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Photography, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Montgomery, AL, United States
Whether you’re hoping for a career as a wedding or portrait photographer, commercial and industrial photographer, scientific or fine arts photographer, this Photography program at Auburn University at Montgomery within the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree can help you get there.  
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Overview

Program Description

Maybe you want to capture the world — as it is, or as you want to show it. At the Photography program at Auburn University at Montgomery, you’ll learn everything about being behind the camera — and more — by doing, from 35-mm film to new alternative processes.    

Points of Pride

AUM students have completed internships at Alabama Living magazine, Matter (a design firm), the Stamp Idea Group (an advertising agency), and the Indie Film Lab (one of the three largest photo processing labs in the United States).AUM's Goodwyn Gallery hosts exhibitions by visiting artists and advanced students.Our active AUM Student Art Association organizes trips for students to out-of-town workshops and exhibitions.

Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of media and communication occupations, which includes photography, is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 27,400 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations should stem from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms. The median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $52,370 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Photography
  • Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Advanced Digital Photography
  • Alternative Processes
  • Senior Project
  • Art History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed AUM online application; no application fee. 
  • Your official high school transcript (which should be mailed or e-mailed directly to AUM from your high school) and official English translation if your transcript is not in English.
  • Proof of English proficiency (unless you are exempt). You can take the TOEFL IBT (minimum 61 points), the IELTS (minimum 5.5 points), PTE (minimum 44), or the TOEFL PBT (minimum 500 points). More information about English proficiency test requirements.
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources (Bank statement and/or letter from your sponsor in English). The bank statement should show at least $28,625 available.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20336 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20336 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    19092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9546 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Montgomery

  • 860 - 1200 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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