Photography Track Option

Why study photography?

  • You'll benefit from small class sizes; enrollment in photography courses is restricted to 12-to-15 students.
  • Develop your skills as you take courses in black-and-white photography, medium and large format photography, color photography, digital photography, studio lighting and photographic history, plus an internship program.
  • With multiple labs, lighting studios and the option to check out various camera systems at no additional charge, you’ll have access to top-notch resources to facilitate your learning.
  • Our graduates pursue careers in fine arts, studio and commercial photography, journalism, education and related employment opportunities.
  • Photography studio work

  • Photo by Derek Dunn

  • Photo by Eric Powers

  • Photo by Greg Niemann

  • Photo by Lillian Fitzpatrick

  • Photo by Rebecca Dammecheuse

  • Photo by Vivian Wheeler

  • Photo by Jennifer Quinn

Accomplished faculty

All faculty members of the photographic studies program are recognized professionals who have exhibited their creative work in museums and galleries around the world.

Faculty members have received numerous recognitions for their work including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation for the Arts, internal fellowships from the University, and exhibition awards.

Degree options


Access a sample schedule to know how you can graduate in four years.

Careers and outcomes

  • Fine arts
  • Commercial photography
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Portraiture
  • Education
  • Graduate studies