Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in photography will possess the technical skills and mature design vision needed to produce compelling photographic images, as well as communication and business skills appropriate to market needs.
What You Will Study
The Bachelor’s degree in photography reflects both the breadth of skills needed by students to meet the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace and the continued impact of technology on commercial photography. This course of study builds a strong technical and creative foundation by increasing the student’s level of skill in areas such as digital color management, digital asset management, lighting, composition, and image manipulation. Students supplement this foundation by developing their expertise in a range of related skills in HTML, web, and video. Courses in business fundamentals, operations, marketing, and electives on special topics round out the program and enhance a student’s marketability. Photography combines the artistry and the expertise needed to present the images we see in newspapers and books, and on billboards and websites. It involves composition and light, plus a wide array of technical skills which include using digital-imaging software. It all comes together in the areas of commercial photography, electronic imaging and photojournalism. Whether the work is done in a studio or on the street, the range of photography jobs and venues is extensive. Wherever you land, you’ll have the opportunity to communicate with compelling visual images.