Do you have great imagination and enjoy being creative? Have you been told you have a "good eye" for capturing images? You may want to consider a rewarding career in photography. Taking a good photograph requires a combination of excellent technical know-how and artistic flair. Good photographers have skills in problem solving, technical skills, design, electronic imaging, and video.

The Art Department offers a major and minor in Photography. As a photography student, you will take courses in photographic processes, art appreciation, art history, black-and-white photography, color photography, digital imaging, design, drawing, painting and sculpture. You will use darkrooms, studio, and automatic processing equipment to complete work in both black and white and color photography.

As a major, you will be provided an education that embraces change in the advances of photographic art and technology and industry standards. You will develop creativity and skill through photographic practice and will be prepared for entry into employment, self-employment, and further education.  

Expand Your Skills
  • Prepare a black and white and color portfolio
  • Complete a relevant internship
  • Apprentice with an experienced photographer
  • Work on campus as a photographer for the school newspaper, yearbook, or other organization
  • Develop skills in other areas like video and design
  • Gain experience in sales and marketing
  • Keep up with the latest trends in technology
  • Volunteer your services to non-profit groups
Career Options
  • Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Photographic Assistant
  • Photographic Editor
  • Photographic Supplier
  • Photoshop Retoucher
  • Teacher
  • Trainee Studio Manager
Professional Organizations
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • Photographic Society of America
  • North American Nature Photography Association
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