Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging Degree

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging Degree

Imagery tells our stories and grounds our most complex ideas. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging degree equips photographers to turn visions into narratives and inspirations into realities. You’ll develop technical prowess, establish deep knowledge of photography concepts, gain ethical responsibility and cultural awareness, and become a professional photographer who is confident in dynamic environments.

Program Overview

The BFA in photography and imaging provides high-level training in a close-knit, focused atmosphere. You’ll challenge assumptions about the medium of photography in yourself and in others, fostering new avenues for discovery and expression. You’ll apply traditional and digital photography tools in specific, personal, and broad-reaching investigations of cultural conditions and social innovations. At ArtCenter, we nurture and promote originality, co-create through collaborative projects, and encourage your unique approaches to your craft.

Hands-On Artistry, Hands-On Learning

When you pursue a BFA degree in photography and imaging at ArtCenter, you’ll work far beyond the confines of a camera and a classroom. Here, you will learn in a rich, transdisciplinary educational environment where lighting, location, and composition meet writing, business strategies, and the sciences and humanities.We place you at the center of opportunity: our strong industry relationships and practical, applied coursework facilitate professional connections and successful career paths for our graduates.

Photography and Imaging Careers

Whether your goal is to become a commercial photographer, an artist, or both, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Imaging equips you as a storyteller and attention-grabber. You’ll join an alumni network of pioneering artists and celebrated photographers who are imaging industry leaders. Pursue careers like:

  • Advertising Photographer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Editorial Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Event Photographer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Product Photographer
  • Architectural Photographer
  • Automotive Photographer
  • Digital Imaging Specialist
  • Representative/Agent for Photographers
  • Photo Archivist
  • Photo Lab Technician

Learn more about Photography and Imaging at ArtCenter

Get feedback on your admissions portfolio and receive guidance throughout your application process.

Critical to photography’s relevance is the magic blend of technical deftness, artistic intent and engaging storytelling.

Everard WilliamsPhotography and Imaging Department Chair

Photography and Imaging Student Gallery

‘The center of everything’: BFA in Photography paves career pathways

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Featured Course

Location Photography

Students learn the tools for success when working outside the studio.

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Featured Course

ASUS Design Flash

ASUS tapped ArtCenter Photography & Imaging students to create digital imagery to play on its Pro-Art monitors.

Meet Photo and Imaging student

Maria Evelyn Romero Gomez

Sponsored Projects

Sponsored Projects bring industry professionals into the classroom

Earn Your BFA in Photography and Imaging at ArtCenter

Create compelling imagery and set yourself apart as an innovative photographer with a BFA degree in Photography and Imaging from ArtCenter. You’ll tackle social impact projects, gain expertise using up-and-coming technologies, and develop a portfolio that sets you apart in a competitive job market.

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Take the next step towards a career in photography.