Bottineau Minot Valley City Online




A check mark denotes that a majority of the classes are available at that campus location or online. If you have any questions please contact the advisor listed below on this page.

Top Online Associate Degree in Photography.pngMission Statement

Our mission is to adequately prepare students to enter the workforce in the field of professional photography by providing a unique, hands-on learning experience in which the students work and learn in our state of the art photography studio.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate proficiency when using professional photography equipment including DSLR cameras, lenses, on camera and studio lighting, and misc. studio equipment.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency when using Adobe Suite post production software including Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency when creating images in professional portraiture, advertising, documentary, sports, event, and outdoor photography.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in photography business practices including portfolios, websites, marketing, branding, pricing, photo packages, printing processes, labs, product packaging, and customer relations.



Students who take classes online will be guided as they purchase their own lighting equipment and do everything from home.

Our Instructors

Students will learn from instructors who, not only have Masters in Fine Art Degrees, but have also been recognized nationally and internationally for their photographic works and photography instruction.


Degree Options

We offer an AAS Degree and a Certificate option. For more information about our degree options or any other questions about the program, please contact Clint Saunders at the link below.

 What our students and graduates are saying


 “I want to thank my instructor, without his encouragement, support, and making me strive for perfection, I wouldn’t be the photographer I am today, and wouldn’t have gotten an internship doing commercial photography with the Disney Corporation.”

 “All of the hands on training has made me a lot more confident about getting paid for my photography.”

 “I enjoy shooting on location in our outdoor photography class. We don’t sit in a classroom talking about it, we go out and do it.”

Be Advised

Photography Department Phone: 701-228-5675

Leslie Ostreim
Studio Manager

Clint Saunders
Photography Dept. Head

Ronni Knepp
Online Instructor

Todd Vorenkamp
Online Instructor

Photography Links