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Photography, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

Students in the Photography program at the University of South Dakota explore techniques in photography development, printing and creative process and participate in critiques, lectures and demonstrations on critical issues in photography.

Facilities 

The photography facilities include:

  • Fully equipped Camera studio: Nikon 3200 Digital SLRs, 8’x 10’ cameras, 4’x5’ cameras, medium format cameras, 35mm single lens reflex photography studio cameras
  • A large selection of lenses, accessories, LED and hot light kits, analog, and digital lab equipment
  • Shooting and lighting studio with a high-end strobe system, and backdrops
  • Black-and-white darkroom with 22 enlargers
  • Alternative processes and film developing facility for palladium, wet plate collodion, other historic processes, and black and white film processing
  • Fully equipped printing shop: Epson 9800 printer, 44” wide Epson 4900 professional printer, 17” wide professional printer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Digital Photography
  • Photography
  • Photo Material & Techniques
  • Historic Photo Processes
  • Color Photography
  • Photography Special Projects
  • Advanced Photography Projects
  • Photography: Independent Study

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    530

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Submit your completed application 
  • Application Fees 
  • Official high school transcript 
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9408 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Vermillion

  • 1024 - 1790 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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