48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
13922 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The BFA in Art degree provides a focused Photography program at Wayne State University that prepares students for a professional career or graduate school


Located in the historic Old Main building, the Photography program at Wayne State University is a component of the fine arts division in the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art & Art History.

We consider the photographic image as both language and craft. The language of the photography addresses how signifiers, symbols and metaphors are used to create meaning within the photographic frame. Through classes that address digital and analog skills, students learn how to use digital and film cameras, edit their images, and make digital and darkroom prints.

The goal of this program is to draw attention to the construction of the photographic image and how it produces meaning in order to teach students the necessary skills to produce their own meaningful images and participate responsibly in visual culture.

What makes this program unique?

The photography program at Wayne State specializes in the fluid transition between digital and film technologies. We have an array of digital and analog equipment to support the production of professional quality, large format prints both digitally and in the darkroom.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Black and White Darkroom Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Photography
  • Selected Topics in Photography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school or secondary school academic perfomance
  • ACT or SAT score (required for automatic merit scholarship consideration by Undergraduate Admissions
  • Rigor of high school curriculum
  • Meeting Wayne State's English proficiency requirements
  • Any other supporting documentation requested

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13922 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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