SWC Photo & Digital

About Us


SWC Photo & Digital Mission Statement



The Southwestern College Photography & Digital Imaging Program serves transfer students, photography majors, students pursuing photography industry employment, and enthusiasts from the community.



The program places emphasis on both Professional Photography and Fine Art Photography.  The program aims to develop the personal creative vision of each individual student while teaching important concepts, technique, critical thinking, and applied learning.  Our classes cover historical philosophies, contemporary trends, and aspire to stay current with Photography & Digital Imaging industry standards and technologies.



The program encourages experimentation and collaboration with related programs such as Graphic Design, Cinema Arts, Journalism, and Studio Art


Program Information


We offer courses in darkroom photography, digital photography, and digital imaging.  For more information on our classes and degree programs, please use the links below:


     Courses Offered


     Degrees & Certificates Offered



Contact Information


Micajah Truitt

Full-time professor of photography & digital imaging


Office:  619-421-6700 ext. 5648


John Pickelle

Full-time professor of photography & digital imaging


Office:  619-421-6700 ext 5604


Craig Hill

Photography Lab technician


Office:  619-421-6700 ext. 5436


Room 572 “The Cage” (Equipment Checkout)

619-421-6700 ext 5317


For a list of all the instructors....click here.


Questions about  SWC Photo & Digital Program?

Contact mtruitt@swccd.edu or jpickelle@swccd.edu