A college degree in photography focuses on using cameras and film to create art and communicate through photographs.

For this major you’ll take lots of photography classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a photographer.

Sample Courses

Photography Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Fashion Photography
  • Advanced Black and White Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Understanding Photographs
  • Visual Communication
  • Drawing for Design
  • Design, Think, and Make
  • Documentary Photography
  • History of Photography
  • Photo Seminar
  • Portfolio
  • Lighting Studio
  • The Moving Image

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology