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Photography and Imaging

Photography is more than capturing a great moment with your cellphone. It’s an investigation of cultural conditions. It’s today’s most essential component of conveying stories. And it helps inform the world about itself by giving shape to its content, style and future. Today’s image-makers are challenged to be more technically capable, conceptually knowledgeable and professionally confident than ever before. As a Photography and Imaging student at ArtCenter, you’ll study in an intimate atmosphere that challenges assumptions about the medium and nurtures and promotes originality and encourages an individualized practice. Upon graduating, you’ll emerge ready to become a commercial photographer, an artist or both. 

There's more information about Photography and Imaging on our website, including an overview of our course offerings, faculty and alumni, and a gallery of student work.

Loris Volkle by Brandon Rizzuto

Degree Programs

Earn your BFA degree in Photography and Imaging

Department Chair
Dennis Keeley

Dennis Keeley
A documentary photographer for the Getty Conservation Institute, Keeley has also worked with numerous music companies, photographing some of the most notable names in the recording industry.

Financial Aid

We encourage you to apply for financial aid, which can help make an ArtCenter education a reality for you.

Los Angeles

Home turf for creativity, innovation and possibility.

Taking pictures is only the tip of the iceberg. ArtCenter taught me the skills necessary to translate my intuitive creativity into a career as a photographer.

Spencer Lowell BFA 05Editorial photographer for National Geographic, Rolling Stone and more
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Go beyond. Take the next step toward becoming a photographer.