The primary goal of this major is to make a strong foundation in contemporary
The B.S. in Photography is a three-year degree. A Master of Science (M.S.) is then required to progress on to Ph.D. Those who have strong performance in their second or third year, will be invited to extend their degree to an additional year, with a focus on research, granting access to doctoral programs.
Students will be given the opportunity to earn credits by enrolling in independent projects or educational internships at Light & Composition. Upon graduation, students will be ready to create or pursue a career as visual artists or educators in a variety of photography industries, or print and electronic media businesses.
The first year of our B.S. in Photography aims to consolidate the acquired knowledge and to get introduced to the camera, lenses, and their personalities. Students will study and understand light, because it is light that makes photography. Soon they will study the elements of composition, and practice with the structure, balance, and dynamics of it. They will also learn and practice the technical side of photography from basic to advance in details by mastering the art of close-up, or nature photography. For presenting artistic work with confidence, they will learn the building blocks of the English language as well as how to make it clearer and better organized.
Core Prerequisites Modules
PHO 190: The Standard and Style of Photography (Open Access)
PHO 191: Learning to See the Beauty, Unity, and Harmony (Open Access)
PHO 192: Creative Composition (Open Access)
Prerequisites Language Modules (For Non-native English Speaker)
ENG 181: Mastering the Linguistic Categories (Open Access)
ENG 182: English: How to Write Clearly and Concisely (Open Access)
ENG 185: Expressing the Fabric of Time (Open Access)
ENG 186: Mastering the Structure of the English Language (Open Access)
Prerequisites Language Modules (For Native English Speaker)
English Professional Proficiency (Open Access)
PHO 130: Exploring Perception (Open Access)
PHO 131: Harnessing Your Artistic Potential (Open Access)
In the second year, students get introduced to the color and color management. They will learn how to do visualization, the way to capture decisive moments, and practice to master the art of portrait and landscape photography – two of the most important intricacies of photography. Students will also learn the basics of creative writings, and will be given the chance to get published professionally.
In the third year, students will work with the style, develop their own voices, and prepare them for their future career. They will have thorough understanding of sensitometry, applied optics, imaging systems and image emulation. Students will learn to capture images that draw attention to an issue, change people’s minds, raise awareness and promote change. They will be given the opportunity to work with award winning professional photographers to have the first-hand experience of getting close to people, capturing their lives and moments.
PHO 305 Developing Style
Advanced Core Modules