Follow Your Love for Photography
The mission of the Photography Program is to provide students with the technical skills and aesthetic language necessary to develop a personal vision and communication skills through photography. As a photography student, you will be exposed to traditional and digital photo practices, and learn to apply these technical skills to the development of your own style. Upon graduation, you will have created a portfolio of photography that demonstrates both your technical and creative skills as well as your readiness for further study or a career in photography.Contact Admissions
What You’ll Learn
Fine Art Photography
Learn how to capture and edit photos that successfully express emotions and moods.
Gain understanding of digitally based image processing and manipulation through raster-based painting, color-correction, and retouching tools.
Explore light and composition through the use of tungsten and electronic flash illumination for portraiture, still life, and interior photography.
Black and White Photography
Discover technical and analytical skills required for digital photography and begin exploring your personal vision through discussions about compassion and design.
Investigate the use of color in photographs as an expressive tool and draw upon digital and analytical skills explored in earlier classes.
History of Photography
Examine techniques and styles utilized by famous photographers as a way of developing one’s own personal style.
Ready to find out more?
Contact us today to schedule a private campus tour. Our admission team is here to help answer any questions you have and ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your education.
Explore Your Curriculum
As a student in the Photography Program, you’ll develop a range of analog and digital-equipment skills, preparing you to complete an extended image-based portfolio suitable for application to a four-year school. Your courses will expose you to both technical and analytical studies of photography that will assist you on your journey to defining your artistic style. For a list of faculty-recommended hardware and software, reference our technology requirements.
Ready to start creating?
Two years at DCAD can open a world of creative opportunities. Prepare yourself for a career as a professional artist, build a portfolio, or get a head start on a four-year art program — all while saving money. Apply today or get in touch with the DCAD Admissions office for help getting started.