Department of Art and Photography

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Photography

The Photography major prepares students how to see, visualize, and capture the moments of light that represent their own voices. Committed to provide a broader understanding of art and photography, the major helps students to develop their technical, conceptual, and aesthetic abilities, where they have the opportunity to practice and learn the theoretical and practical skills needed to capture meaningful photographs.

The primary goal of this major is to make a strong foundation in contemporary

photography with comprehensive courses in art, technology, physics and engineering, where numerous second and third year courses allow the exploration of applied optics, color management, imaging systems, and fine arts.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Photography

Year 1

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 Modules

PHO 109: Understanding Camera, Lenses, and their Personalities (Open Access)

PHO 130: Exploring Perception (Open Access)

PHO 131: Harnessing Your Artistic Potential

PHO 132: Mastering the Art of Nature Photography

PHO 151: Understanding Light

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)

Language Modules

ENG 181: Understanding the Building Blocks of the English Language

ENG 182: Making Your English Clearer and Better Organized

Year 2

In the second year, students get introduced to the color and color management. They will learn how to do visualization, sensitometry, and practice to master the art of portrait, street, or landscape photography – three 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.

Core Modules

PHO 240 Understanding Color and Color Management

PHO 250 Mastering the Art of Portrait Photography

PHO 251 Mastering the Art of Street Photography

PHO 252 Mastering the Art of Landscape Photography

PHO 290 Photographic Practice and Presentation

PHO 275 Visualization

PHO 285 Sensitometry

Language Modules

ENG 201: Expressing the Location of Time

ENG 205: Mastering the Structure of the English Language

ENG 241: Basic Creative Writing

Year 3

In the third year, students will work with the style, develop their own voices, and prepare them for their future career. They will be given the opportunity to travel with our professional, in countries such as India and Nepal to have the first-hand experience of getting close to people, capturing their lives and moments.

Core Modules
PHO 305 Developing Style

PHO 311 Capturing Life and its Moments

PHO 381 Applied Optics

PHO 361 Imaging Systems and Image Emulation

PHO 325 Photographic Practice and Presentation 2

PHO 345 Working with Professional

Language Modules

ENG 385 Advanced Creative Writing

Total Credits

3 years

Course Type
Full-time or Part-time


Start and End Dates
All lessons are self-paced instructions, which student can proceed at his/her own speed, but should finish the course within the time frame of 4 months from the day he/she starts the course. Please visit Academic Calendar for details.

Live Conference with Faculty

Students have the opportunity to talk with the faculty and discuss the materials, despite of all the lessons are self-paced instructions that do not require the immediate response of an instructor.