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Art and Design - Photography Emphasis, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Bachelor in Art and Design - Photography Emphasis program at Utah Valley University teaches the language of photography. Students will take courses to diversify their skill set in the creation and appreciation of different approaches to photography. They will work with film, historic photographic processes, and cutting edge digital technology.  
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Students enrolled in the  Bachelor in Art and Design - Photography Emphasis program at Utah Valley University learn about and work in commercial and fine art environments. They will be taught working methods in the darkroom, studio lighting techniques, motion, and digital manipulation. The photo program emphasizes a hands-on and engaged approach. We actively look for opportunities to get our students on location and into real world scenarios through internships, study abroad programs, service oriented programs, and classes taught off campus. 


Students are prepared to compete in the photo area generally through free-lance work in areas such as advertising, stock images, weddings, documentary, portraiture etc. 

They may also look at in-house photography departments or studios. Students may also choose to promote their work to galleries, museums, exhibitions, commissions.

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:

  • Dark Room Techniques
  • Photography 
  • Documentary Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Photographic Lighting
  • The History of Photography
  • Historical Photographic Processes
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Advanced Digital Imaging
  • Photographic Illustration
  • Exploratory Photographic Processes

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 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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