Christopher Kern, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Photography
Program Lead

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.A. Photo Communications / Business Administration California State University, Fullerton 2004
  • Courses Taught

    PHO 105: The Camera
    PHO 110: Fundamentals Commercial Photography
    PHO 310: Intermediate Commercial Photography
    PHO 330: Visual Storytelling
    PHO 332: Studio Photography
    PHO 350: Digital Printing & Color Management
    PHO 410: Studio Lighting
    PHO 412: Portraiture
    PHO 422: Portfolio / Gallery
    PHO 432: On Location Photography
    PHO 433: Assignment Photography / Photography Open Studio
    PHO 485: Photography Business
    GDM 360: Studio Photography

  • Teaching Experience

    Canon Live Learning - Costa Mesa, CA
    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.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Grove Men - The Grove Community Church (Riverside, CA)

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Youth Innovation Center at Arlington Park (Advisory Board)
    Elsinore High School CTE Digital Media (Advisory Board)
    Patriot High School CTE TV/Video Production & Digital Photography (Advisory Board)
    Martin Luther King High School CTE Photography (Advisory Board)
    Houston Community College - Digital Communication (Advisory Board)
    American Society of Media Photographers - Los Angeles (Professional Member)
    American Photographic Artists - San Francisco + Los Angeles (Professional Member)
    Society for Photographic Education - West (Chapter Member)

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Family, Mentorship, Continued Education, Cultivating Relationships, Professional Networking, Community Service, Photography, History, Art, Culture

  • 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