48 months
19358 USD/year
19358 USD/year
6470 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art major provides challenging visual arts training within the context of a liberal arts education. The Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Western Connecticut State University infuses in our students a broad, diverse range of knowledge and experience along with the ability to think critically and analytically. 


The Bachelor of Arts in Photography from Western Connecticut State University incorporates comprehensive instruction integrated with the development, stimulation and increased awareness of the creative process. This ensures that our Visual Art majors become proficient creative problem solvers capable of freely expressing themselves.

Department of Art faculty are professional practitioners who have close ties with the New York City art world. The Gallery at Higgins Hall serves as a venue for a broad range of professional and student exhibitions, while the Visiting Artist Lecture Series features an impressive array of practitioners. Bus trips provide our students the opportunity to visit galleries and museums in Manhattan each semester.

Studies in the Visual Arts

  • Acquisition of a comprehensive set of creative, intellectual and technical skills, along with an ability to make connections between them. Students will have an understanding of scale, perspective, tone, color, line, form, light, texture, pattern, balance, and tension.
  • Development and creation of a significant body of work along with the ability to understand and evaluate works of art.
  • Familiarity with the works and philosophies of major artist/designers and a familiarity with contemporary thinking on art and design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • History of Photography
  • Figure Drawing
  • Alternative Photography Process
  • Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Advanced Photographic Methods
  • Gallery Interactions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Medical forms
  • Personal Essay explaining your reasons for seeking admission OR on a topic of your choice
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers or employers – OPTIONAL
  • Official Test Scores. 
  • High School and University Diplomas and Transcripts with Foreign Credit Evaluation
  • Affidavit of Support
  • $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9679 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9679 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3235 USD per semester during 48 months.

NE Regional: $4,853 per semester

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 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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