Photography

In today's image-driven culture, capturing moments from behind a camera can lead you almost anywhere: lighting, styling, retouching, editing, designing, experimenting, manipulating, processing, and teaching. The photography major will prepare you to navigate the range of commercial and fine art photography and be able to move between digital tools and classic technique. Photography majors focus on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images. As a photography major, you will begin your studies learning basic design and drawing while working with a wide range of media and techniques as you explore two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based projects. You will receive instruction on camera equipment, operation, maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, and the use of computer applications to record or enhance images. Some schools give students the opportunity to focus their studies through concentrations or specializations within the photography major, such as marketing and advertising or art and design. This may prepare students to become professional photographic artists. Students graduate prepared for careers as photographers, graphic designers, or filmmakers.

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“…With over 50,000 students at the University of Central Florida, it is easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. But, with all of the opportunities afforded by this institution and all of the resources available, a little effort on the student...” – Alexis from Wellington, FL

“…Purdue is basically a land of opportunity; you get out of it what you put in, and much, much more. More majors and minors than you can imagine, even more clubs and organizations--something for everyone! I love this school and campus to the bottom of...” – Marie from Goose Creek, SC

“…new york university is an academically strenuous and challenging school in the heart of downtown new york city. the campus is new york city, with lots of grand old buildings, mainly centered around washington square park. each of their programs are...” – Isabella from Los Angeles, CA

“…The University of Washington is a challenging school that blossoms independence and creativity. The majority of all faculty members are enthusiastic about the subject they teach, and are willing to assist all students. This school provides excellent...” – Ronald from Honolulu, HI

“…The Campus is basically a miniature city within Syracuse. There are always activities to attend and ways to get involved. The classes are tough, but very rewarding if you put in the effort.” – Catherine from North Sutton, NH

“…Great friendly campus in the middle of cornfield, USA. Classes are theoretical and challenging in the engineering dept. However, it's easy to take a variety of other classes (art, history, dance, etc), regardless of your major.” – Alleycats from Urbana, IL

“…The ambient and city surrounding UM contribute a completely unique cultural experience the likes of which are cannot be found any where else in the world. The academic environment is lackluster, and those seeking a truly rigorous scholastic...” – BME from Miami, FL

“…The University of Oregon is not only a beautiful campus but offers the kind of liberal arts studies that I prefer. The excitement of living on campus and attending favored sporting events has contributed to my enjoyment at this school. I look forward...” – Katharine from Claremont, CA

“…in my opinion, this school is underrated. it is an excellent university with excellent professors and spectacular school spirit. it can definitely compete with other texas universities. ” – Christopher from Houston, TX

“…It's great! Take a bike though cause they seem useful. Have fun.” – Edwin from Cape Coral, FL

“…I love Ohio University! It is in a very safe and beautiful location. There is a small-town lifestyle but with plenty to see and do.” – Lauren from Glouster, OH

“…The absolute best university ever! Campus is user friendly and everything is very accessible. Professors are personable and keep in constant communication with the students.” – Alex from Silver Spring, MD

“…texas state is a picturesque school full of life, diverse, with a river that runs through it, and also full of people that are willing to help you on anything from personal problems, to math homework. ” – Genesis from Houston, TX

“…Colorado State University has given me the best college experience I could dream of. There are opportunities for anything you could imagine - and these opportunities are everywhere! Everyone is friendly, and all anyone wants is for each and every...” – Bailey

“…George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events...” – Meredith from Marlton, NJ

“…This university offers great city living where museums, concerts and sports events are only a stones throw away. The opportunity offered to students to work 6 months inbetween academics is also appealing both in terms of seeing if your chosen major...” – Sean from Quakertown, PA

“…Brigham young stands as a precedent for student education. It is a pinnacle of cleanliness of word and of character. It is a school like no other with the honor code as a standing tradition to be upheld by the students and the faculty. ” – Kaitlyn from Riverton, UT

“…sam houston state university has an amazing environment. the teacher-student ratio is perfect. the atmosphere is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to get lost in the crowd.” – Felicia from Cedar Park, TX

“…This is a fabulous extended campus in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The class sizes are small. I feel like I matter at this college.” – AW Prescott, AZ

“…Although this is a commuter school, I love being here every day. The instructors are helpful and understanding of any situation you might be in and there are more opportunities on campus to get involved with than I had thought. You meet a lot of...” – Bart from Deerfield, IL

“…Washington University is an incredible school that fosters individual scholastic as well as personal growth. The student body and faculty are diverse an open-minded. Also, the location is ideal due to its proximity to the business opportunities in...” – Nelson from Homewood, IL

“…Pratt is an oasis in the city for artistic people looking to develop and expand their skills. Prestigious and rigorous, this school is not for everybody, but it is a guaranteed that if you can get through four years here, you will be able to find...” – Landry from Scottsdale, AZ

“…I feel the school is well rounded, has many majors to look into and a very supportive teaching staff.” – Mason from Berlin, CT

“…spelman is a wonderful school with many great opportunities that many do not know about. make sure you network with your professors, your financial aid advisors/scholarship coordinators, and the career offices.” – Saleena from Harrisburg, PA

“…grand valley is a great school, it is very easy to get connected and find a community. the professors are awesome and want to help you succeed and find your purpose in life. they offer lots of extra curricular activities to keep you involved, in...” – Rachel from Ionia, MI

“…Seattle University is a great option for students interested in International Studies. Because it is a private college, students get more one on one attention and support from well-educated professors. SU offers a wide range of extra-curricular...” – Marissa from Seattle, WA

“…Columbia College Chicago was more than just a great experience for me. I can't even explain how diverse the people are there as far as talent and culture . They really give you a lot of space to embrace who you are and they support you in any way...” – Courtney from Saint Louis, MO

“…The University of Idaho has a great campus. All of the professors know the material and are able to teach their courses well. Overall it is a really good college for all majors.” – Madeleine from Canby, OR

“…This school is amazing. The teachers are very understanding and seem to love their jobs. The campus is very beautiful, clean, and very easy to navigate.” – Kirby from Chesapeake, VA

“…The university is very clean and a small campus. Not very diverse, predominantly white. There isn't a whole lot going on, but you find things to do.” – Sara from Farmington Hills, MI

Oakland University
Rochester Hills, MI

“…Oakland University is an involved and exciting school with so much to offer students. A place to learn and explore many options of career choices. A place to meet life long friends. ” – Yewande from Warren, MI

“…A fantastic institution that encourages you to follow your passion, whatever it may be. The list of clubs is endless, allowing you to foster your interest in a variety of activities. The professors also encourage free thinking and strive to build...” – Devin from Omaha, NE

“…ud is the perfect school for a home away from home! academically, they have tons of programs and more classes than you can imagine with amazing professors. student life is so fun every night whether staying in with your floor mates, going out to the...” – Morgan from Cincinnati, OH

“…TCU is a small-medium size school that is gaining national recognition in academics and sports. The community is very supportive and school-spirited. The students and professors are all passionate about their particular area of study and just...” – Becca from California

“…virginia commonwealth university is a terrific school.i don't recommend this school to someone who isn't use to a big city. also if you don't like big classrooms with 150 plus students, i don't recommend it.” – Christa from Lynchburg, VA

“…New School is a wonderful school, small classes and very involved student and faculty. As students we also benefit from great lectures and organized events involving highly recognized professionals in fields from fashion design to sustainable...” – Saydee from Brooklyn, NY

“…FIT is the college for you if: You are ready to compete with thousands of other people just like you, You are (relatively) organized (even relatively is better than not at all. If you're the latter, this is not your best option), and You're not one...” – Hayley

“…The academics are rigorous RIT is not a place to take your academics lightly. How good your social life is depends on what your looking for. If your a geek you'll fit right in but if more of a party person it will be harder for you to find your niche...” – Ernesto from Inglewood, CA

“…This college is meant for those who want to be themselves or want to discover themselves. The classes feel almost personalized, everyone cares about your education and how you do. Basically, everyone accepts you without judging you and wants the best...” – Ana from Savannah, GA

“…PC has the best environment I have ever seen! The students and faculty are excited to be there and have a genuine interest in education. The classes are challenging and fair.” – Meg

“…bradley gives a well-rounded education. the campus is beautiful and everything is easily accessible. the students, faculty, staff, and professors are nice and always willing to give a helping hand.” – Megan from Lake Zurich, IL

“…Barry is a SMALL private school that attends to those who are serious about their future careers. It has everything a person needs to be a successful and happy student. The campus is really nice and it is a comfortable place to be.” – Elle, NY

“…weber state is a great school. i love the diversity here. i have made so many wonderful friends as well!” – Karlie from Ogden, UT

“…Marymount Manhattan College is in an ideal location for students interested in all kinds of studies. The college is incredibly helpful in ensuring students get everything they need from tutoring to finding an internship in the city. The professors...” – Brittany from Leonardo, NJ

“…St. John's University is an amazing school. Not only is the campus amazing but the people are great as well. You will feel more than at home here.” – Jessica from Elmhurst, NY

“…If Susquehanna University fits your criteria when looking for schools, it is close to guaranteed that you will find it to be wonderful. Don't let the sticker shock get to you- they give good financial aid here. If you're serious about your college...” – Sarah from Pennsylvania

“…The University of La Verne is a great university to attend because the class sizes are small enough to be able to interact with everyone, especially Professors. I find that it is easier to learn in a small classroom setting. What I love most about...” – RR from Duarte, CA

“…Buffalo State is very diverse. They have a really great program for my major and I love the fact thats in the middle of the city and surrounded by art.” – Aleeah from Buffalo, NY

“…i love how the general education courses are intergrated into the engineering department. the school helps you adjust to your new surrounding. the support with your classes is amazing.” – Richard from Corona, CA

“…If you are interested in studying abroad then Arcadia University is the school for you. It is very open to all cultures hence it is very diverse. Finally the professors and staff are very friendly and approachable and there is a one on one with the...” – Imoinda from Philadelphia, PA

“…It is a small cozy college with a beautiful campus. Teachers are amazing friendly and caring about each student individually. The campus is old fashioned, but with a modern twist. ” – Wiktoria from Melrose Park, IL

“…RISD is competitive, everyone is expected to be self-motivated and self-reliant. Asking for help is strongly encouraged and freely given, but you have to self advocate. The school is small but the resources available are without equal.” – Clara from Providence, RI

“…union is located in lincoln, nebraska, which contrary to popular belief is not in the middle of a cornfield. union is small enough to know most people and say hi to them as you walk around campus. service is emphasized and led by student groups.” – PurpleDolphin

“…salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain times of day. the student body is very diverse and welcoming.” – Meghan from Beverly, MA

“…this is a great school to attend. there are small classroom sizes and teachers who really care. this is an awesome place to make friends for life.” – katie from Saint Louis, MO

“…Endicott College is an institution based on helping the needs of students. With rigorous course work, an overload of student activities and an involved president, EC is somewhere worth spending the next four years of my life. The college has a wide...” – Alyssa

“…this is an awesome school. since my first day i have felt welcomed, excited and challenged. it is a great place to be for so many different types of people.” – Samantha from Cambridge, MA

“…A perfect private university experience. Carroll offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to excel. Carroll professors almost always know students by name, and care about student success.” – Chealse from Lafayette, IN

“…Marywood isn't just a school, it's a community. It's a little old school in the rules, like no members of the opposite sex spending the night, but I think that just makes it more like home. ” – Katelynn from Reading, PA

“…webster exudes an open atmosphere filled with people that are easy to get along with. the staff is friendly, and personable, and the education quality is top-knotch.” – Lowell from Saint Louis, MO

“…usm is a great school that is often taken for granted. there are tons of opportunities available once you become involved in the community. usm is also known to have some of the best programs around, in certain majors.” – Jenae

“…My experience so far has been very rewarding the professors and faculty have gone out of there way to make me feel at home.I look forward to going to my classes each day. I plan to make the most of every opportunity in order to make my dreams a...” – Miranda from Port Orange, FL

“…OCU is a great and prestigious University. It offers great opportunities to students while giving them an excellent education. All of the teachers have their Masters or Doctorate degrees and the class sizes are small enough to provide each student...” – Kate from Oklahoma City, OK

“…pasadena city college holds classes for a diverse community of students on a beautiful campus. classmates from all over the world begin to feel like family by the end of the semester. although the school is very crowded, it definitely gives students...” – Stephanie from West Hills, CA

“…sac is offering so much more than what they first did when i attened in 2003. i love the fact that everything is spread out and doesnt seem so cluttered, and no one has to walk shoulder to shoulder like some colleges. also very clean!!!!” – Pearl from San Antonio, TX

“…this college is amazing. a lot of hard work, but plenty of friendly faces. i'm so glad i cam to this school” – Tomas from Novato, CA

“…Most helpful and successful at helping you succeed in your studies! There are still a lot of programs and transfer courses to choose from with all these budget cuts! Classrooms are up to date with the latest technology.” – Yessenia from Whittier, CA

“…orange coast college is one of the best community colleges in california, in transfer rates, athletics and academics. there are so many resources and opportunities to succeed and move forward, weather you want to transfer to a university or to get a...” – Jasmine from Costa Mesa, CA

“…This school is terrible when it comes to financial need. No one here knows much able ways to attend on a financial need basis. They are very slow with processing financial applications.” – Brittany from Detroit, MI

“…St. Petersburg College cares about assisting their students in many ways to achieve their graduating goals. Teachers are realistic and teach appropriately without prejudice. Advisors lead the students in the direction they need to go to reach their...” – Tammy from Pinellas Park, FL

“…a fantastic opportunity to enhance anyone's situation. northern virginia community college (nova) is the second largest junior institution. i would rate this school (from 1-10) 10 being the highest level of recognition.” – Brian from Bealeton, VA

“…I really love the atmosphere at this school and how personal everything is here. I love that my professors all know my name and some of my interests outside of class.” – Paige from Erie, PA

“…It is a fun loving place. It has positive staff that strive to help to the best of their abilities.” – Sarah from EL Cajon, CA

“…I would have to say that PSC is a 7.5 on a scale from one to ten. the reason for my anwer is their organization problems, and the fact that all students are not treated as equally. ” – Pre-Med from Pensacola, FL

“…nassau community college is a great school for finding what you want to do in life. it really helped me decide and find my passion and what i want to do as my career. definitely give this school a 10.” – Qiana from West Babylon, NY

“…I like king college very much it has helped me get to know many new people. It is a small school but i have found that i learn better in a small classroom situation. This college is just perfect for me.” – Robert from Arab, AL

“…i love this school. its a nice urban campus thats probably bigger than alot of people would think. this school also has a wide range of diverse people.” – LaQueisha from Pittsburgh, PA

“…I would give Grand View University an excellent rate. They are very helpful in many ways. It has many majors to offer and the major that I was interested in.” – Brian from Des Moines, IA

“…This campus is beautiful, every now and then you'll even see a family of deer in the denser tree areas. This food is better than I was making for myself at home! People are polite, everyone is here for education and your privacy is respected as long...” – Savannah from New Lebanon, NY

“…Southern Serves the community, while remaining humble. Southern also encourages healthy living, which promotes better health. Most importantly, their are lots of resources for strong academic success.” – Aaron from Collegedale, TN

“…immersion in fine art and all other arts related degrees. amazing guidance and leadership, along with the most amazing support staff any college could ever dream of having. opportunities abound for work, work study, gallery shows, sales, and...” – Alan from Bradenton, FL

“…city college has a large campus, it can be confusing at first but once you get used to it you'll love it. everybody is generally helpful and its very internally friendly. the only draw back is that there are a lot of people so getting the classes you...” – Khiry from Vallejo, CA

“…Mount Olive College is a wonderful school. They have great teachers who really know what their teaching and great facilities. It is a beautiful campus and a wonderful place to learn.” – Melissa from Sanford, NC

“…Santa Ana College is a well rounded diverse school. The teachers and the rest of the faculty there are very friendly and hard working. It is a very homy campus.” – Lydia from Santa Ana, CA

“…amarillo college is wonderful. the instructors are engaging and helpful. the classes are challenging, yet interesting. ” – Katharine from Amarillo, TX

“…de anza college is filled with many helpful professors and staff who just want you to transfer and are willing to answer any questions you have. the campus has a very tranquil feel being very spacious, filled with plants, and smoke-free. the people...” – Michelle from San Jose, CA

“… i have already learned alot especially about myself ! the campus is very nice, they have plenty of parking. always events going on.” – Jeri from Lodi, CA

“…Community really have a great team. They really take the time out to help you move forward in your future career and there courses is really great.” – Cassandra from Philadelphia, PA

“…college of the canyons is wonderful facility. the faculty here are very welcoming, friendly and always willing to help. this is a great campus where you will get a knowledgeable education. ” – Kayla from Santa Clarita, CA

“…cornerstone university is an academically inclined and friendly environment that is centered on jesus christ. each student is recognized for his or her own strengths. faculty and staff do their best to make students feel comfortable and welcomed in...” – Jessica from Zeeland, MI

“…I dread driving the distance, but I enjoy every bit of my college life at Saddleback. The dance program is outstanding and each instructor for every class I have is determined. They love what they do, which encourages the students to do the same.” – Tatiana from Carlsbad, CA

“…Unlike a large university like MSU the Lansing Community College campus is small and personal. The teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed. The nursing program is top notch in the state and country and well accredited.” – Karen from Haslett, MI

“…This school is a school of business. Every faculty member wants you to succeed and grow in music. When you step in there as a student you leave each class everyday a better musician.” – Khrista from Fairless Hills, PA

“…Columbia College is a small college that allows it's students to create and achieve big dreams. Not only is it a private college, but it has the atmosphere that allows it's students to feel like they belong while also taking that necessary step into...” – Jetta from Columbia, MO

“…This is an excellent school at a price I can actually afford. The teachers really care and, more often than not, actually take the time to get to know you so they can better help you with your education. I recommend this college to everyone I know.” – Erica from Colorado Springs, CO

“… It is my opinion that school is school wherever you go, but it is the people who teach there and attend with you and what the school is about that will either draw you in or repel you. The wee town of Ruston is as cozy as a campfire in December and...” – Leah from Shreveport, LA

“…This is a great school to prepare to transfer to a University. They have a broad selection of courses but you need to be on top of your registration in order to get the classes you want. This school is excellent for getting your GE classes and has...” – Carrie from Orland, CA

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

“…andrews university is a faith-based university that focuses on community and diversity. andrews is a great place to explore a career in the arts and sciences and professors are well-trained from highly respected institutions. andrews is located in a...” – Sarah from Berrien Center, MI

“…The best art school on the West Coast. Great faculty, great campus, great resources. Expensive, but at this private non-profit, you get what you pay for.” – Aaron from Canoga Park, CA