school in Portland, based on student population. In 2010, Maine College of Art graduated approximately 7 students from its photography program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a photography degree in Portland. In 2009 tuition at photography schools in Portland was $28,280 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $2,100 for photography related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Portland-based photography schools, you will have an added expense of $9,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,580.
After graduating with your credentials in photography, if you decide to work as a photographer in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 670 photographers in Maine. Of these photographers, 90 were working in the greater Portland area. By the year 2018, the number of photographers is expected to increase by 4% in Portland. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
As a photographer in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,650 per year. This is lower than the average salary for photographers in the state.