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RMSP to Launch a New 8-Month Program for Career-Minded Students

Posted by on July 28, 2016 | Education


Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP), based in Missoula, Montana, will be launching a new eight-month program in 2017 that will be tailored to students who are serious about pursuing a career in photography. With a working title of Professional Intensive, the curriculum team at RMSP is putting the finishing touches on their all-encompassing program that will welcome students from all stages of life who are looking to become professional photographers.

Clocking in at around 1,000 hours of classroom, studio and guided shooting time, RMSP says their program will be the equivalent of four full-time semesters at a traditional college, but with none of the associated general education requirements. As in their long-running Summer Intensive program, Professional Intensive students will benefit by learning from a wide range of instructors in many photographic disciplines including wedding, architecture, adventure, lifestyle, portraiture, food, product and stock, to name a few. Over the course of the program, students will progress through nine unique areas of study to build a well-rounded knowledge base. These core areas will include photo studies, visual studies, image editing, lighting, output, business, marketing, genres and shoots.

After a foundation is solidified for every student, the program will lead them through the ins and outs of commercial and retail photography from professionals currently operating their own businesses in the respective fields. Students will learn the nuances of running their own business and how to stay current with evolving marketing trends.

Interested photographers are encouraged to contact RMSP Student Services Specialist Bob McGowan at bobm (a) rmsp.com to learn more.