Commercial Photography - BFA
In today's media driven society, the demand for photography and video production is at it's highest. The Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Photography provides students with technical and visual literacy skills through course work with a strong industry focus. The photography program specifically covers the elements of photographic theory with an emphasis on practice and craft that enables students to enter the commercial marketplace and succeed as photographers, videographers, video editors, producers, stylists, image retouchers, and photo editors.
The course of study provides a solid foundation in commercial digital imaging, digital workflow, video production, lighting, medium and large format cameras. You will work on assignments in a wide variety of areas including portraiture, editorial, fashion, product, architecture, advertising, wedding, location lighting, studio lighting, documentary, video production and narrative construction.
You will have the opportunity to meet professionals in the field who provide important connections for internships and careers after graduation. An annual trip to New York City includes visits at magazines such as Martha Stewart Living and Food Network, commercial studios such as Root/Drive-in Studios and Industria, and the industry tradeshow PDN PhotoPlus, and manufactures such as Canon and Nikon.
Our students have won numerous awards in national and international photography and video contests, including first place in the Photographer Forums photography contest and third place in Nikon’s Everyday Cinema contest.