Photography Track

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.
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  • Photo by Jewel Wakeman

  • Photo by Olyvia Behnke

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  • Photo by Neal Polallis

  • Photo by Linda Huynh

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  • Photo by Lainie Vicat

  • Photo by Gabby Keller

  • Photo by Cynthia Stenquist

  • Photo by Butch Hulett

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  • Photo by Aimee Westrich

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 BFA four-year degree plan: art - photography track sample schedule.

Careers and outcomes

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