The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Film with a concentration in photography will expose you to working photographers, filmmakers and industry trends through seminars, guest lectures, field trips and workshops. Your courses will include both theoretical study and hands-on experience in the fields of fine art, studio and location photography.
The concentration in photography will give you technical and conceptual skills to begin a career as a professional artist or a commercial photographer. Coursework emphasis is on individual artistic expression and inquiry, and the development of a professional, practice-based toolkit of knowledge. You will graduate with a clearly defined senior thesis capstone photography portfolio, developed and mentored over the course of your senior year, and presented in a public exhibition. You’ll also have access to the largest darkroom in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as the department’s premium digital cameras and lighting equipment, and you can edit in our digital labs 24/7.
The Department of Photography and Film also offers a film concentration.
Some classes you might take in this major:
- Digital Imaging
- Writing for the Screen
- Sound and Color
- Professional Practice
Our alumni are:
- Commercial and freelance photographers
- Video and branded content producers
- Arts educators and administrators
- Independent artists and filmmakers
- Film editors and technicians
Browse the 2020 Senior Thesis Catalog