Christopher Kern, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Photography

Office Phone: (951) 552-8150
Office Location: James 361
Office Hours: Available by Appointment -

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Photography - Art for Commerce Academy of Art University 2007
B.S. Photo Communications / Business Administration California State University, Fullerton 2004
  • Courses Taught

    PHO 110: Fundamentals Commercial Photography
    PHO 310: Intermediate Commercial Photography
    PHO 410: Studio Lighting
    PHO 412: Portraiture
    PHO 422: Portfolio / Gallery
    PHO 432: On Location Photography
    PHO 433: Assignment Photography
    PHO 485: Photography Business
    GDM 360: Studio Photography

  • Teaching Experience

    Academy of Art University - San Francisco, CA
    Art Institute of California - Inland Empire - San Bernardino, CA
    Art Institute of California - Orange County - Santa Ana, CA
    Irvine Valley College - Irvine, CA

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Featured in the Photography industry by; PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    American Society of Media Photographers - Los Angeles (Board of Directors)
    Houston Community College - Digital Communication (Advisory Board)
    American Photographic Artists - San Francisco + Los Angeles (Professional Member)
    Society for Photographic Education - West (Chapter Member)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family, Travel, Education, Community Service, Photography, Design, Building Relationships

  • Personal Philosophy

    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler." - Henry David Thoreau