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Photography, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Explore the inspiring Bay Area

At the Photography course offered by California College of the Arts you’ll map new creative territory in the Bay Area, home to an incredible art and design scene. Pier 24 Photography, PhotoAlliance, SF Camerawork, Minnesota Street Project, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are just a few of the many cultural institutions nearby. As you interrogate ethical, political, and social issues through your artwork, a wide range of photographic perspectives will inspire you to develop an inclusive, self-reflective practice.

Potential career paths

  • Independent artist
  • Commercial photographer
  • Photo editor
  • Gallerist or employee at a museum
  • Photography technician
  • Artist’s assistant
  • Publisher or employee in the publishing industry
  • Employee at a tech company
  • Educator

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:

  • Tools 1: Black and White
  • Tools 2: Intro to Digital
  • Tools 3: Intermediate Digital
  • Tools 4: Large Format and Lighting
  • Investigations 1: Methods and Materials
  • Investigations 2: Sequence and Context
  • Media History: Contemporary Issues and Images
  • Investigations 3: Process, Practice, Production
  • Advanced Workshops
  • Junior Tutorial
  • Senior Project: Photography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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